Volunteer with Us

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Thank you for your interest in volunteering at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, the largest and most experienced hospital in Washington, DC.

Our philosophy is "Patient First - Our Family Serving Yours" and we would like to make you a part of "our family" because we recognize volunteers as an essential part of the level of excellence provided to our patients. Whether you need to complete community service hours, gain exposure or want to give back to the community, MedStar Washington Hospital Center's volunteer programs will offer you many choices in finding just the right fit for your talents and skills and our hospital needs.

Volunteer Requirements & Process

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Commit to the minimum hour requirements
  • Complete the online application
  • Complete the Volunteer Orientation Self Assessment
  • Complete the required medical clearances
  • Receive assignments and begin volunteering

Volunteers work throughout the hospital

As a volunteer, you may work in departments such as:

  • Radiology
  • Human Resources
  • Linen Services
  • Nursing Units
  • Pastoral Care
  • Sterile Processing
  • Emergency Room

What we offer volunteers:

  • A Meaningful Work Experience
  • Complimentary Meals
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Week