Volunteer Opportunities - The Benefits and Rewards of Giving

Volunteer Opportunities – The Benefits and Rewards of Giving

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 – Reception
  • Main Information Desk – Patient/Family Navigator
  • Outpatient Services Desk – Reception
  • Outpatient Services Desk – Patient/Family Navigator
  • Pet Therapy Visitation
  • Rehab Services – Outpatient PT/OT
  • Reiki
  • Surgery North Waiting Area
  • Surgery South / Endoscopy-Colonoscopy

Applications are available to those individuals who will make a minimum of a one year / 100 hour time commitment in most service areas above. Call the Volunteer Office at 609.631.6981 to arrange for an application.

Volunteer Services Office Wish List

Donations for our patient comfort cart of “small quantities” of recent magazines; puzzle books, such as word search and 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.

College Students

Opportunities most suited for college students interested in the medical field are: Central Sterile Supply Runner, Emergency Department / Patient Transport, Rehab Services – Outpatient PT/OT. Call the Volunteer Office at 609.631.6981 to discuss your availability to volunteer and arrange for an application.

Junior Volunteers (Year-Round Only)

For information on how to become a junior volunteer, contact the volunteer office at 609.631.6981 to arrange for an application to be mailed to your home. 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.

Additional Junior Volunteer requirements:

  • This program is available to high school students ages 15 through 17 years (minimum of entering 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.
  • Students are welcome to remain in the program and exceed the minimum requirements. 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.
  • Two-step tuberculosis testing with TB testing 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.

Year-Round Junior Volunteer Shifts


  • 3 pm to 5 pm – General Office, Outpatient Services patient/family navigator, Lakeview Childcare
  • 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm – Lakeview Childcare Center
  • 4 pm to 6 pm – Nursing Units
  • 4 pm to 7 pm – Main Information Desk patient/family navigator; Physical Therapy (off site)


  • 9 am to Noon – Information Desk
  • Noon to 4 pm – Information Desk
  • 4 pm to 7 pm – Information Desk

Patient Stories

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