Application Process

Individuals wishing to volunteer at University Hospitals are expected to:

  • Complete a volunteer application.
  • Provide two completed reference forms from someone in a leadership/advisory role; this is an interactive form that can be saved and sent to us.
  • Have an interview with a member of the Volunteer Services Department staff.
  • Complete a PPD/tuberculosis test; some areas require additional testing.
  • Attend a new volunteer orientation and training.
  • Complete background screening.

Volunteers at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center should be willing to commit to a minimum of six months or 50 service hours. Volunteer assignments typically require three hours per week. Please consider carefully whether this time commitment will fit your schedule or other life commitments.

Benefits to Volunteers

In appreciation of the support and time our volunteers contribute, UH Cleveland Medical Center offers benefits to volunteers which include, but are not limited to:

  • Free parking
  • Annual volunteer appreciation event
  • Summer youth volunteer reception
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Discounts in the gift shop, cafeteria and pharmacy
  • Meal ticket after each four-hour shift (not to exceed three per week)

For High School and College Students

High school and college students interested in volunteering at UH should fill out an application for one of the following programs:

Helpful Links

* Compliance training site
* Observation Application
* Watch OR Video
* Download OR Quiz

All observers are required to complete compliance training. Turn in confirmation page with completed observation application to the Observation Coordinator. For questions, call 216-844-1504.

Please note the Compliance Training Site link can only be viewed using an Internet Explorer browser.

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