Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Prince George’s Hospital Center. The success of Prince George’s Hospital Center is due in part to the hard work and dedication of its volunteers. We have more than 150 volunteers that work in almost every area of the hospital. Our volunteers play a vital role in meeting the non-medical needs of our patients.
You must be at least 16 years old to volunteer. Some areas of the Hospital do require that a volunteer be at least 18 years of age.
Teenagers from 16-18 years of age who are interested in the medical field or who want to perform community service are encouraged to apply. See more information about Service Learning below.
Time Commitment: At least four (4) hours a week for a period of six (6) months.
What Needs Can You Fill As a Volunteer
Volunteers are important members of our healthcare team. They brighten patients’ hospital stays and help our staff meet the needs of family members and friends of patients. You’ll find our volunteers working throughout the hospital. Some areas include:
- Central Sterile Processing Office
- Information Desk
- Medical Surgical Nursing Units
- Outpatient Clinics
- Patient Transportation
- Pediatric Units
There is a need around the clock and every day of the week. When and where a volunteer works depends on each persons interests and the Hospital and patient need.
- All prospective volunteers must complete a volunteer application. To complete your application online please click on the “Careers” option at the top of this page, then click “Apply Now”. Go to the Job Category window, scroll down and highlight Volunteers/Clergy/Students (Non-paid positions), then click Begin Search.
- Applicants are considered based on the assessed needs of hospital departments, skills and interests of the volunteer, and an applicant’s ability to demonstrate personal commitment to the volunteer program.
- A background check will be done on all volunteers.
- Once all requirements have been met volunteers will be required to attend a scheduled orientation session.
- Based on the interview and completeness of all required forms and classes, etc., volunteers are given assignments and are provided with a uniform and an identification badge. At that time, further training with veteran volunteers and/or staff members is arranged.
Volunteers are required to perform 100 hours of volunteer service in the Hospital to earn Community Service Learning credits. Be aware that this is more than what most schools require.
Those interested in volunteering will be required to do the following after orientation: Get a tuberculosis test (done free at the hospital); meet with the Director of Volunteer Services; receive a volunteer uniform; have a photograph taken (at the Hospital’s Security department) for a identification badge.
Only you can ultimately decide why you want to volunteer. But we can certainly give you plenty of reasons worth considering.
The Prince George’s Hospital Center Guild
The Prince George’s Hospital Center Guild was formed six months before the hospital opened in 1944 and has been active in fund raising and volunteer efforts ever since. Through the years, the Guild has conducted shoe, art, jewelry, book and flower sales. In their more than 60 years, Guild members have raised more than $2.6 million for the Hospital. Guild volunteers also work at the patient information desk, and staff the patient shopping cart and library, among other activities.
We would like to invite you to become a part of the Prince George’s Hospital Center volunteer team. We are a close-knit team in which lasting friendships are built. Come enjoy the benefits of serving others.
We at Prince George’s Hospital Center have long recognized and affirmed our Guild member volunteers as an essential part of our success. We are grateful to our Guild member volunteers for the talents and experience they bring to our patients and their families.