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Volunteer at Howard County General Hospital


Howard County General Hospital is proud of its active volunteers who can be found assisting departments throughout the hospital and in our community programs. Our volunteers are a team of caring, enthusiastic and dedicated individuals who go a long way in helping the hospital achieve its mission. Ages 15 and up!

Our volunteers are a key part of the hospital's success - visiting patients, assisting family members, working with hospital staff and in community positions supporting health promotion events and the Cancer Resource Center. 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 staff, patients and the community.

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  • Patient and Family Advisory Council

    Members of this advisory council discuss critical operational decisions related to how Howard County General Hospital can provide care in the most compassionate and empathetic manner, while ensuring that we are employing the best safety and care techniques.

  • Community Volunteers

    There are many benefits to volunteering – fulfillment from help those in need, training that leads to new skills, discovering local resources and more. If you are 18 or older, you can volunteer with Journey to Better Health and give back to your community.


Contact Us

5755 Cedar Lane
Columbia, MD 21044

Telephone: 410-884-4580
Email: [email protected]

Office hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday

*** 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. ***
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