Howard County General Hospital is currently operating under Crisis Standards of Care. We are only able to utilize volunteers who were onboarded and approved after 11/25/21 and are considering new volunteers on a case-by-case basis. If you are interested in volunteering and are above age 18, please email HCGH-Volunteers@jhmi.edu.
Howard County General Hospital is proud of its 300-plus active volunteers who can be found assisting departments throughout the hospital. Our volunteers are a team of caring, enthusiastic and dedicated individuals who go a long way in assisting the hospital achieve its mission.
Our volunteers are a key part of the hospital's success, visiting patients, assisting family members and working with the hospital staff. Whether taking magazines and books to patients, staffing the hospital’s gift shop, helping visitors find their way, or aiding a staff member with paperwork, our volunteers are an integral part of our care team, providing hope and cheer to both staff and patients.
Volunteers receive more in return for their time than they could imagine. Retirees find a newfound sense of purpose as they share the wisdom they've gained and students learn important lessons about being active community members, gain knowledge of the health care system and experience the excitement of working in a hospital. Friendship and fulfillment are among the additional bonuses in what is an intensely rewarding experience.
- Experience the health care environment
- Learn a new skill and gain work experience
- Stay active and involved
- Reach out to those in need
- Have fun and meet new people
- Make a difference in the lives of others
- Receive free flu vaccine (in season)
*** Please note that Howard County General Hospital is a smoke-free campus. For safety and consistency of service, all volunteers must be able to perform their services without external, third-party coaching and be able to find their way around the medical center independently during an emergency. We do not accept applicants who are required to do community service by third parties, with the exception of high schools (Student Service Learning) and institutions of higher learning. We cannot accept applicants who are currently in alcohol, drug or behavioral rehabilitation programs or therapy. ***