Volunteer at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Volunteer at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Volunteer at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Volunteer services are vital to our mission of optimizing the quality of healthcare for our patients. Our volunteers provide hospital departments and staff with capable, dependable and trained volunteers who contribute thousands of hours of service annually. Our goal is to offer a compassionate presence to our patients, their families and visitors.

Apply to volunteer

All applicants should complete and submit an electronic application. An automatic email will be sent confirming receipt of the application. This confirmation does not guarantee placement as a volunteer. *Applications for Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Evanston are processed through Northwestern Memorial Hospital Volunteer Services.

Qualifications include:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Pass criminal background check
  • Complete electronic volunteer application
  • Participate in personal interview
  • Agree to six month commitment of four hours per week
  • Attend hospital orientation for new volunteers
  • Discuss TB testing, flu shots and other relevant inoculations with manager during interview
  • Provide immunization records for:
    • Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
    • Chickenpox (Varicella)
    • Tetanus (Tdap)
  • Read and comply with Northwestern Memorial Hospital policies, such as code of conduct, privacy laws and dress code
  • Obtain hospital identification badge and uniform
  • Complete on-the-job training for assigned volunteer service


  • Personal growth
  • Free flu shots
  • Increased knowledge of healthcare, hospital programs and services
  • Awareness of hospital community education and wellness presentations
  • Interaction with community-minded, service-oriented people
  • Annual awards dinner and program in recognition of your service to Northwestern Medicine
  • Discounts at participating retailers

For information, or if you would like to become a volunteer at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, call 312.926.2070 or complete our online application form.