Reasons to volunteer
While your generous gift of time helps other feel relaxed and welcome, it also benefits you in many ways. Northwestern Medicine volunteers have the opportunity to:
- Build self-esteem
- Discover new interests
- Feel valued and needed
- Gain new perspectives and experiences
- Learn additional skills
- Meet new people
- Share your talents with others
Along with the many personal benefits, Northwestern Medicine volunteers also receive free annual flu vaccines, invitations to events, discounts at participating retailers.
What are you interested in doing? Northwestern Medicine volunteers provide many services—from mail and newspaper delivery to staff support, directional services and gift shops. Volunteers also make more than 8,000 hats each year for hospital newborns, and they knit lap shawls for palliative care patients and baby blankets for NICU babies.
Whatever your interest, you’ll find a wide range of volunteer opportunities in nearly every area of the Northwestern Medicine network.