Volunteers enhance the 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 range from patient care roles throughout the hospital including our Emergency Department and on patient care units, to non-patient care areas including the front desk, family waiting area, and in support of our professionals in Marketing and Human Resources, among many others. Volunteers receive a free meal for every four-hour shift as well as other benefits.

To be considered, please read and carefully follow the instructions for completing the application and additional documents below then call for an interview. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

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

Adult volunteers (18+) are asked to maintain a commitment to their weekly, four-hour volunteer shift for a minimum of six months. If you can ensure you can maintain this commitment, please complete, save, and rename the forms below and email them to our volunteer director.

Teen applicants (Age 15-17)

Northside Hospital encourages teens and other young adults to apply to volunteer who are specifically interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. Because the expectations of health care professionals are great and require dedication and commitment, our expectations are that these volunteers balance their school and extracurricular activities so that they maintain their commitment to their weekly volunteer shift for a minimum of three months. If you can ensure you can maintain this commitment, please complete, save & rename, and email the forms listed below to our volunteer director.


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 annually, and be immunized for influenza during flu season (generally October through the following March 31) each year. A parent/guardian must accompany a minor to the interview. All interviews are conducted at the volunteer office located in the Medical Office Plaza at 6006 49th Street. N., Suite 350, St. Petersburg, FL 33709. Please note: interviews are only conducted on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Interviews are scheduled between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. so that volunteers can have their TB test planted immediately after. They must return 48-72 hours to have their test read. So that you may plan accordingly, all volunteers are required to attend orientation which is always held on a Monday from 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


Orientations are generally held only on Mondays from 8:00am - 1:00pm. Attendance is required. Please note: we will only offer one orientation in October (21). Please plan accordingly.

Volunteer opportunities

Human Resources Intern

Looking to take your Human Resources education to the next level with an HR-specific internship? Join the Human Resources team at Northside Hospital! Please note: this is an unpaid internship specifically for those pursuing post-secondary education in Human Resources Management. About the Internship: With full adherence to the confidentiality policies of both patients' protected health information and hospital business/contract/employee relations and negotiations, the volunteer intern assists in Human Resources (HR). The intern applies classroom coursework learning to the role and shadows the department VP and/or his/her designee, and may be assigned to special projects related to that department's successful operation and/or enhancement of services. This may include, but is not limited to:

  • Employee/volunteer badge creation
  • Auditing staff licenses/certifications
  • Working in concert with the rewards and recognition team focusing on hospital culture
  • Observing/shadowing employee relations issues
  • Observing/shadowing HR VP and HR Business Partner responsibilities
  • Processing HR paperwork and completing HR transactional assignments
  • Coordinating and planning HR events
  • Has proficiency in Microsoft Office tools and the ability to learn additional software and HR applications
  • Other duties, as assigned

If this sounds like your perfect place, please submit your application, then email the director the related documents, resume, and transcript per the instructions on this page.

Patient discharge transporter

This rewarding position includes the safe discharge of patients via wheelchair making patients' experiences exceptional through the end of their stay with us. These volunteers engage with patients and their loved ones in a personal way — some even sing songs or tell their own jokes! If you're a strong person (to push the wheelchair up to 200lbs) with a soft heart, this role is for you!  Opportunities are available weekdays from noon to 4:00pm and 4:00pm - 7:30pm.

Heart valve clinic concierge

The volunteer may assist nursing and administrative staff with specific tasks and offer non-medical support to patients and their families, including but not limited to the following: Greets patients, visitors, staff and colleagues; accompanies patients throughout the pre- and post-procedure process ensuring they visit all required departments for testing; transports patients in wheelchair between departments, if needed. This position requires the volunteer to have the ability to push wheelchairs with up to 200 lbs of weight, however, volunteers do not lift or carry patients. The volunteer provides services throughout the hospital, reporting to staff in the Medical Office Plaza. Valve clinic concierges must be at least 18 years of age. Volunteers are needed Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:00am - 1:00pm.

Compassion concierges

Do you have the ability to warm peoples' hearts just by being you? Do you want to aid in calming visitors who are often worried? Your exceptional customer service skills, basic computer knowledge, and the ability to smile under pressure are the hallmarks of the volunteer we're looking for for this role! These volunteers are the ambassadors and the people of "first impressions" at Northside Hospital who:

  • Greet patients, visitors, staff, and colleagues
  • Process visitor ID badges
  • Escort visitors to their destination, providing directions and information
  • Answer the telephone

Shifts vary.

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. Choose your weekday or weekend shift from 8:00am - noon; noon - 4:00pm; or 4:00pm - 7:30pm.

Emergency and emergency reception

Often one of the busiest locations in the hospital, the ER is one of the most popular locations for volunteers. These volunteers answer call bells, assist patients with in-room tablets, make discharge phone calls, disinfect stretchers, and restock. This position is often filled by those interested in or who have experience in the medical field. ER reception volunteers, who serve in the registration area of the Emergency Department, assist walk-in patients at the registration kiosk, provide visitors with badges, and escort families back to their loved one in the ER with staff permission.

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 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 from 8:30am - 10:30am. Pick the weekday that works best for you!