Volunteer Application Requirements

The Volunteer Services department is seeking valued members of the Washington, D.C. community and surrounding metro areas to volunteer at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. If you are a student required to obtain community service hours, a college student looking for exposure to the health care arena, or you are retired and just looking for ways to give, this is a great opportunity.

Our volunteers are at the heart of the organization and help enhance our Patient First commitment. In addition, volunteering will allow individuals to gain knowledge about the dynamic world of healthcare while enhancing the atmosphere of caring and concern through our Mission, Vision and Values.

To complete an application, please follow the instructions below.

STEP 1: Apply

Click here to apply. Be sure to complete:

Personal statement portion of the application explaining your interest area, goals as a volunteer and a brief description about you.
*If you are looking into volunteering to obtain community service hours, please specify how many hours you need to complete*

Please note:

Commitment of hours

  1. By completing the application, you are committing to complete a minimum of 100 hours of volunteering

Step 2: Application Review

Once we review your application, the Volunteer services department will contact you in order to complete a background check and schedule an interview.

Step 3: Interview

Prior to the interview you must:

  1. Read dress code policy (click here for policy)
  2. Complete the Orientation Package (click here for package) be sure to complete the quiz at the end of the package and bring it to your interview
  3. Provide a reference letter from a professional source – teacher, current/former employer, etc. Letter must be received prior to the interview or brought to interview

Once you are accepted into the program you will need to:

  1. Complete a health clearance at MedStar’s Occupational Health Department (click here for form) and submit clearance sheet to Volunteer services
    1. Occupational Health Department
      East Building Room 1121
      100 Irving St, NW, Washington DC 20010

Step 4: Badge and Parking

All Volunteers are required to have a MedStar Washington Hospital Center Badge, this can be completed prior to your first day Volunteering, if you will be driving to the hospital, once you have the badge, the parking office will process your parking access.

You will be given a Volunteer smock which will become part of your uniform

Step 5: Begin Volunteering

Age Requirements

Applicants must be at least 17 years old to apply. If you are under 18 years of age, you must obtain the signed consent of a parent/guardian on the Commitment of Hours & Personal Statement. Applicants considered will be provided with the appropriate permission forms for the program and the health clearance process.



MedStar Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving Street NW
Washington, D.C., 20010
Closest Metro stations: Brookland-CUA (Red Line), Columbia Heights (Green Line)