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Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Weekly college program

Abbott Northwestern Hospital is the ideal place to provide you with volunteer experience, while giving you insight into the health care setting.

We offer flexible scheduling that can accommodate semester and class schedule changes. In addition, volunteering at Abbott Northwestern may even help you in your degree program.

In addition to our weekly college program, we offer Health Care Serve & Learn Experience . Through this program, college students gain valuable experience while participating in the rewarding opportunity to meet with a health care professional.

Benefits of volunteering

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

Patient Services

Support Services

  • Special projects

Volunteer placement process

To begin your volunteer experience, take these steps:

  1. Complete an online application.



  2. Once your application is received, you will get an email with upcoming orientation dates. Please respond to the email indicating which orientation date you would like to attend.

  3. Once you have selected an orientation date, you will be required to complete a health clearance form. Any forms need to be submitted at least one week prior to orientation.

  4. Attend an orientation session.

  5. Complete required health screening. This can be completed at Abbott Northwestern (no charge) or by your physician.

  6. Complete an onboarding shift (Information will be provided at Orientation).

  7. Begin volunteering at Abbott Northwestern!