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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:

  • Adults
  • Undergraduates
  • Juniors (14-18)

We'll match your interests with the needs of the Medical Center, so contact us today.

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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:

  • Adults
  • Undergraduates
  • Juniors (14-18)

We'll match your interests with the needs of the Medical Center, so contact us today.

How to Get Started

  • Becoming a Volunteer

    The process of becoming a volunteer can take a month. 

    Find out more about the steps involved in becoming a volunteer.

    UVA Undergraduates

    Apply now to volunteer with us through Madison House.

  • Training 

    You will need to attend:

    • The Safety & Service orientation
    • Role-specific training

    See training dates.

  • Time Commitments

    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
Giving to the Hospital

Donations Needed

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
Our Volunteers

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.

Hospital Auxiliary

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Support continued excellence in patient care, research and education.

Give to the UVA Health Foundation today.