Volunteers fill a variety of critical positions throughout our hospitals and clinics. Some of these positions involve direct interaction with our patients, while others enhance the patient experience from behind the scenes.
Some of our most sought-after volunteer positions include:
The hospitals and clinics that participate in our volunteer program have a variety of volunteer positions available at any given time.
When you apply to become a volunteer, be sure to indicate which location and volunteer opportunities you’re most interested in. We’ll do our best to find a strong match between your interests and our needs.
You’ll also get more specific information about the types of available positions during your volunteer orientation and onboarding.
Yes! We’re currently looking to fill NICU Assistant positions at many of our Aurora locations. This position often involves baby holding as well as other vital tasks and responsibilities within the NICU. Be sure to indicate your interest in the NICU on your application form.
Depending on the volunteer location, there may be a waiting list to volunteer in the NICU.
Many waiting lists move quickly. For example, it may only take a week to a few months to start volunteering in the NICU at Aurora Sinai. Other waiting lists are longer – the current waiting list to volunteer in the NICU at Aurora West Allis Medical Center is over one year.
If there’s a wait to volunteer at your preferred NICU location, it’s a good idea to get started in another position at that hospital. That way, you’ll develop relationships with caregivers and be first to know when a NICU Assistant position becomes available.
We require all of our Aurora volunteers to commit to a minimum of 64 hours of service. This ensures all of our patients get optimum care from experienced, committed volunteers. The good news is that many of our volunteers find it easy, fast, and fun to fulfill the minimum hours requirement.
There are two ways to apply to become a volunteer at Aurora:
The minimum age for volunteering at a hospital is 15, but some volunteer opportunities require a minimum age of 18. When we place you in a volunteer position, we’ll take your age, preferred location, and interests into account.
All Aurora volunteers commit to a minimum of 64 hours of service. And with so many ways to get involved, you’ll be surprised at how quick and easy it is to meet this minimum.
Most Aurora volunteers must commit to a minimum of 64 hours of service. However, some locations require a commitment of just 24 hours per year. No matter how much time you spend volunteering, you’ll be surprised at how fast and fun it is to meet the minimum hours for your location.
Absolutely! Depending on the available hours at your volunteer location, you may be able to volunteer as many hours as you wish.
Your volunteer orientation gives you a general overview of the Aurora Health Care System and the policies of our volunteer programs. You can attend the orientation at any of the Aurora Health Care Sites - it doesn’t necessarily have to be at the location where you’ll be volunteering.
Your volunteer onboarding will give you location-specific information about the hospital or clinic where you wish to volunteer.
At your onboarding, you’ll:
The Aurora Health Care Volunteer Program requires all volunteers to be vaccinated with the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMRA) vaccine, as well as a flu shot during flu season.
If you haven’t already had a TB test, you’ll get one during the volunteer application process.