Volunteer at Edward Hospital

Volunteers are an essential part of Edward-Elmhurst Health’s (EEH) mission "to advance the health of our communities by providing outstanding healthcare services." Each volunteer is helping us make (EEH) a better place for our patients, visitors & staff.

Join our Volunteer Team

Volunteering at (EEH) offers an opportunity to meet new people and experience the joy of helping others. We provide orientation and on-the-job training to help you fit right in, and we offer flexible hours to meet your schedule.

Complete and submit an online application. Someone from Volunteer Services will contact you to discuss any volunteer opportunities that will fit our needs.

Here’s how you can get involved

To make your volunteer experience at the hospital as rewarding as possible, our Volunteer Services staff will work closely with you to match your skills and interests with the right position.

Adult Volunteer

Volunteer requirements

  • Complete online application
  • One shift per week (3-4 hrs)
  • Influenza vaccine
  • Proof of Covid vaccine
  • Proof of immunizations (Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella)
  • Tuberculosis testing
  • Background check
  • Attendance at an in-person orientation

Adult Volunteer Opportunities

Some of the adult volunteer opportunities at Edward Hospital include:

  • Animal-assisted therapy
  • Café assistant
  • Cancer Center
  • Clerical assistance
  • Emergency Department
  • Floral and Gift Shop
  • Guest Assistant/Escort
  • Mail delivery
  • Music from the Heart
  • Patient Experience
  • Transportation assistance/dischargers
  • Sewers & Knitters
  • Surgical Services

Student Volunteer

Volunteer requirements

  • Complete online application
  • At least 14 years of age and in high school when applying
  • 400 word essay – Topic: Why is volunteering important to you?
  • Parent or guardian’s permission to participate in our volunteer program
  • One shift per week (2-4 hrs)
  • Influenza vaccine
  • Proof of Covid vaccine
  • Tuberculosis testing
  • Attendance at in-person orientation

Student Volunteer Opportunities

Some of the student volunteer opportunities at Edward Hospital include:

  • Clerical assistance
  • Floral and Gift Shop
  • Guest Assistant/Escort
  • Music from the Heart
  • Surgical Services
  • Transportation assistance/dischargers

Get started

If you're interested in becoming an Edward volunteer, complete and submit an online application or call the Volunteer Office.

  • Adult application - now accepting
  • Student application - We are not accepting student volunteer applications at this time. We will be accepting applications again in the fall.