Volunteering at UH Richmond Medical Center

With growth comes exciting, new challenges and the need for services that only a volunteer can provide. Volunteers are an integral part in our effort to deliver the best healthcare possible.

About Our Volunteer Group at UH Richmond

We are a small close-knit group. Each volunteer who is present for four hours receives a meal in the UH Richmond Medical Center Café with a $6.50 limit. A Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon is held each year. Rewards and gifts are presented at that time. We also have one activity per year outside of the hospital.

Your Commitment as a UH Richmond Volunteer

Prior to applying as a volunteer, consider your lifestyle and other commitments. We ask our volunteers to schedule four hours per week, with the commitment of a minimum of six months, and one mandatory meeting per year. You will have a training period and attend orientation. Our professional and administrative staff will learn to know and depend upon you.

We welcome high school and college students and will work to adjust to your changing schedules, if possible.

Volunteer Opportunities at UH Richmond

The following list represents some of the areas of service of UH Richmond Medical Center, a campus of UH Regional Hospitals volunteers. We will make every effort to honor your preferences regarding placement. However, placements are based on hospital needs and your time and availability. Note that the minimum age to volunteer is 15 years and a sophomore in high school. Some positions may require a higher age.

One to One Patient Contact: Work directly with patients and provide services, as well as emotional support. Work directly with patients and provide non-medical care, as well as emotional support.

Information Desk: Provide telephone numbers and locations of patients; direct guests and visitors to their destinations; complete other tasks as time allows.

Clerical: Provide support with office duties in many departments.

Observation Program

The observation program allows individuals interested in a healthcare career shadow at UH Richmond employee to learn more about the field.

How to Become at UH Richmond Volunteer

  1. Application: Complete the Volunteer Application. For your convenience, download our application form in PDF format and submit by mail to: 
    Brenda Junkin, Volunteer Coordinator
    27100 Chardon Road
    Richmond Heights, OH 44143
  2. Interview: Once your application is received, the Volunteer Coordinator will contact you. If an opportunity for placement is available, an interview will be scheduled.
  3. Background & Screening: Reference and criminal checks, including fingerprinting, are conducted on all volunteers before they start their position.
  4. Orientation: You will attend a full day Hospital/Volunteer Services Orientation at UH Richmond Medical Center, a campus of UH Regional Hospitals.
  5. Health Screening: Before starting their position, all volunteers will receive a TB test. It is provided by the hospital at no cost. The TB test is an annual requirement.
  6. Dress Code: You will receive a badge and a jacket that you are required to wear when volunteering.

If you have any questions or would like further information: Please contact the Volunteer Office at 440-585-6431 or by email at Brenda.Junkin@UHhospitals.org.