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  • Volunteering at Rhode Island Hospital

  • Each year, about 1,000 people volunteer at Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children's Hospital. Volunteers must be 14 years old or older, commit to at least 100 hours of total service, be willing to help others and have an interest in the health care community.

    The volunteer department at Rhode Island Hospital offers volunteer positions for both teens and adults. Learn more about opportunities for high school volunteers. The following positions are sometimes available for adult volunteers:

    • Greeters
    • Family liasons
    • Emergency room
    • Gift shop
    • Nurse aides
    • Office support
    • Pet therapy
    • Physical therapy
    • Patient visitors
    • Recovery room
    • Art Therapy

    Volunteers also transport students, serve as guides, escorts and interpreter aides


    All volunteers at Rhode Island Hospital must:

    • Attend a one hour volunteer information session
    • Submit a complete application with references
    • Interview with volunteer services staff
    • Provide an updated immunization record
    • Submit to two tuberculosis tests
    • Complete an orientation about hospital policies and procedures
    • Commit to a minimum of two to four hours each week for at least 100 hours
    • If under the age of 18, submit a signed permission slip
    • Adhere to uniform and dress code policy
    • Complete a criminal background investigation.
    All information sessions are full at this time. Please check our website in late February early March for new information session dates.

    Please check our website in the coming weeks for additional high school and college student information session dates.

    For more information, call the volunteer office at 401-444-5530 or e-mail