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Volunteering at Rochester General Hospital

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Adult Application & Requirements

Due to COVID-19, we will be limiting our volunteer recruitment activities until further notice to allow our existing volunteers to gradually return to service. We are continuously evaluating our needs for including new volunteers from the community, and ask that you continue to check our website for updated information. Thank you, and we look forward to opening up active volunteer recruiting as soon as we are able.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Adult application for use by non-students who are at least 18 years of age.
  2. Make a commitment of 3 - 4 hours per week for at least three (3) months

Steps to Become a Volunteer

1. Complete the online application

Online Application
Watch your email inbox (and junk/spam box) for a confirmation and next-step instruction email from us within two (2) business days.


2. Part 1 (self-study) Orientation

Reference Checking Document

Self-Study Topic Checklist

Part 1 Self-Study Post-Test

Confidentiality Agreement

3. Interview (30-minutes)

Please follow the instructions in the email confirmation that we sent you to schedule your 30-minute interview

4. Health Screening and in-classroom Orientation

The health screening normally involves one health appointment at Rochester General Hospital. The screening includes a brief health history questionnaire, blood draw and urine drug screen test.

The 90-minute In-Classroom Orientation sessions are normally scheduled on Wednesdays about twice-a-month. Session times generally alternate between 1:00-2:30pm and 5:30-7:00pm.

Health screening and orientation session paperwork will be reviewed during your interview.