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. to 1:30 p.m.

Volunteer opportunities

People person extraordinaire

If you're looking to gain real-world Human Resources experience, this opportunity is for you! Join Northside Hospital's HR team where you will assist with program planning and execution for employee recognition, attend recruitment fairs, provide data entry and other administrative assistance such as copying/scanning/filing HR documents and making phone calls. You'll gain a wealth of knowledge interacting with our 1,100 employees and HR team. Basic understanding of MS Office programs and willingness to learn new software is requested.

VIP needed: Volunteer Implementation Pro

Have you wanted to get behind the scenes, using your computer know-how and warmth and compassion to enable volunteers to be their best selves? Do you want to learn new skills in volunteer management, interact with a great team of professionals, and contribute in ways that are impactful? Northside Hospital has an opening for one or two tech-savvy, kind professionals to assist in all aspects of the volunteer department. Duties range from using our Volgistics volunteer management software, inputting, scanning documentation, recognition event planning, wellness program assistance, and more! You make your own hours anytime Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. up to four hours per week. 

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 4:30 p.m.

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 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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 a.m. to noon; noon to 4:00 p.m.; or 4:00 - 7:30 p.m.

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 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Pick the weekday that works best for you!