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Apply to Become a Johns Hopkins Volunteer

Please carefully read the following steps to become a volunteer at The Johns Hopkins Hospital:

  1. Complete the appropriate application packet and schedule a screening interview with the Department of Volunteer Services. To schedule your screening interview, please call
    410-955-5924.
    Be sure to bring the application packet with you to the interview.
    Do not mail the application. (If you have been preselected, see step #4).
    A reference and criminal background check are required as part of the selection process.
     
  2. Do not mail the application. (If you have been preselected see step #4)
     
  3. Contact Volunteer Services two days after you have completed your screening interview to confirm that your background and reference check have cleared.
     
  4. Meet with the department supervisor from your potential volunteer assignment site. (You will need to schedule this interview.) Your Supervisor should fill out a Placement Interview Form which must be returned to the Volunteer Office.
     
  5. Complete the Volunteer Services Orientation course on MyLearning. (Your application, background check and placement form should be submitted prior to taking the online training and receiving instructions via e-mail.)
     
  6. Get proof of TB clearance from Johns Hopkins Occupational Health and turn documentation into the Department of Volunteer Services.
    • Note: Occupational Health is located at Church Home in room 421 (98 N. Broadway). The office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. You may schedule an appointment by calling 410-955-6211. Please note there are no TB screenings on Thursdays. Remember, you must return in 48 to 72 hours to the Department of Occupational Health to have the TB screening evaluated. Failure to do so will result in a repeated screening. Once you have the TB screening evaluated, please bring a form stating that you qualify to be a volunteer to the Department of Volunteer Services.
       
  7. Obtain a volunteer badge card from the Department of Volunteer Services and proceed to ID/Parking office which is located in Harvey Rm. 108.
    • Note: You must turn in your application, background check form, placement form, orientation certificate and TB clearance before getting a volunteer badge card. Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. You must present a valid id before receiving the volunteer badge card. The hours of operation for the id/parking office are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
       
  8. Begin your volunteer assignment!

Volunteer Requirements

To volunteer at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Volunteers 18 years of age and older must complete and submit the Adult Volunteer Application Packet in order to begin the interview/selection process
  • You will need to commit to at least four hours of volunteer service a week for a total of 75 hours
  • All volunteers must receive a tuberculosis clearance from JHH Occupational Health office prior to service
  • You must provide a copy of MMR and varicella immunization records if your position requires patient contact
  • Complete online orientation, training courses, and the confidentiality agreement

High school students participating in the Summer Junior Volunteer Program:

  • The 2018 Summer Junior Volunteer application will be available in January
  • Summer Junior Volunteers must be at least 15 years old
  • You will need to complete at least 80-120 hours of volunteer service
  • All volunteers must receive a tuberculosis clearance from JHH Occupational Health office prior to service
  • You must provide a copy of MMR and varicella immunization records if your position requires patient contact
  • Complete online orientation, training courses, and the confidentiality agreement

Pre-selected volunteers must complete the following steps:

  • Please complete and submit the Adult Volunteer Application or the High School Student Application
  • Commit to at least 75 hours of service
  • Receive a tuberculosis clearance from JHH Occupational Health office
  • Provide the Volunteer Services office with a copy of MMR and varicella immunization records if your position requires patient contact
  • Complete online orientation, training courses, and the confidentiality agreement

Contact the Department of Volunteer Services

Please contact the Department of Volunteer Services at 410-955-5924 or volunteerservices@jhmi.edu for more information about volunteering at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.