Careers at Lifespan Health System

Volunteering at Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children's Hospital

Our program is currently full. Please check back in the spring.

Are You Eligible to Volunteer?

Volunteers at both locations must be willing to help others and have an interest in the healthcare community. Please note, all new volunteers must commit to serving as hospital ambassadors (greeters) for the first 30 hours.

  • Volunteers at Rhode Island Hospital must be 14 years old or older and commit to at least 100 hours of total service (50 hours for high school students). If you are in high school and would like to volunteer at Rhode Island Hospital, learn more about opportunities for high school students.
  • Volunteers at Hasbro Children's Hospital must be at least 18 years of age and not in high school.

Possible Hospital Volunteer Positions

The following positions/areas may be available. Some positions are available only for adult volunteers.

  • Ambassadors 
  • Art Activities 
  • Book Cart 
  • Canine Assisted Therapy 
  • Comfort Cart for Families 
  • Diagnostic Imaging 
  • Emergency Department 
  • Employee Snack Cart 
  • Endoscopy 
  • Food Pantry 
  • Geriatric Champions  
  • Hand Massage 
  • Infection Control 
  • Music Activities 
  • Office Support 
  • Oncology  
  • Outpatient Clinics 
  • Patient and Guest Services 
  • Pediatric Partial Day Program 
  • Pediatric Pre-op and Post-op 
  • Pediatric Playrooms 
  • PICU 
  • PT/OT 
  • Recovery Room

Requirements for Hospital Volunteers

All volunteers at Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children's Hospital must:

  • Review the Volunteer Services Information Guide
  • Submit a complete application (found at the end of the Information Guide)
  • Interview with volunteer services staff
  • Have two reference forms completed 
  • Complete an orientation about hospital policies and procedures
  • Provide an updated immunization record, including proof of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Submit to two tuberculosis tests
  • Complete an orientation about hospital policies and procedures
  • Commit to a minimum of two to four hours each week for at least 100 hours (50 hours for high school students)
  • Complete first 30 hours as a greeter
  • If under the age of 18, submit a signed permission slip
  • Adhere to uniform and dress code policy
  • Provide a $12 uniform payment
  • Complete a criminal background investigation authorization form (provided by Lifespan Volunteer Services at time of interview).

Please call 401-444-5530 with any questions.