Volunteer Opportunities - The Benefits and Rewards of Giving

Thank you for your interest in volunteering.

The safety and well-being of our patients, visitors, staff and volunteers is our number one priority. As we continue to proactively respond to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have come to the difficult decision to temporarily suspend most volunteer duties at RWJUH Hamilton. We are slowly allowing current volunteers back in a very limited capacity.

New applicants may contact us for future consideration and we will respond once we are able to resume our full volunteer program. Please send an email message noting your interest to Tedford.Taylor@rwjbh.org – please make sure your message includes contact information (preferred name, phone, and mailing address).

Would you like to be of service to others? Are you retired or a former healthcare professional looking to share your time, experience, compassion and empathy? Are you a dedicated and committed student interested in pursuing healthcare as a career? If the answer to any of these questions is “yes”, we invite you to become a volunteer at RWJ Hamilton, where you will have the opportunity to give of yourself and experience the rewards of self-satisfaction and fulfillment while being of service to others. If being active in your community and assisting others appeals to you, please consider joining our volunteer family where you will become one of RWJ Hamilton’s most valuable resources.

Adult Volunteers

Volunteering is good for your health. Opportunities for volunteers are listed below in service areas throughout the hospital and outpatient locations.

  • Bedside Harp Internships
  • Central Sterile Supply Runners
  • Emergency Department / Patient Transport (Ideal for retired nurse, retired adult or committed college student.
  • Gift Shop
  • Main Information Desk – Patient/Family Navigator
  • Nursing/Patient Care Units
  • Outpatient Services Desk – Patient/Family Navigator
  • Pet Therapy Visitation
  • Rehab Services – Outpatient PT/OT
  • Reiki
  • Security Dispatch Desk – Patient/Family Navigator
  • Surgery North Waiting Area
  • Surgery South / Endoscopy-Colonoscopy

College Students

Opportunities most suited for college students interested in the medical field are: Central Sterile Supply Runner, Emergency Department/Patient Transport, Nursing/Patient Care units, Rehab Services – Outpatient PT/OT.

Applications are available to those individuals who will make a minimum of a one year / 100 hour time commitment in most service areas above.

Volunteer Opportunities - Adult/College Students

  • Volunteer Services Office Wish List – Donations for our patient comfort cart of recent magazines; puzzle books – word searches – crossword puzzles; Adult coloring books, colored pencils; crocheted / knitted lap blankets. Donations of yarn are welcome!

Please call 609-631-6981 for more information on how to donate. Thank you!

Junior Volunteers – Year Round only

  • For high school students ages 15 through 17 years old (minimum of entering the 10th grade)
  • Must commit to volunteer for at least a minimum of one year with at least a minimum of 100 hours of continuous volunteer service. We do not have a summer program.
  • Students are welcome to exceed the minimum requirements and remain in the program past one year. Excellent attendance and cooperation with the rules and regulations of our program would still be required.
  • Flu shots are mandatory during flu season (September – June) at the volunteer’s expense. Documentation is required.
  • Initial Two-Step tuberculosis testing. TB testing is required annually
  • Students who do not meet minimum commitment / attendance requirements will not be eligible for recommendation letters, online recommendations, completion of forms or employment references.

How to Become a Junior Volunteer:

Please check the list of current openings below. Contact the volunteer office for an application if you see an opening that matches your availability that you want to apply for. Applications are available to those students who are willing to make a commitment to our hospital of a minimum of at least one year and a minimum of at least 100 hours.

Volunteer Opportunities - Junior Volunteer Program

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