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Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Adult volunteers

If you want to make a difference in people's lives, if you want to give back to your community, then Abbott Northwestern Hospital has a place for you in our Volunteer Services Program.



Benefits of volunteering

Volunteering can help you improve your skills, meet new people, build your confidence and increase your career options. In addition, research has shown that volunteering can improve your physical and mental wellbeing.

While volunteering at Abbott Northwestern, you will meet all sorts of people, and gain access to employee discounts and free educational programs. Most importantly, you will make a difference in people's lives. Also, you will receive:

  • flexible scheduling
  • complimentary parking, a one-way bus pass or a one-way Metro Mobility pass
  • a $7 meal credit per day
  • access to employee discounts

Volunteer opportunities

Guest services

  • Lobby
  • Emergency Department
  • Surgical Waiting Rooms
  • Patient Discharge, Patient Escort & Flower Delivery
  • Gift shop

Patient services

Support services

  • Special projects

Volunteer Placement Process

To begin your volunteer experience, take these steps:

  1. Complete an online application.



  2. Complete and submit Mandatory Health Clearance form.

  3. Attend orientation.

  4. Complete required health screening. This can be completed at Abbott Northwestern (no charge) or by your physician. Information will be provided at Orientation.

  5. Complete an onboarding shift. Information will be provided at Orientation.