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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about hospital volunteering: 

Do you always need volunteers? 

We almost always need qualified and committed adult volunteers for certain positions. Please note, however, that due to volume and compliance, we cannot guarantee acceptance of all applications. In addition, we accept only a limited number of junior volunteers.

Will I be able to shadow a doctor or have a clinical experience when I volunteer at the hospital?

Newton Medical Center's Volunteer Services Department does not offer shadowing or clinical experiences. 

If I become a volunteer, will I get a job at the hospital?

Volunteering at Newton Medical Center does not guarantee employment.

How long do you keep an application?

We hold applications for only three months. If the onboarding process is not completed within that time, your application will be discarded, but you are welcome to reapply in the future.

What is the time commitment required for being a Newton Medical Center volunteer?

Adult volunteers are required to work on a weekly basis, four hours per week for a minimum of six consecutive months. Junior volunteers must commit to a minimum of 50 hours and six consecutive months of volunteer service.

What are the hours?

We have volunteers at Newton Medical Center seven days a week from early in the morning through the evening. Junior volunteer shifts are limited to three hours per day during the week when school is in session and four hours per day on the weekends. During the summer, junior volunteers may work four-hour shifts on both weekdays and weekends.

How old must I be?

The minimum age to volunteer is 15.

How do I apply?

Application forms are accepted via email or through regular mail sent to our address. Download an application:

You may also call and request an application by mail >

How long does it take to be processed?

To ensure patient safety and the integrity of our volunteer program, the application process may take several weeks. Additionally, adult volunteers cannot start without receiving clearance from the state regarding their criminal background form.

Is there a dress code?

Yes, adult men and women wear navy blue uniforms provided by the hospital. Junior volunteers are given shirts to keep and launder and must wear khaki, black or blue pants. Both adults and juniors will be issued a hospital photo ID badge, to be worn at all times while on the hospital campus. Jeans, leggings, shorts, short skirts, open-toed shoes, and perfume are not permitted.