Special Notice:

With the continued concerns regarding COVID-19, our utmost responsibility as a health care system is to keep our patients, employees, volunteers and visitors safe. As a proactive step to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community, we have suspended traditional volunteer programs at all Wexner Medical Center hospitals. The goal of this temporary suspension is to help people remain away from others and slow the virus’ spread.

While we are engaging some of our existing volunteers in a very limited capacity for off-site, COVID-related support projects, we have suspended the acceptance and processing of new volunteer applications.

We appreciate everything volunteers do for our patients, guests and staff. We look forward to welcoming volunteers back and will update this page when the volunteer restrictions are lifted.

Volunteers play such an important part in our mission, so we thank you for your understanding during this challenging time. Stay safe and well! We invite you to visit this page to learn more about COVID-19 and access resources related to the virus.

Volunteers help us deliver on our promise of providing personalized health care to patients, their families and visitors of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Thank you for your interest in the volunteer program at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. We are pleased to know you are interested in volunteering at our world-class academic medical center. Volunteers are valued members of our team, helping fulfill our mission: to improve people’s lives through innovation in research, education and patient care.

As a volunteer, you help support the work of our staff, and provide empathetic and compassionate care, building relationships with our patients and their families.

We place volunteers throughout the health system, including: University Hospital, East Hospital, Dodd Hall Rehabilitation Services, Harding Hospital and Ross Heart Hospital. Please visit the James volunteer site if you are interested in volunteering there. 

Our program has several components designed to accommodate your unique needs as a volunteer. For more information, please click the tab below that best describes you. All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. If you have questions about volunteering at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, please call or email us.

Learn more about the volunteer options available to you:

Community Volunteers

College Volunteers

Patient and Family Experience Advisors


Pet Pals

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