Each year, about 800 people volunteer at Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children's Hospital. Volunteers must be 14 years old or older, commit to at least 100 hours of total service, be willing to help others and have an interest in the health care community.

The volunteer department at Rhode Island Hospital offers volunteer positions for both teens and adults. The following positions are sometimes available for adult volunteers:

  • Greeters
  • Family liaisons
  • Emergency room
  • Gift shop
  • Nurse aides
  • Office support
  • Pet therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Patient visitors
  • Recovery room
  • Art Activities

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Please note: All volunteer positions are now full for summer 2017. New dates will be posted in late August 2017.

As  information session dates are available they will be posted on this page. Please use the online form below to register for an open date.

Print and bring the form below with you to the volunteer information session for which you are signed up.  

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All volunteers at Rhode Island Hospital must:

  • Attend a one-hour volunteer information session  
  • Submit a complete application with references
  • Interview with volunteer services staff
  • Provide an updated immunization record
  • 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
  • If under the age of 18, submit a signed permission slip
  • Adhere to uniform and dress code policy
  • Complete a criminal background investigation authorization form (provided by Lifespan volunteer services).

Information Session Dates

Please note: All volunteer positions at Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children's Hospital are now full for summer 2017. Information session dates for fall 2017 will be posted here in late August.