Volunteers at Morristown Medical Center are required to work a minimum of three to four hours a week for at least six months.
In addition, potential candidates whose applications are accepted must successfully complete the following requirements. All necessary forms will be provided via email after you have met with one of our representatives.
- Verification of good health from a physician – A doctor must fill out a health certificate verifying a volunteer's ability to perform assignments at a hospital.
- Tuberculin screening – Two tuberculin tests, offered at Morristown Medical Center for no charge, are required. Tuberculin tests may also be scheduled with a private physician, but must be administered with a week off in between tests in order to be valid. Candidates who have a positive tuberculin test result must provide documentation of a negative chest X-ray.
- Vaccinations – A flu vaccination is required for all volunteers. Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) vaccinations are required for all adult volunteers; junior volunteers must provide proof of vaccination on their health form.
- Criminal background check – All adults must complete criminal background check and social security verification forms before they can be assigned to volunteer work. Please note that it may take several weeks to receive authorization from the state.
- Purchase volunteer uniform – All junior volunteers must purchase their uniform.
- General orientation – An online orientation session is mandatory to provide volunteers with information about our organization and their role with us. This may take place at any time during the hiring process and can be completed either at home or at the hospital.
- Department-specific training – Volunteers will receive training specific to the department they will be working in from hospital employees or more experienced volunteers.