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Volunteers play a vital role at Lowell General Hospital. Each year they provide thousands of hours of service for the hospital. We welcome you to join us in helping to serve our patients, their loved ones and the professional staff who care for them. Being a volunteer at Lowell General Hospital is a commitment, but one that is met with many rewards.

About Our Program

At Lowell General Hospital, the Volunteer Services Department does not have summer programs or shadow programs. We instead focus on three volunteer tracks with long-term opportunities which give each volunteer a chance to dive deep into the healthcare experience. This approach allows volunteers to build relationships with staff, learn about different careers in healthcare and finish the program with an enriching experience that lasts a lifetime.

Program Requirements

Each volunteer accepted into the program must agree to complete our medical clearance requirements and hospital orientation which includes:

  • Commitment to volunteer one day a week (3-4 hours per shift) for a minimum of 100 hours. The program usually takes 8-12 months to complete; however, volunteers are always welcome to continue with us beyond the 100 hours.
  • Proof of required immunizations, mandatory flu shot (during flu season), TB test, criminal background check and hospital and department specific orientation.

Program Details

Junior Track
Are you a high school student considering a future in the medical field? Do you enjoy helping others and learning new things? Lowell General Hospital may just be the place for you to make new friends, and make a difference.

Due to a limited amount of positions with a high volume of applicants, our program is currently fullPlease check back often for more information or call our office at 978-937-6280 to see if we are adding names to our waitlist.

For students 15-18 years old and currently attending high school, this track requires a commitment of:

  • 100 hour /1 year  minimum commitment for each volunteer
  • Our positions are for weekdays after school hours between 3:00-7:00pm.
  • Interview, orientation and medical clearance required once accepted into the program.

College Student Track
Our college track at Lowell General Hospital is designed to provide students pursuing a medically related career in college with an opportunity to gain first-hand experience in a hospital environment. Students provide needed assistance to the medical, nursing and ancillary staff as well as to our patients, families and visitors.

  • Students interested in this track must have completed at least one semester of college to apply for this program.
  • Interviews for our college track are conducted throughout the year based on the availability of volunteer roles. Please call the Volunteer Office at 978-937-6280 to inquire about the next opportunity to schedule an interview.
  • If accepted as a volunteer, you will be assigned to a 3-4 hour shift once per week and must commit to complete a minimum of 100 hours of service. We do not accept students only able to commit to the summer months.
  • Volunteers must also comply with our medical clearance, criminal background check and orientation.
  • Download the College Volunteer Application. Bring this completed form with you on your interview.

Adult Track
At Lowell General Hospital, adult volunteers serve in a wide variety of roles and provide essential assistance to patients, employees and visitors. Most of our volunteers have been with us for many years – and some for decades. Our volunteers can always be seen throughout most areas of the hospital. We have interesting jobs for them, and they do significant work for us. Whether you are a retired adult with a flexible schedule or a working adult with specific hours to give, we will make an effort to try and find a position that matches your skills, interests and availability.

  • Interviews for our adult track are conducted throughout the year based on availability of volunteer roles. Please call the volunteer office at 978-937-6280 to inquire about the next opportunity to schedule an interview.
  • If accepted as a volunteer, you will be assigned to a four hour shift once per week and asked to commit to completing a minimum of 100 hours of service.
  • Volunteers must also comply with our medical clearance, criminal background check and orientation.
  • Download the Adult Volunteer Application. Bring this completed form with you on your interview.
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