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College Student Volunteer Program

Thank you for your interest in volunteering!  At the beginning of each semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer) we welcome students from various colleges and universities.  Undergraduate, graduate, or non-traditional students can become involved in many ways at VCU Health.  To successfully apply to volunteer, you must begin working on the requirements before the semester begins. We expect a weekly commitment of at least two consecutive hours (excluding official university breaks and holidays) for the entire semester—this is approximately 20 hours of service. We encourage volunteers to participate for multiple semesters. Letters of reference will only be provided to volunteers who have served 40 hours or more (a record of hours can be provided at any time).

Spring Semester 2020

Before continuing, make sure you understand:

  • Health screening, registration, and orientation are all required to participate
  • You must have a Social Security Number in order to volunteer
  • You must have a valid, government-issued ID, such as Driver’s License or Passport
  • Spring volunteering will take place through 4/26/2020
  • If you are trying to apply for Summer, you need to check back in April for Summer application materials

Additionally, we ask that you take a few minutes to review our self-assessment to ensure this program is right for you.

The steps to become a volunteer for the Spring 2020 semester:

Have you ever volunteered with VCU Health before?
If you are a current volunteer or have volunteered with us in the past, see very bottom of page.

New to volunteering with VCU Health?
All interested students must submit COMPLETED application AND health screening documents to Volunteer Services no later than 4:00pm on Thursday, January 9, 2020.  Incomplete or late submissions will not be considered. There are no exceptions.

1. Application: The application must be completed and submitted using the link at the bottom of this page.

2. Health Screening: Complete and submit all health screening requirements listed on the Health Screening Form at the bottom of this page.

  • Look carefully at the dates on the form to make sure your records are/will be completed within the correct timeframe.
  • We do not have access to health records from VCU Student Health or VCU Health clinics due to privacy regulations.
  • Submit all documentation as scanned pdf files by email or by fax (emailed pdf files are preferred). Pictures of files taken from a mobile device will not be accepted.
  • If having documents faxed, please email us so we can confirm whether or not they were received.
  • We recommend that you retain copies of your health records as VCU Health will not retain copies.

3. Orientation and Registration:  If your completed application and health screening materials are received by the deadline, you will receive instructions to complete online orientation and to sign up for an appointment for registration. Registration is a required, short, in-person meeting during which we will help you choose a volunteer opportunity and schedule for the semester; time slots will be available between 9am and 4pm, January 13-16. Opportunities are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you believe your materials are complete and you do not receive further instructions, contact us before the deadline to check your status.

Ready to apply?

Click here to fill out the application; must be submitted by January 9 at 4pm

Click here to download the Health Screening Form; complete documentation must be received by January 9 at 4pm


If you have volunteered with VCU Health before:
If you are a current volunteer or have volunteered with us in the past, click here to choose a registration time (walk in registration will not be permitted). After choosing a registration appointment you will be contacted if you need to complete any health or education updates. A list of possible assignments is available here; actual availability is subject to change and detailed descriptions will be provided at your appointment. If you have not volunteered in the past 12 months, you may need to apply as a new volunteer. Contact Volunteer Services for individual instructions.

If you have questions, contact Volunteer Services at (804) 828-0922 or volunteer@vcuhealth.org.