Volunteering at a hospital is not like any other kind of opportunity. As a volunteer you must pass many of the same requirements as our staff. These requirements are established by The Joint Commission (TJC) as well as the Department of Public Health and the Center for Disease Control.
The process for becoming a volunteer may take a few weeks. To protect you as well as patients, the following information will need to be completed:
A minimum of 40 hours over 6 months is requested for placement. Exceptions may be made for students or with the permission of the department.
You must be 15 or older to volunteer.
If you will receive academic credit for volunteering or internships, a separate application must be processed through the Volunteer and Student Services department. Prior approval by the department manager is required in advance of submitting an application. Please contact Robin Kline at 413-582-2251 or email Robin_Kline@cooley-dickinson.org for more information.
Cooley Dickinson Hospital • 30 Locust St. (Route 9), Northampton, Mass. • (413) 582-2000