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University of Michigan Health System
Volunteer Services
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Welcome to UMHS Volunteer Services! We are pleased to know of your interest in volunteering at this world-renowned medical center, where we put patients and families first and are dedicated to their care and comfort. With over 2,000 active volunteers at UMHS, the generosity and spirit of giving is an essential component in the healing process. Our volunteers change people's lives, and their lives are changed forever as well. We welcome you to join us! ________________________________________________________

How do I become a volunteer?

There are three essential steps to becoming a volunteer at UMHS:

  1. Attend an Information Session
  2. Schedule an Interview Appointment
  3. Register for a General Orientation

Please click on the appropriate button below for specific instructions:

Who may volunteer at the UMHS?

Anyone with the desire to be of service in a health care environment, however, individuals under 16 years of age, and college students in their first semester freshman year cannot be accepted for a volunteer placement.

What is the volunteer commitment?

We require a minimum of two (2) hours and a maximum of four (4) hours per week for a minimum of six (6) month, with the exception of the Summer Teen Program and Pre-Approved appointments.

How do I get volunteer application materials?

To obtain application materials, download the following forms:

How do I schedule an interview?

To schedule an interview, you must first attend an Information Session, where this and many other questions will be answered.

When do I submit my application materials?

Please bring all application materials with you to once your interview appointment is scheduled.  Note:  Only Pre-Approved applications may be faxed.

What volunteer opportunities are available at UMHS?

Please visit Volunteer Placement Opportunities for a summary of placements.

I volunteered at the UMHS previously and would like to return. What do I need to do?

If you have been an active volunteer at UMHS within the past 2 years, you are considered a “Returning Volunteer” and you do not need to re-apply to continue volunteering.  (See Returning Volunteers.)  Any volunteer who has been inactive for more than 2 years must reapply.  (See procedures for New Volunteers.)

Are there volunteer opportunities for Teens?

Yes.  During the summer Teen Session (June through August) only, we offer a limited number of placements for high school students who are between 16 and 18 years of age (minimum age 16 by June 15).  For more information, see High School Teens.

I want to entertain the patients. How do I arrange this?

The Gifts of Art Program handles requests from musicians and artists. Information is available on their website at www.med.umich.edu/goa or by calling 734-936-ARTS. (734-936-2787).

My group wants to visit children in C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. How can we do this?

The Mott Community Relations Office handles all these requests for C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. Please call their office at 734-764-6874.

I have donations for C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. Whom do I contact?

Please call the Mott Community Relations Office at 734-764-6874 or email mottcommunityrelations@umich.edu.