The Volunteers Program serves the mission of Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center by helping create a compassionate, caring experience for every person, in every moment, everywhere. Our volunteers donate over 20,000 hours of their time each year in a variety of roles to benefit our patients, guests, and community.
To become a volunteer, you must:
- Be a minimum of 16 years old
- Be able to commit to at least 50 hours of service per year
- Complete a health screening including required immunizations through our Occupational Medicine clinic (free of charge)
- Complete federal (if 18 years old or older) and New Hampshire State background screens
- Not be paid for your service; if you are a staff member, you must volunteer in an area separate from where you work
- Be enrolled through Volunteer and Guest Services
Volunteer and Guest Services enhances the health care experiences of our patients, families, and greater community by promoting a healing environment through the efforts of community and employee volunteers.
Learn about the early history of our Volunteers.
What do you receive from your volunteer service?
- The opportunity to make a difference in someone’s day
- A chance to meet new people and build connections
- New skills and experience in a health care environment
- Discounts at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center pharmacy in Lebanon
- Access to the Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library in Lebanon
- Recognition of service through annual appreciation events and recommendation letters after serving 50 hours or more
How to become a volunteer
Note: If you are interested in shadowing, observing, or interning, please visit the Workforce Readiness Institute. Those programs are run separately from Volunteer and Guest Services.