UCHealth has volunteer and shadowing opportunities across its Front Range facilities, from Fort Collins to metro Denver to Colorado Springs.
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|MCR and PVH||Memorial Hospital||University of Colorado 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:
- Medical Center of the Rockies: 970-624-1884 or send us an email
- Poudre Valley Hospital 970-495-8584 or send us an email
Job shadowing program at MCR and PVH
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
Other Memorial programs
|Learning Link Career Observation||Memorial Junior Medical School|
|This career observation program provides unique insight into the actual daily routines of healthcare providers across a wide continuum. Multiple sessions are offered during the year and each session runs for 8 weeks. During this time, students who are interested in pursuing a career in health care will shadow providers in their selected area of interest for a total of 50 hours.
Who Can Apply: Students 18 years of age at the time of their application, attending college with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
How to Apply: Use this online application form
Deadlines for Applications: Check the online form
Cost: Students are required to purchase program shirts for use during the series
Program Size: Participation is limited to 20 students per session
|This program is for designed for students to build a connection between what is taught in the classroom and how that knowledge may be used in choosing a future career. Students are given a “real-world” look at specific health care and medical career fields. This provide
How to Apply: Online using this link; from a school counselor; or from the Volunteer Office
Deadlines for Applications: Check the online 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
>> Student nurse volunteer application
Questions? Contact Jennifer Ricklefs, Volunteer Services Manager, at 720-848-4068.
Volunteer opportunities at UCH
Volunteering at UCH: Special Projects
Are you interested in helping but not able to make the commitment required to become a consistent hospital volunteer?
Health Information Technology intern
UCH is a big place and it is easy to get lost. Wayfinders help others to their appointments, tests, visits, etc. They are often the first face of the hospital.
Patient Resource Center:
When someone needs access to information, resources or simply a computer, volunteers help and listen.
Volunteers greet customers, assist with locating products, wrap gifts, make flower deliveries to patients and staff, and support the all-round gift shop operations.
Volunteers help to stock rooms, meet patient needs and help support staff. Unit assistants are on patient floors such as the ICUs, Orthopedics, Oncology, Pulmonary and many others. This is often a very busy role and good for someone considering a healthcare career.
Volunteers welcome people, organize paperwork, put together educational materials for new patients and make follow up calls.
Visit with patients who just need a listening ear, a kind heart and someone who will help them pass the time. Specific training is provided for this role.
This is a busy, fast paced environment. Volunteers support patients, run errands and stock rooms in our cutting edge ED. A great opportunity for a pre-med student.
Follow up with patients after they return home. Assist with finding community resources, getting medications, and scheduling appointments.
Newborn Hearing Screening:
Volunteers screen newborn babies’ hearing, using automatic, high-tech equipment and record the test results for the Audiology Department.
Performs quick, short-term projects.
Anschutz Cancer Pavilion:
Volunteers help with clerical work and provide good customer service to cancer patients. They offer food and beverages to patients in waiting areas and the Infusion Center, while offering a listening ear.
- Human resources
- Outpatient clinics
- Accounting and more!
Shadowing: the Educational Observation Program (EOP)
Welcome to University of Colorado Hospital’s EOP/Shadowing program. Shadowing creates an opportunity for an individual to observe doctors, nurses, therapists, technicians, and other healthcare providers in action as they care for patients or perform their day-to-day duties. However, shadowing is not limited to clinical roles.
- Find out what a career in healthcare is about
- Clarify initial impressions — can I handle doing this?
- Understand the realities and limitations of medicine (i.e. learn about the “dark side”)
- Access level of commitment
- Discover likes and dislikes — is this something I will enjoy?
- Enhance motivation and goals
Sponsors and EOP participants
In order to participate in the program, the participant must have a sponsor.
A sponsor is a UCH employee who makes arrangements for the observation, and who will accompany the participant at all times during their visit. Participants are responsible for finding their own sponsors, not Volunteer Services.
- Participants must be 18 years or older and a high school graduate
- Must present picture ID
- Lifetime limit of 12 hours for participants
- Any UCH employee or affiliate may be a sponsor.
To determine if EOP/Shadowing is the right choice, review this algorithm.
To understand our EOP/Shadowing process, print and review this document.
Required paperwork for Shadowing program
- Shadowing/EOP process (print and complete all three documents)
- Facility orientation for shadowing (you must watch this presentation and then print & complete the test at the end)
Please note that Shadowing requests will only be processed when all four (4) documents are completed and received.
Call the Office of Volunteers Manager at (720) 848-4068.