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    Volunteer Bill Mershon


    Volunteer Allegra Hachey


    Volunteer Alex Fredette

    More than 200 adult and junior volunteers serve wherever there is need for special warmth, cheer and understanding. Volunteers at Newport Hospital make a major contribution by giving time to enhance the quality of patient care and to provide support services for the professional staff. 

    The patients and staff benefit greatly from services volunteers provide. The hospital is appreciative of the selfless service of its volunteers-they really do make a difference.

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    Volunteers must:

    • Be 15 years of age or older.
    • Complete and submit the volunteer application form to Volunteer Services.
    • Attend a one-hour volunteer information session.
    • Serve a minimum of six months, two to three hours per week.
    • Provide an updated immunization record and complete a mandatory hospital health screening.
    • Attend mandatory hospital-wide safety training.
    • Participate in a criminal background check if you are 21 years of age or older.

    Volunteer application

    You can apply online or print and fill out Newport Hospital's volunteer application to begin the process of becoming a volunteer. For more information, call the volunteer office at 401-845-1635 or e-mail

    (Newport Hospital's online application requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can download it now for free.)

    Upcoming Volunteer Information Sessions:

    • Tuesday, September 9, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, September 25, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday, October 15, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, November 13, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

    The information sessions are held in the Gudoian Conference room. Please use the main entrance of the hospital and ask for directions at our information desk. There is complimentary parking in our Powell Avenue visitor parking lot. No RSVP required.

    Student Volunteer Opportunities

    Newport Hospital welcomes students to participate in our volunteer program. College students must attend the September Information Session and serve for two academic semesters. High school students are welcomed throughout the school year to volunteer one afternoon a week from 3-5:00 P.M.