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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.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock volunteers speaking with a family member

Apply to volunteer

Please note that we will not take requests from parents or guidance counselors. Students must work directly with the Volunteer Office. This program is only available at our DHMC (Lebanon) location.

Types of volunteers

Periodic 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.

Regular volunteers

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 the program's flexibility), for a minimum of six months.

Please note

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.