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Health Care Serve & Learn Experience (SALE) program

A United Hospital college volunteer helps patient.

In addition to our regular college volunteer program, we offer the Health Care Serve & Learn Experience (SALE) program. SALE participants gain valuable experience by committing to volunteer at least six hours per week for an entire semester in one of our volunteer areas (72 service hours).  In return, you receive a one-to-one discussion with a professional such as:

  • physician
  • nurse
  • medical imaging technician
  • physical therapist, complete new volunteer shadow shift
  • occupational therapist
  • lab technician

Space is very limited, so apply early.

Earn college credit

It may be possible for SALE volunteers to earn college credit for this experience. It is each student's responsibility to coordinate all details with his/her college for college credit.

Volunteer opportunities

Guest services

  • Lobby
  • Emergency Department
  • Surgical Guest Lounge
  • Patient Escort
  • 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 mandatory health forms.
  3. Attend orientation.
  4. Complete required health screening. This can be completed at United Hospital (no charge). Information will be provided at Orientation.
  5. Complete an on-boarding Shift. Information will be provided at Orientation.
  6. The process to become a United Hosptial volunteer may take several weeks.