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Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Junior Volunteers

If you want to make an impact on your community or spend some time giving back to those who need help, Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s Volunteer Services could use your help.

Our Junior Volunteer program is for youths aged 14 to 18. We offer volunteer opportunities during each session of the school year — fall, winter and spring. Attend one (or more) of our sessions and spend that time helping patients, families and friends at the hospital. You’ll learn about health care and reap the benefits of volunteering.

Benefits of volunteering

The feeling you get when you help others is the best benefit of volunteering at Abbott Northwestern because you’ll be making a difference in people’s lives. You’ll meet a variety of people and 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.