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

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.


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. 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.

Volunteer Opportunities

Car-Fit Technician (one-time training and event):

Here is a great way to help seniors in your community stay safe behind the wheel! Northside Hospital will offer Car-Fit, an educational program that gives older adults the opportunity to learn how well their personal vehicles "fit" them, on Saturday, November 4.

Volunteers train to become Car-Fit technicians and attend a one-time training on Friday, November 3 from 9am to 1pm in the Northside Hospital Medical Office Plaza, suite 230. Then, technicians assist drivers to ensure their vehicle properly fits them during the Car-Fit event at Northside Hospital's north parking lot on Saturday, November 4 from 9am to noon.

To volunteer to become a technician, visit this link and choose the 11/3/2017 training listed for St. Petersburg, FL: Here.

Family Waiting Room Volunteers

Family Waiting Room volunteers assist guests who are either loved ones of a patient in one of our ICUs or a surgical patient. They escort guests to units, provide directions and information, make and answer telephone calls from OR and ICU staff, log entries on each guest to ensure proper family/guest identification for the medical and clinical staff, and occasionally make coffee, tidy the waiting area, and restock supplies. Shifts are available on Mondays from 8am to noon, and Fridays, noon to 4pm.

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. Shifts available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 8am to noon, and Mondays, noon to 4pm.

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 4pm; or 4 - 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. Openings include any weekday from 8am to noon.

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