More than 200 adult and junior volunteers serve wherever there is a need for special warmth, cheer and understanding. Volunteers at Newport Hospital make a major contribution by giving their 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 that volunteers provide. The hospital is appreciative of the selfless service of its volunteers - they really do make a difference.

"I volunteer as a way to show gratitude for the life I have: a happy and healthy one."
Joyce Allphin

Volunteer Services Newsletter (PDF)

Volunteer Allegra Hachey


Volunteers must:

  • Must have completed sophomore year of high school to be eligible to volunteer.
  • 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.) 

Volunteer Alex Fredette

Upcoming Volunteer Information Sessions

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Newport Hospital.  

To learn more about volunteering at Newport Hospital please join us at one our upcoming volunteer information sessions. Sessions are from 3:30-4:30 p.m.:
  • Tuesday, May 9
  • Tuesday, June 13
  • Tuesday, September 12
  • The information sessions are held in the Gudoian Conference room.
  • There is complimentary parking in our Powel Avenue visitor parking lot.
  • No RSVP is required. 

We look forward to meeting you at the information session! Please feel free to call Lisa J. Coble, director of volunteer services, at 401-845-1635 or e-mail if you have any questions.

Student Volunteer Opportunities

We are currently recruiting for our summer 2017 youth volunteer program. College students serve from June 1 - August 18. High school students going into their junior or senior year are offered volunteer positions from June 26 to August 31.
Students applying for a summer assignment must attend an information session in April or May.