Volunteering at Rush Oak Park Hospital

Volunteering at Rush Oak Park Hospital

Not accepting volunteers:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rush Oak Park Hospital is not accepting applications for volunteers at this time. We appreciate your interest and ask that you check back with us at a later date.

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:

  • Environmental services
  • Spiritual care
  • Employee health
  • Information desks
  • Dietary
  • Nursing administration
  • Volunteer services
  • Marketing
  • Medical staff services
  • Therapy
  • Facilities
  • Quality
  • Outpatient therapy 
  • Pulmonary rehab 
  • Case management 

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 dinner
  • Our quarterly newsletter
  • A chance to learn about health care
  • Real-world experience in a clinical environment

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 questions or need more information, please email Cynthia Vasquez at Cynthia_J_Vasquez@rush.edu or call Volunteer Services at (708) 660-5684.