Special Notice

Updated 12/2/21

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. We are in the midst of returning volunteers to our environment using a phased approach. As we prepare to reinstate our community volunteer program, we will update this website with additional information.

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.

Community volunteers are over 18 years of age and are not currently undergraduate students.


Adult community volunteers serve in areas throughout the medical center, providing information and service to families and visitors and assisting staff in patient care areas.

Time Commitment

We request a minimum 50-hour commitment or six months of service. Most volunteers commit to one three-or-four-hour shift per week. Day, evening and weekend shifts are available.


  • Have a sincere desire to help others and provide a service to patients, visitors and staff
  • Purchase of a volunteer uniform ($22)


If it sounds like the Ohio State Medical Center is for you, please click on the link below to apply. If you would like a paper copy of the volunteer application mailed to you, please call us at 614-293-8653.

Community Volunteer Application

Community Volunteer Screening Process

Once you have completed the online application, you will be contacted regarding the following steps:

  • Screening interview
  • Criminal background check (conducted by the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, including fingerprints)
  • Volunteer orientation
  • Flu vaccine required October through March; new volunteers must provide documentation
  • TB screening or other immunizations may be required, depending on the activity
  • Activity-specific training may be required, depending on activity


For more information on adult volunteers, contact us at 614-293-8653 or by email

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