Hospital Volunteer Opportunities | MedStar Health

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Sharing their skills and smiles with our patients and staff, our volunteers help keep the hospital running smoothly and make it a truly special place.

The MedStar Health Research Institute volunteer opportunities

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.

Please complete and submit the volunteer application.

A volunteer spends time and reads to a patient in a wheelchair.

Hospice of St. Mary's volunteer opportunities

Some of the ways you can help with direct patient care include:

  • Reading or talking with a patient

  • Staying with a patient while family members take a needed break or keep an appointment

  • Shopping or running errands for a patient

  • Providing transportation for a patient

  • Listening to patients and families

  • Helping patients write or tell their life stories

  • Cooking or helping with light household chores

  • Providing haircuts, manicures, or helping with makeup

For more information, call 301-994-3075.

MedStar St. Mary's volunteer opportunities

Our volunteers include adults, juniors, interfaith chaplains, and emergency drivers. We ask that volunteers be willing to commit to at least six months of service.

Adult volunteer services include:

  • Information desk assistants

  • Clerical and office assistants

  • Interfaith chaplains

  • Patient care assistants in Ambulatory Surgery

  • Gift shop clerks/cashiers

For more information, call 301-475-6453 or email

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center volunteer opportunities

Available areas include, but are not limited to: the surgical waiting area, labor and delivery information desk, radiology department, sleep lab, dietary, environmental, escort/wheelchair transporters, hospital greeters, support volunteers, and administrative areas.

For more information, call 301-877-4553.

MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital volunteer opportunities

Give back to MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital. Lend just four hours weekly. Here are some of the areas that MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital volunteers find of interest:

  • Receptionist

  • Dietary

  • Laundry

  • Patient Care

  • Sewing/Knitting

  • Marketing and Communications

  • Clerical

  • Fundraising Office

  • Gift Shop

  • Library

  • Patient Representative

  • Thrift Shop

  • Visitor Escort

  • Pastoral Care/Religious Services

You must be willing to make a commitment of at least three months. In addition, we will need two references and your permission to perform a background check. For more details, contact George Farley at or 443-444-4476.

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital volunteer opportunities

As a volunteer, you will serve the hospital in various ways including but not limited to:

  • Assisting MedStar Georgetown associates, patients, and visitors in inpatient and outpatient areas

  • Providing clerical assistance in hospital administrative offices

  • Guiding and escorting visitors and patients throughout the facility through our Wayfinding Program

  • Visiting and comforting patients through our Patient Comfort Assignments

  • Running errands and delivering reading materials to patients, families, and visitors throughout the hospital

For more information, call 202-444-5545 or email

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital volunteer opportunities

MedStar Union Memorial is proud of its volunteers, some of whom have been with us for more than 20 years. Collectively, our volunteers contribute more than 50,000 hours of service to the hospital each year.

For more information, call 410-554-2507.

  • Application

    To apply, complete the volunteer application.

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

These dedicated volunteers work throughout the hospital in both patient care areas and behind the scenes to support patients, visitors, and hospital staff.

Opportunities for adults:

  • Patient support roles

  • Administrative support roles

  • Auxiliary gift shop or thrift store

  • Greeter, receptionist, or wayfinder

  • HALO Program for ex-healthcare professions only

  • Cuddle Pets Program

  • Pastoral care team roles

  • Music therapy

  • Help From Home

For more information, call 443-777-7240 or email

MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

If you're interested in volunteering at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, please complete our volunteer application.

After that, your application will be carefully reviewed, we’ll do a background check, you’ll complete a health check, and then you’ll go to orientation before you start volunteering.

For more information, call 202-877-1782.

  • Application

    Submit the completed volunteer application and provide one reference letter (current or previous job supervisor, teacher, or other advisors may serve as a reference).

    Submit completed application to:
    MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital
    ATTN: LaShonne Williams-Fraley, Volunteer Services
    102 Irving St, NW
    Washington, D.C. 20010


    MedStar Health Physical Therapy, Administrative Office
    ATTN: Monica Solomon
    20410 Century Blvd.,
    Suite 215
    Germantown, MD 20874

MedStar Montgomery Medical Center

MedStar Montgomery Medical Center Volunteer Form

MedStar Harbor Hospital

MedStar Harbor Hospital Volunteer Form

MedStar Washington Hospital

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Information and way-finding
  • Wheelchair assistance
  • General tasks at units or clinics
  • Music program
  • Pet Therapy (only certified dogs through our selected therapy dogs group(s))
  • Accompanying lonely patients