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Northside Hospital


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

Teen Applicants (Age 15-17)

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


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

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 7a – 11am; 11am – 3pm; and 3 – 7pm, 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 for Mondays, 8am to 2pm.

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.