Volunteering at RUSH Oak Park Hospital

The volunteers at RUSH Oak Park Hospital play an important role by supporting our staff, and helping our patients and visitors, and serving the community. Our volunteers include students, retirees and residents.

Interest Areas

RUSH Oak Park Hospital offers a variety of interest areas where our volunteers can serve, including the following:

  • Cardiac/Pulmonary rehabilitation 
  • Emergency department
  • Employee health
  • Environmental services  
  • Information desks
  • Laboratory services 
  • Medical staff services 
  • Nursing services 
  • Physician sffices 
  • Same day surgery
  • Physical therapy 
  • Volunteer services 

The Benefits of Volunteering

In addition to having the opportunity to meet new people and give back to the community, our volunteers receive the following perks:

  • Discounts in our cafeteria and gift shop
  • Free parking
  • An invitation to the hospital’s annual recognition event 
  • Opportunity to learn about health care
  • Opportunities to participate in special education programs 
  • Real-world experience in a hospital setting

Requirements for Volunteering

If you’re 18 or older: We ask that you commit to at least six months in your volunteer position, with a minimum of one four-hour shift per week. Short-term and project-based volunteer positions are periodically available to qualified applicants.

If you’re a high school student: Volunteer positions are available only during the summer months.

Please note: We do not offer shadowing or observation opportunities through Volunteer Services. Also, we do not accept applicants who live further than 12 miles from our facility.

Current opportunities and applying online

We place volunteers according to personal interests, background and experience, availability, general health, interpersonal and communication skills, and specific department needs.

You can view our current volunteer opportunities and/or apply online through the links below.

Current volunteer opportunities

Online volunteer application

Please note: Applying to the volunteer program does not automatically guarantee acceptance or placement, and volunteer service is not intended or guaranteed in any way to lead to paid employment.

If you have any questions or need more information, please email volunteerROPH_services@rush.edu or call (708) 660-5684.