The Volunteers Program serves the mission of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH) 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 Dartmouth-Hitchcock 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 (DHMC) 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 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Note: If you are interested in shadowing, observing, or interning at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, please visit the Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Workforce Readiness Institute. Those programs are run separately from Volunteer and Guest Services.
Volunteering at other D-HH member hospitals
To volunteer at a Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health member hospital, please visit their volunteer services sites:
- Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, Lebanon, New Hampshire
- Cheshire Medical Center, Keene, New Hampshire
- Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center, Windsor, Vermont
- New London Hospital, New London, New Hampshire
- Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire, White River Junction, Vermont