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.
All prospective volunteers should first complete and submit the Online Volunteer Application*. Additional forms specific to adult and teen applicants are listed below.
*You will be redirected to a third party system to complete the volunteer application. If you need an accessible version of the volunteer application, then please contact our volunteer director.
Please complete, save & rename, and email the forms listed below 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. The last interview of the day is scheduled for 3:30pm so that volunteers can have their TB test planted. 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 8am to 1:30pm.
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
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 8am to noon; noon to 4:00pm; or 4:00 - 7:30pm.
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. Shifts vary.
Emergency Department volunteers assist patients by answering call bells, showing patients how to navigate a personalized tablet, restock each room, properly disinfect stretchers and make follow up phone calls to patients who have been discharged home. This is the ideal position for someone interested in going to medical school as it immerses them in a true ER setting. Shifts vary.
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 to 10:30am. Pick the weekday that works best for you!