Volunteering at Northwestern Medicine
The Volunteer Services team is vital to our mission of delivering patient-centered care and ensuring that every person who enters our doors has an excellent experience. More than 2,100 dedicated volunteers serve patients, visitors and hospital staff, contributing almost 287,000 volunteer hours annually.
Volunteering at a Northwestern Medicine hospital gives you an opportunity to use your talents to make a real impact on your community. While your generous gift of time helps others feel relaxed and welcome, it also benefits you in many ways. As a Northwestern Medicine volunteer, you can:
- Learn new skills
- Gain new perspectives
- Have new experiences
- Meet new people
- Build social connections with others of all backgrounds
Every day, Northwestern Medicine volunteers touch the lives of patients, families and visitors. A friendly smile, a helping hand and a warm heart can make a real difference in the experience people have in a hospital when they are visiting or receiving care.