Volunteering at UVA Health
Volunteering at UVA Health System means making a meaningful difference in the lives of others. Our team of volunteers contributes to the superlative care that we provide to our patients.
With over 50 volunteer programs to choose from, we have something for everyone. We have opportunities for:
- Juniors (14-18)
We'll match your interests with the needs of the Medical Center, so contact us today.
How to Get Started
You will need to attend:
- The Safety & Service orientation
- Role-specific training
See training dates.
We require volunteers to commit to providing a minimum of 50 hours of service (varies per program). Also:
- Most adult volunteers give one shift per week
- Some programs require two shifts per week
Can't volunteer? You can still contribute needed items, including:
- Magazines less than one year old, of general interest
- Travel size toiletries for our Hospitality House guests
- Vases & small jars free of labels to provide flowers for patients (no quart-sized jars)
- Paperback books
- Hats and sunscreen for our Transitional Care Hospital guests so they can visit the outside patio
- Neck pillows
Reflections from Junior Volunteers
The three-month summer volunteer program for high school students offers both work and life experiences. "As a second-year volunteer here at UVA, I have spent a lot of time around the hospital helping patients, but no matter how much time I spend here, the hospital never ceases to amaze me."
So writes Cassandra Hobbs, a junior volunteer who spent a summer working helping lost patients, delivering flowers and running errands.
In her personal story, Hobbs says, "volunteers are always having fun!"
Read more of Hobbs' volunteer experience.