Apply online. Please note we are not accepting applications at this time because of the covid pandemic.
After we review and accept your application, we will contact you to schedule an interview. During the interview we will discuss if volunteering at VUMC is a fit for you, your possible placement and schedule, as well as next steps.
Complete our Online Volunteer Orientation & Training. We developed this training to provide you with overall, broad-based knowledge about volunteering in a hospital and clinical setting. It includes education about responding to emergency situations. We also offer compliance training that covers the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protecting patient privacy, among other topics. You will be registered for this training at the completion of a successful interview.
Obtain and/or submit the required immunizations.
Complete the background check release form. Volunteering at the Hospital & Clinics is contingent upon a completed background check. If a placement is offered after your initial interview with the Volunteer Services team, you will receive via email the link and instructions for completing a Verified Persons background check.
Obtain VUMD Volunteer ID Badge and volunteer vest.
Complete the unit-specific training for your volunteer placement, which may take place in a group or one-on-one setting.
Shadow a current volunteer. You may shadow as many times as needed to feel comfortable before volunteering on your own.