Careers at Lifespan Health System

Volunteering at Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children's Hospital

Please note: The volunteer program for Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children's Hospital is fully staffed at this time. Updates will be posted here in late summer 2021.

Helping Others by Volunteering at Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children's Hospital

Each year, about 700 people volunteer at Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children's Hospital.

Are You Eligible to Volunteer?

Volunteers at both locations must be willing to help others and have an interest in the health care community. Day, evening and weekend placements are available. 

  • Volunteers at Rhode Island Hospital must be 14 years old or older and commit to at least 100 hours of total service (50 hours for high school students). If you are in high school and would like to volunteer at Rhode Island Hospital, see opportunities for high school students.
  • Volunteers at Hasbro Children's Hospital must be at least 18 years of age and not in high school.
Cover of Volunteer Information Guide for Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children's Hospital

Volunteer Information Guide

The first step to becoming a volunteer is to read the information guide and apply online.

Learn More  and Apply Online

Possible Hospital Volunteer Positions

The following positions/areas may be available. Some positions are available only for adult volunteers.

  • Ambassadors
  • Art Activities
  • Canine Visitation
  • Emergency Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Music Activities
  • Office Support
  • Oncology
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Patient Services
  • Patient Visitors
  • Pediatric Playrooms
  • Reading Programs
  • Recovery Room
  • Waiting Rooms

Requirements for Hospital Volunteers

All volunteers at Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children's Hospital must:

  • Review the Volunteer Services Information Guide
  • Submit a complete application and obtain two references
  • Complete an orientation about hospital policies and procedures
  • Interview with volunteer services staff
  • Provide an updated immunization record, including proof of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Submit to two tuberculosis tests
  • Complete an orientation about hospital policies and procedures
  • Commit to a minimum of two to four hours each week for at least 100 hours (50 hours for high school students)
  • If under the age of 18, submit a signed permission slip
  • Adhere to uniform and dress code policy
  • Provide a $12 uniform payment
  • Complete a criminal background investigation authorization form (provided by Lifespan Volunteer Services at time of interview).

Please call 401-444-5530 with any questions.