The Research Institute recognizes that volunteers are essential
to fulfilling our vision of fostering the highest quality
research, education, and academic environment throughout MedStar
Health. Whether an individual needs to meet requirements for an
internship, gain exposure to the research environment, or is
interested in exploring a new career, the Research Institute can
offer some options.
MedStar Health Research Institute will provide volunteer
opportunities as available to individuals contacting the Research
Institute directly or through a current employee. The
opportunities available need to be confirmed by the department in
which the individual desires to volunteer. The department head is
required to confirm availability of space and designate the
supervisor of the volunteer. Scientific volunteers are allowed
incidental patient contact. No element of patient care
responsibilities is permitted through this program.
Types of Volunteer Opportunities
The following are the requirements for each volunteer:
- Be age 16 or older.
- Submit the volunteer application, resume, and provide one
reference letter. Pass a background check.
- Complete a health clearance through the Occupational Health
Department of the hospital in which the volunteer will be
providing services or the designated medical facility for the
- Attend a volunteer orientation session. Complete training
(e.g. HIPAA, Human subjects, etc.) appropriate for the work being
- Commit to a minimum of 100 service hours.
To obtain a volunteer packet, please contact Susanne Selzer,
Human Resources at (301) 560-7371.