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Volunteers

Our volunteers enhance the caring and compassionate care Northside Hospital is known for, and we welcome you to join our team! If you would like to meet new people, build valuable skills, and take part in free educational programs and hospital events, please consider applying today. Our opportunities vary from patient care roles throughout the hospital including our Emergency Department, at the front desk and family waiting areas, on our patient care units, and in support of our professionals in Marketing, Human Resources, and in clinical departments. Volunteers receive a free meal for every four-hour shift as well as other benefits.

Volunteer Applications

All prospective volunteers should first complete and submit the Online Volunteer Application. Additional forms specific to adult and teen applicants are listed below.

Online Volunteer Application

Adult Applicants

Please complete, save & rename, and email the forms listed below to Hilary Douglass at Hilary.Douglass@hcahealthcare.com.

Teen Applicants (Age 15-17)

Please complete, save & rename, and email the forms listed below to Hilary Douglass at Hilary.Douglass@hcahealthcare.com.

Interview

After completing the appropriate forms, please call Volunteer Services at (727) 528-5959 to set up an interview. All volunteers must be tested for TB, and be immunized for influenza during flu season (generally October through the following March 31). A parent/guardian must accompany a minor to the interview.

Please contact Volunteer Services at (727) 528-5959 for assistance completing these steps online.

Volunteer Opportunities

Get to the Heart of the Matter

You know how important it is to get to all your medical appointments, but for patients at Northside Hospital's Heart Clinic missing one could mean a postponed heart surgery or cancellation of an important follow up appointment. Volunteers in our Heart Clinic accompany patients throughout the hospital during their pre and post-procedure process ensuring they visit all required departments. Volunteers may transport patients in wheelchairs between departments, if needed, and occasionally help staff with clerical tasks. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

Patient Care Unit Concierges

Patient Care Unit Concierges serve as the cheerful greeters on all patient care units. These volunteers answer phones, assist visitors by providing directions, and other clerical related tasks. Shifts are available 7:00am – 11:00am, 11:00am – 3:00pm, and 3:00pm – 7:00pm, seven days a week. Choose the shifts that work best for your schedule.

Family Waiting Room Volunteers

Family Waiting Room Volunteers are the critical conduit between visitors and patients in our surgical areas and ICUs ensuring they receive timely updates on their loved one's status. Volunteers engage with visitors and escort them to the proper unit/department. Greatest need is Mondays 8:00am - 2:00pm.

Front Desk Volunteers

Front Desk Volunteers assist guests by badging and in some cases escorting/transporting them to a department/unit. These volunteers also provide information on hospital events and services. A variety of shifts available days and early evenings.

Patient Admission/Discharge Transport Volunteers

Patient Admission/Discharge Transport Volunteers assist with the admission or discharge of our patients and primarily transport via wheelchair. Daytime and weekend coverage needed.

Chief Comfort Officers

Chief Comfort Officers (CCOs) ensure patients' comfort during their stay with us. Volunteers visit with patients, offer amenities from quiet kits to books, newspapers, and playing cards to blankets, pillows, etc.

Emergency Department Concierges

Emergency Department Concierges assist our patients with registration and keep friends and families informed when their loved one is being carefully attended to in our ER.

A FANStastic Way to Help Others!

If you love food and helping people who are hospitalized this is your volunteer gig!

Join our Food and Nutrition Services (FANS) team (including an internationally-trained chef - wow!) serving as a FANS Ambassador! These volunteers visit and assist inpatients by completing a meals preferences questionnaire, offer patients smiles, beverages and snacks - - what could be more rewarding?!! Our FANS volunteers are an integral part of the FANS team and as such are included in trainings and meetings.

Volunteers are needed only two hours every day from 8:30 - 10:30am. Pick the day or days that are best for you!