Become a Volunteer
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Dartmouth-Hitchcock!
Our application process requires the completion of an application (see links below), an interview, a federal and state background check, and evidence of certain immunizations for documentation with our Occupational Medicine Office.
Apply to volunteer
- Volunteer Programs & Opportunities
- Guidelines & Resources for Volunteers
- Volunteer Requirements
- Volunteer Training
- Contact Volunteer Services
Types of volunteers
Programs that request “Periodic Volunteers” train volunteers in an activity that does not necessarily require consistent practice to ensure skill set retention. “Periodic Volunteer” programs allow for more flexible volunteer participation, with service occurring about twice a month, over a period of twelve months.
Programs that request “Regular Volunteers” train volunteers in a skill set that must be consistently practiced in order to be retained. Thus, “Regular Volunteers,” volunteer on a more regular schedule, committing to volunteer service either once a week, or once every other week (dependent upon program’s flexibility), for a minimum of six months.
Please be aware that the complete application process can take up to a month from start to finish. This is because the application process requires the completion of a federal and state Criminal Background check and approval from the DHMC Occupational Medicine team.
Your volunteer training will depend on where you are placed. Some departments require new volunteers to "shadow" a seasoned volunteer in order to learn necessary skills.
Learn more about volunteer training.
- Become a Volunteer
- Volunteer Programs and Opportunities
- For Managers and Supervisors
- Resources and Guidelines for Existing Volunteers
- Dartmouth-Hitchcock Volunteers History
- Awards and Recognition
- About the Office of Volunteer Services
- Contact Us