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Volunteer

UCHealth has volunteer opportunities across its Front Range facilities, from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs. See below for opportunities at our different locations.


Medical Center of the Rockies and Poudre Valley Hospital 

Share your time and talents by volunteering at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, or at one of their clinic sites in the area. Make new friends, enjoy a change of pace, gain a new perspective, learn more about health care, and help the UCHealth effort to provide world-class patient care for the sick and injured in northern Colorado communities.

Find out more about volunteering at MCR and PVH:


Job shadowing program at MCR and PVH


Memorial Hospital - Colorado Springs

We depend on volunteers to provide assistance for patients, families and hospital staff. Whether you are a retiree, a working adult, a student hoping to fulfill a service requirement, or if you simply want to lend your energy and talents to help others during your free time, there are a wide variety of opportunities at Memorial Hospital Central and Memorial Hospital North in Colorado Springs.

  • Memorial Hospital Central: 719-365-5298
  • Memorial Hospital North: 719-364-5298

 

>> Go to our online application form


University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) - metro Denver

Volunteers play an extremely important role at UCH. They provide the personal touch that enriches the hospital experience for patients, families, visitors and staff. Volunteer positions are available for teens, college students, and adults in a range of settings.

Click one of the links below to open a volunteer application form, which you will print out, complete, and return.

>> Adult volunteer application            >> Teen volunteer application

 

Questions? Contact Jennifer Ricklefs, Volunteer Services Manager, at 720-848-4068.

Health Information Technology intern

>> View/download the job description

Sunshine Beverage Cart

Offer free beverages (coffee, tea, and lemonade) to families, visitors, and patients in clinics and reception areas.
Monday-Friday days

Gift Shop

Assist with sales to families, vistors and staff.
Monday-Saturday, days

Newborn Hearing Screening

Screen newborn babies’ hearing using automatic, high-tech equipment and record the test results for the Audiology Department.
Monday-Sunday mornings

Musician

Play the piano for patients, visitors and staff. We have grand pianos located in the lobbies of the Anschutz Inpatient and Outpatient Pavilions.
Monday-Sunday days

CeDAR – Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation

Greet and visit with patients and help staff with phones, schedules and other administrative duties.

Volunteers must have personal experience (self or family) in AA Recovery to show patients a model of sobriety and give hope that recovery is possible.

Day Surgery

Offer customer service to patients and visitors and restock the unit.
Monday-Friday, days

Inpatient Ambassadors

Greet and direct patients and visitors to locations in the hospital and on campus. Provide patient information.
Monday-Sunday, days

Anschutz Cancer Pavilion

Provide customer service to patients and help with clerical work. Volunteers also offer food and beverages to patients in the waiting areas and Infusion Center and provide company to patients in the Infusion Center.
Monday-Friday, Days

Outpatient Rehabilitation

Assist staff with their care to patients in Rehabilitation room and Rehabilitation pool. Help with keeping equipment sanitary and provide assistance to staff with clerical work.
Monday-Friday, days

Patient and Family Concierge

Answer questions and provide support to patients and their families.
Monday-Sunday, days

University of Colorado Hospital receives many requests for "shadowing" – where a visitor to UCH observes doctors, nurses, therapists, technicians, and other healthcare providers as they care for patients or perform their day-to-day duties.

The Educational Observation Program (EOP) at UCH is designed to provide a structured educational experience for those visitors.

Sponsors and observers

In order to participate in the program, visitors to UCH ("participants" or "observers") must have a sponsor – a UCH employee who has made arrangements for the observation and who will accompany the observer at all times during the visit.

  • Observers must be at least 18 years old and a high school graduate.
  • There is a lifetime limit of 12 hours for observers.
  • Any UCH employee can be a sponsor.

If you are a UCH employee who wants to sponsor a participant in the program, please review the "algorithm" and "procedures and checklists" documents below to begin the process.

EOP documents

For observers and sponsors         ​ For observers
Contract Observer Information Sheet
  Participant Orientation
For sponsors Participant Orientation Test
Algorithm (to determine if EOP is suitable) Confidentiality Agreement
EOP Procedures and Checklists

 

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