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Volunteer & Auxiliary Services

The Volunteer Program at Virginia Hospital Center has a place for everyone. You may be retired, involved in your career, a stay at home parent, young or old, male or female. Our Hospital has varied opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds. Volunteers work in over 40 different areas within our healthcare system.

Programs & Services

Virginia Hospital Center has two programs from which to choose: 1) The Auxiliary provides selected services and programs, and conducts fundraising on behalf of the Hospital. The Auxiliary is a membership organization and requires limited annual dues. 2) The Volunteer Services group consists of active students and adults who assist staff with direct patient care.

Areas Served By The Auxiliary Members Include:

  • Wheelchair Transportation Escort Services
  • Gift Shop
  • Bookmobile
  • Reception Desks for Information, Emergency, Laboratory, Surgical/Intensive Care and Outpatient Surgery
  • Outpatient Clinic

Areas Which Utilize Student & Adult Volunteers include:

  • Patient Representative Services
  • Inpatient Hospital Units: Medical Surgical Unit, Nursery, Women & Infant Health, Pediatric/Young Adult, Oncology
  • Outpatient Services: Emergency Department, Rehabilitation, Laboratory, Pharmacy, Urgent Care Center, Radiology
  • Specialized Services: Health Promotion, Cancer Resource Center, Patient Relations, Public Affairs & Marketing, Health Information Management, Medical Library, Volunteer Services Office, Nursing Education, Nurse Recruitment, Computer Support, Virginia Hospital Center Medical Brigade

Who can volunteer at Virginia Hospital Center?

We welcome anyone age 16 and up, who wishes to donate their time on a regular basis. Some jobs require the Volunteers to be at least 18 years old.

What kind of work will I do?

The needs of the Hospital are always considered first, but we make every attempt to offer a broad range of opportunities. After you have completed your application, we will discuss specific opportunities and responsibilities during your interview process. Many times, we encourage you to move around to find the right fit for your talents. If there is something specific that you would like to do, please ask.

How Much Time Must I Give?

We ask for a minimum commitment of four hours a week, one day a week for at least six months duration. Beyond that, it is up to you. There are many needs for your energy and talents.

How do I sign up?

For a membership in the Auxiliary, call 703.558.6401 between 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Monday through Friday. For Volunteer Services, please read the Welcome Letter .
Then print out and send us your completed (1)  Volunteer Application (2),  Volunteer Agreement, and (3) a copy of your vaccination record.
You can also reach us at  703.558.6194 from 8:30am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday.

Mail To:

Attn: Dee Cassell
Virginia Hospital Center
1701 N. George Mason Dr.
Arlington, VA 22205

Virginia Hospital Center has been bringing advanced medical care to Arlington and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area for over 60 years. A non-profit facility with over 350 acute care beds, Virginia Hospital Center has continued to expand and enhance its facilities and services to meet the changing needs of a dynamic and growing community. Virginia Hospital Center prides itself on the variety of volunteer opportunities and the quality of training for its volunteers.

Dee Cassell, Volunteer Coordinator
Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Telephone hours 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Phone: 703.558.6194
Fax: 703.558.5273


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