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Adult Volunteer Program

Steps to Becoming a Volunteer

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Interested volunteers should be willing to commit to a minimum of 100 hours per six months. All prospective volunteers are advised that due to ever-changing regulations regarding safety and security in a hospital setting, becoming a volunteer requires increased safety and security reviewing. Please read the following information carefully because the process has been changed.

  1. Complete and submit the Unpaid Experience Request Form to Human Resources (follow instructions on the form to submit).
  2. Expect a call from Volunteer Services to complete a Volunteer Application.
  3. Interview with a member of the Volunteer Services Department.
  4. Complete the Background Screening Form and wait to receive feedback on clearance before continuing through the process of becoming a volunteer.
  5. Make an appointment for and clear a health screening and two TB tests at UConn Employee Health (unless an approved prior health screening has been completed).
  6. Attend an orientation program which you will be invited to attend after you pass your health screening.
  7. Obtain a badge from Public Safety after completion of all other requirements.

If you have any questions, please call 860-679-2381 or 860-679-4395 and leave a message. Thank you for considering UConn Health. Your willingness to share your skills, your efforts and your valuable time is greatly appreciated by staff and patients at UConn Health.