Volunteers at Rush Oak Park Hospital play an important role by supporting our staff and helping patients and visitors. People who volunteer here include students exploring health care professions, retirees looking to stay active and residents who want to serve the community.
Volunteers help in many areas, including the following:
- Environmental services
- Spiritual care
- Employee health
- Information desks
- Human resources
- Emergency department
- Outpatient surgery
- Nursing administration
- Volunteer Services office
- Physician offices
- Medical staff services
- Print shop
The benefits of volunteering
Rush Oak Park Hospital volunteers receive the following perks:
- Discounts in our cafeteria and gift shop
- Free parking
- An invitation to the hospital’s annual recognition dinner
- Our quarterly newsletter
- The opportunity to meet new people and give back to the community
- A chance to learn about health care
- Real-world experience in a clinical environment
Requirements for volunteering
If you’re an adult age 18 or older: We ask that you commit to at least six months to a year in your volunteer position, with a minimum of one four-hour shift per week. Short-term and project-based volunteer positions are periodically available to qualified applicants.
If you’re a high school student: Volunteer positions are available only during the summer months.
See current opportunities and apply online
We place volunteers according to personal interests, background and experience; availability; general health; interpersonal and communication skills; and specific department needs.
Please note: Applying to the volunteer program does not automatically guarantee acceptance or placement, and volunteer service is not intended or guaranteed in any way to lead to paid employment. We do not offer internships or externships through the Volunteer Services department. We also do not offer shadowing or obsevation opportunities through the Volunteer Services department. We do not accept applicants who live further than 12 miles from our facility.
If you have questions or need more information, please email Cynthia Vasquez (Cynthia_J_Vasquez@rush.edu) or call Volunteer Services at (708) 660-5684.