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- Donations: How you can help
Complete the on-line volunteer application. You will be invited to attend a volunteer information session.
Approximately one month from the time you attend the volunteer information session.
The minimum age is 16, or entering junior year of high school.
We ask volunteers for a $10 donation to support the purchase of volunteer uniforms.
We are a Baby-Friendly birthing center. Mothers are encouraged to breastfeed and bond with their newborns during their hospital stay. Volunteers do not have contact with the infants.
We cannot accommodate groups or individuals that would like a one-time volunteer opportunity.
Newport Hospital does not offer shadow experiences.
We ask that you be available for a minimum of six months for a once-a-week commitment. The time varies according to your availability and interests. College students serve for two semesters or during summer break. High school students may serve Monday through Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. or have a summer assignment.
Volunteering is an excellent step to learn about careers in health care. It does not guarantee you a paid position. If your priority is employment, please go to the Lifespan Careers website.
We can accommodate teams of two in some assignments. The child must be at least 16 years of age.
There are no opportunities at Newport Hospital to support research.
Volunteer services can assist students who are seeking a nonclinical internship. Some examples include: marketing, business development, and health care administration internships.
Volunteers for Newport Hospital receive:
We do not accommodate individuals who need to complete court-appointed community service hours.
All Lifespan staff and volunteers must participate in a criminal background check. Anyone who has been convicted of a felony for drugs, theft or assault is not eligible to volunteer.