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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

  • 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.