Make a difference: Become a volunteer at Hudson Hospital & Clinic

Volunteer notice:

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us. While we've paused the volunteer program until 2021, we still encourage you to apply online. We will hold your application and contact you once the program resumes.

Maybe you’ll be a friendly face to welcome patients at the door. Maybe you’ll put your green thumb to work in the garden. Or perhaps you’ll visit with or read to someone while they receive a chemotherapy infusion. There are so many ways to volunteer with us, and each and every one of them has a positive impact on the health and well-being of those around you.

Every volunteer at Hudson Hospital & Clinic helps enhance the healing experience for our patients, their families and the community. When you share your gifts, compassion and energy here, you'll gain new friends, new skills and the reward of knowing you’re truly making a difference.

To volunteer at Hudson Hospital & Clinic, you must:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Commit to volunteering for a certain period of time, usually at least six months
  • Complete a brief health screening process that includes a review of your immunizations and a blood draw to test for exposure to tuberculosis
  • Criminal background checks are completed if you are 18 years of age or older

After you apply, a volunteer coordinator will contact you to discuss next steps. These might include interviews, a reference check, a brief health screening or a criminal background check.

Once you start volunteering, we’ll give you all the training and support you need, and we’ll be by your side to help you thrive in your new role.

Volunteer notice

Thanks for your interest in volunteering. We’ve paused accepting volunteer applications, but please watch for updates.

Volunteer benefits

Volunteers are a vital part of the Hudson Hospital & Clinic team. We couldn’t do what we do without you. Some of the benefits of volunteering with us include: 

  • Complete training
  • Easy, free parking
  • Discounted Fitness Center membership
  • Complimentary meals during shifts
  • Yearly volunteer recognition event
  • Invitations to campus events
  • Supportive staff
  • Social connections
Volunteer roles

There are many different ways to share your talents at Hudson Hospital & Clinic. Whether you have prior experience or are just starting out, we provide training and support for every role, so it’s easy to get started.

Available roles may change depending on current needs. Typical opportunities include:

  • Assisting with family or community education classes
  • Cardiac rehab support
  • Gardening
  • Gift shop attendant
  • Greeter/information desk attendant
  • Healing arts support
  • Helping with Advance Care Planning (Honoring Choices)
  • Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP)
  • Housekeeping
  • Patient and Family Advisory Council member
  • Patient befriender
  • Pet therapy
  • Playing music
  • Programs for Change surveyor
  • Rehabilitation support
  • Surgery & Procedure Center support

Learn more about our volunteer opportunities.

If you enjoy working with people who are 65+, we’re always looking for volunteers to spend quality time with patients at risk of delirium.

Volunteers in our Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) spend time visiting with patients who might be at a higher risk of experiencing delirium while they are here, based on factors such as their age, surgery/anesthesia, or length of stay.

Volunteers engage patients in activities proven to prevent delirium, including orientation, sensory and therapeutic interactions. Volunteers in this program receive a specialized full-day of training on the program and spend time shadowing other volunteers in this role before being scheduled.

Patient and Family Advisory Council

Are you a student looking to gain experience in the health care field? Are you raising a young family and find yourself at the clinic or hospital on a regular basis? Please consider this unique opportunity to serve on the Hudson Hospital & Clinic Patient and Family Advisory Council. 

The Council is a group that serves as the "voice of the patient" for people who have received health services at Hudson Hospital & Clinic. Current and former patients have valuable knowledge and experience to share with other consumers and service providers. They can contribute unique insights to the campus regarding service developments, changes and policies that help enhance the quality of care we provide and make us a patient-centered hospital and clinic of choice. The Council meets four times a year.