Volunteer at University Hospitals

Are you interested in a career in medicine? Do you have a passion for helping others and brightening someone’s day? Does being supportive, providing assistance to those who need it, and relieving the stress of others spark joy for you?

University Hospitals is recruiting volunteers for the spring 2023 semester! First and second year students will be onboarded as wayfinders. Wayfinders offer assistance to patients and visitors, help individuals navigate the UH campus, provide directions, and accompany patients to their appointments. UH’s campus can be intimidating for new visitors and patients, and wayfinders aid those who may otherwise get lost in the hospital, miss their scheduled appointments, or are unable to find their loved ones’ hospital rooms. Wayfinders save time, relieve patient and visitor stresses, and decrease staff workload, giving our medical staff extra time to focus on patient care. Finally, wayfinders are UH’s “eyes and ears,” helping security staff maintain a safe hospital campus.

Third and fourth year students will be onboarded in a variety of positions in the hospital. Volunteers are needed in the Emergency Department and Acute Care areas, in Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, MacDonald Women’s Hospital, and in the Seidman Cancer Center. Opportunities are limited and volunteers will be onboarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

We ask all of our volunteers to commit to 50 hours of service before moving to a new position; however we will give first priority to wayfinders when placing them in new roles once their service commitment is met.

Interested? Third and fourth year students sign up for an interview.

First and second year students can complete the wayfinder application.