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Become a Volunteer

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. Please read about our three volunteer tracks below before deciding to apply.

About Our Program

At Lowell General Hospital, we have three volunteer tracks. Full descriptions of each track and how to apply, are below. We do 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 Details

Program Option: JUNIOR TRACK

For students who are 16-18 years old and currently attending high school, this track requires a commitment of:

  • 100 hours of service per one (1) year minimum
  • Weekday positions after school from 3:00pm - 6:00pm or 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Application Process

  • Volunteers must comply with our medical clearance and orientation.
  • Our application process is online. Once you have submitted your application, it will be reviewed by our Volunteer Services team. If you are among the candidates who best meet our requirements, we will be in contact to schedule an interview or to add your name to our waitlist.
  • Due to an overwhelming interest in volunteer opportunities with our hospital, we regret that we may not be able to place every applicant. Your application will be kept active for three months. We will contact you if an appropriate match is found within that time. If you do not hear back from us after three months, you are welcome to reapply.

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Program Option: 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.

For students who have completed at least one (1) semester of college, this track requires a commitment of:

  • Three (3) hour shift one time per week for a minimum of 75 hours of service
  • Six (6) consecutive months of service; we do not accept students who are only able to commit to the summer months

Application Process

  • Volunteers must comply with our medical clearance, criminal background check and orientation.
  • Our application process is online. Once you have submitted your application, it will be reviewed by our Volunteer Services team. If you are among the candidates who best meet our requirements, you will be contacted for an interview via email or phone.
  • Due to an overwhelming interest in volunteer opportunities with our hospital, we regret that we may not be able to place every applicant. Your application will be kept active for three months. We will contact you if an appropriate match is found within that time. If you do not hear back from us after three months, you are welcome to reapply.

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Program Option: ADULT TRACK

At Lowell General Hospital, adult volunteers serve in a wide variety of roles and provide essential assistance to patients, employees and visitors. 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.

For adults, this track requires a commitment of:

  • Four (4) hour shift one time per week for a minimum of 100 hours of service

Application Process

  • Volunteers must comply with our medical clearance, criminal background check and orientation.
  • Our application process is online. Once you have submitted your application, it will be reviewed by our Volunteer Services team. If you are among the candidates who best meet our requirements, you will be contacted for an interview via email or phone.
  • Due to an overwhelming interest in volunteer opportunities with our hospital, we regret that we may not be able to place every applicant. Your application will be kept active for three months. We will contact you if an appropriate match is found within that time. If you do not hear back from us after three months, you are welcome to reapply.
  • Due to a high volume of applicants, we are no longer accepting applicants for our MCH Baby Cuddler Program. 

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COLLEGE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

At Lowell General Hospital, intern students serve in a wide variety of areas and provide essential assistance to our departments and staff. Some roles will be project-based while others will have duties that change daily. Internship roles are associated with non-clinical departments who have requested an intern for a determined amount of time. Intern opportunities are limited to the roles posted below. Please check back for more opportunities.

Eligibility:

  • Student applicants must be currently enrolled in a four year accredited college or university in a relevant course of study. 
  • Preference will be given to students with 60 or more college credits.
  • Proof of updated immunizations, TB test, flu vaccine and completed CORI. (exception with existing school affiliation agreements in place).
  • Hospital competency test required.

Internship position: Physician Services - Data Entry
Location: Main Campus - 295 Varnum Avenue, Lowell, MA 01854
Internship duration: May-August 2018
Hours: Daytime - up to 40 hours per week
Start date: After May 21

Primary responsibilities: Organization and documentation of patient charts. Each chart will be recorded into an Excel spreadsheet with patient’s demographic information and boxed for storage.

Qualifications: Must possess strong computer skills and be proficient in Excel. Must have excellent organizational skills, be able to take direction and work independently.

Physical requirements: Requires the ability to sit for long periods of time. Some lifting of boxes weighing up to approximately 40 pounds.


Internship position: The Chest and Immunization Center
Location: Saints Campus - 1 Hospital Drive, Lowell, MA 01852
Hours: Tuesdays only, 1-5 p.m.

Primarily responsible for retrieving patient medication in the Pharmacy on the ground floor and transporting them to the Chest and Immunization Center on the 4th floor. Position also includes scanning documents, filing, faxing and answering phones.

Qualifications: Office and computer skills
Physical Requirements: Physically fit without limitations.

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Internship position: Corporate Compliance Intern
Location: 55 Technology Drive, Lowell MA 01854
Internship duration: June - August
Hours: Daytime- 12 hours per week. Flexibility on days of the week.
Start date: By June 1, 2018

Primary responsibilities: The compliance intern will support and assist with various activities/projects of the Ethics and Compliance Department, including but not limited to auditing/monitoring, education/training and administrative support.

Qualifications: Must work independently and be able to prioritize tasks within and assigned project. Must possess strong computer skills and be proficient in Word/Excel. Must have excellent communication and presentation skills and have the ability to maintain confidentiality in the performance of duties. 

Internship Role: Hospital Grounds Security/Front Facing Experience Internship
Location: Main Campus, 295 Varnum Avenue, Lowell MA
Number of Openings: 4
Desired Start Date: September 18, 2018
Duration: 6 months - 1 year
Approximate hours per week: 10

Primary Responsibilities: Students interested in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement can get first-hand experience on interacting with hospital patients and visitor to provide way finding, parking directions and oversight to front facing operations. Working under the supervision of the Lowell General Security Department, this internship will give practical experience in traffic flow, de-escalation tactics and public safety protocol.

  • Serve as a visible presence on hospital grounds 
  • Provide way finding directions and parking control
  • Monitor and enforce parking violations, specifically around Cancer Center lots
  • Great patients and visitors
  • Educate visitors on the hospital's tobacco free campus policy
  • Interact with Security Department to report any suspicious activity
  • This is an outdoor position subject to temperature fluctuations

Qualifications: Students must be well mannered, be able to handle stressful situations and display strong customer service skills at all time. Recall skills, reporting ability and experience with a hand held radio are also a plus.

Successful students who participate in this internship program may be considered for future employment opportunities within the Security Department. Many Security Department personnel have been recruited into law enforcement positions in the Merrimack Valley area.

Please visit our Volunteer FAQs for answers to many frequently asked questions. 

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