- How do I get started as a volunteer?
- What happens at an orientation?
- Where do volunteers work?
- Can I be a volunteer on weekends?
- Is there a time commitment?
- Do you have opportunities for high school students?
- Is there a minimum age for a volunteer?
- Do you accept college or university students?
- Will I receive training if I volunteer?
- How does Rush recognize the contributions of volunteers?
How do I get started as a volunteer?
To volunteer, call (312) 942-5574. You'll be asked to register for a high school or college/adult orientation. Provide your name, telephone number, email address and a date best suited to your schedule.
What happens at orientation?
You will meet the lead volunteer coordinator and complete some paperwork. You also will learn about Rush history, volunteer responsibilities, and policy and procedures. This will help you decide if Rush is the right volunteer opportunity for you. If you decide to proceed, you will be asked to complete a two-step TB (tuberculosis) screening test and mandatory quizzes.
Where do volunteers work?
Home base is in the Volunteer Services office, but you can serve anywhere in the Medical Center performing a variety of nonclinical duties.
No. Currently all volunteer opportunities are completed on site from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.
Is there a time commitment?
Yes, most positions require a minimum commitment of two to four hours per week. We ask that volunteers make an overall commitment of 125 hours per year.
Yes. High school orientations are held once a month. Bear in mind that scheduling volunteer time can be an issue for high school students, especially during the school year. The Volunteer Services office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and service hours must take place during these times.
Is there a minimum age for volunteering?
Do you accept college or university students?
Will I receive training if I volunteer?
How does Rush recognize the contributions of volunteers?
Our patients, their families and our staff appreciate our volunteers every day. In addition to ongoing informal recognition, all volunteers are invited to an annual volunteer recognition dinner where we present a number of awards for outstanding service.
For more information, please contact us:
Phone: (312) 942-5574
Fax: (312) 942-5806