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Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteering can be one of the most rewarding ways to spend your time. At Suburban Hospital, more than 500 volunteers give back to our community and are making a difference every day. Like our employees, our volunteers are part of a team dedicated to the Mission, Vision and Values of Suburban Hospital. This diverse group of caring individuals wants to help others, and we want you to join them.

NOTE: We are grateful for the continuing high levels of volunteer participation and community support.  Due to an overwhelming response of applicants, we must suspend taking applications at this time.

Please check back with this page for future updates.

Come show your commitment to patient care and help us ensure that our patients, visitors and staff receive the best service possible. Our volunteers give thousands of hours of service each year in many different ways. Our volunteer opportunities include:

Patient Care AssistanceGift Cart
Clerical Assistant (Filing)Emergency Services
Information DeskThrift Shop
Surgical Waiting Areas/PACUReception Areas
Clinical Support Services/Patient TransportNutrition Services
Mail DeliveryAnd many other exciting areas

For more than 70 years, Suburban Hospital has provided high-quality health care for the residents of Montgomery County and beyond. Our volunteers have been an integral part of our health care team, and we value their contribution. Many thanks for your interest in volunteering your time with us. We look forward to hearing from you soon. If you have any questions, please call 301-896-3384.

Volunteer Requirements

Being a volunteer at Suburban Hospital requires a positive attitude and a desire to serve others. A commitment to patient care must come first, and dedication to high-quality customer service is a must. Individuals may volunteer a minimum of four hours a week for six consecutive months or a minimum of 100 hours per year. Volunteers may begin any time of the year. Orientations for new volunteers are held frequently and interviews are scheduled with Volunteer Services and the prospective manager or supervisor.

All applicants must:

  • Be at least 14 years old
  • Complete an application packet
  • Sign the Volunteer Agreement
  • Attend orientation and interviews
  • Receive a TB skin test or chest X-ray as required by the hospital’s Occupational Health Guidelines
  • Note: Should you be accepted for placement, a background application will be required for those persons age 19 and older

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