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Volunteer at Rochester General Hospital 

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Volunteer at Rochester General Hospital

Rochester General Hospital offers a variety of volunteer opportunities that include:

  • Reducing confusion by walking and/or wheelchair assisting them to where they need to go
  • Keeping a patient company by sitting at the bedside with a patient who might otherwise be alone
  • Responding to patients' comfort needs with an extra blanket, warm washcloth, pillow, etc.
  • Brightening a patient's day with a flower delivery


  • Be 16 years of age
  • Make a commitment of 3-4 hours per week for at least three (3) months
  • Complete online application, interview, health screening, and orientation 


For information, contact Elizabeth Chase at (585) 922-3725 or by email at [email protected]

Rochester General Hospital Association

The RGHA Volunteer Services Committee assists the Manager of Volunteer and Guest Services at RGH to further the volunteer program, strengthen existing services and develop new services for over 500 volunteers. The Committee sponsors and helps arrange the Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon and provided funds for new volunteer uniforms. Volunteer Services also provides programs to support the emotional and personal needs of patients and their families, including a Canine Visitation Program, a Friendly Care Program, and a Reiki Program. The RGHA manages and coordinates the work of the Twigs - learn more about this team and how to get involved.