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Volunteers

Volunteering at Chesapeake Regional Healthcare is rewarding and interesting. Our volunteers know they are making a difference every day and that their efforts are appreciated by our patients and staff. Volunteers are truly a part of our team and are treated as such. Volunteers wear a uniform and ID badge so their official status is immediately recognized by Chesapeake Regional Healthcare staff and patients. Volunteers are included in hospital special events and are given a special reception during National Volunteer Week each year.

In addition to a general orientation, volunteers receive training in their chosen area. Additional special training may be provided in certain areas of the hospital, such as our Surgical Services Department and Patient Information Desks.

Benefits of volunteering

People volunteer in their communities for many reasons. Of course, you want to make a positive difference in the lives of the people you interact with, but volunteering benefits the volunteer, too. Volunteering can help you learn about your community and your role in it.

Volunteering can help you:

  • Make new friends
  • Discover new interests
  • Realize new skills
  • Have new experiences
  • Build your resume
  • Enhance your transcript
  • Augment your education

Through volunteering at Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, individuals have the opportunity to enhance the care of our patients, provide help to our clinical and non-clinical departments, supplement the care given by nurses and doctors, and help visitors and patients' families.

We appreciate the time and talents of our volunteers!

Summer Student Program

All spaces for our Summer Student Program are filled! Please check back early in Spring 2017 for more information. 

The Student Volunteer Program is for high school students ages 15-17 who may be interested in medical careers. The program allows students to learn more about the healthcare field while helping the patients and staff of Chesapeake Regional Healthcare. Click here to download a packet. Once the packet is complete, click here to fill out our confidentiality agreement, volunteer guidelines, and the volunteer application. Please note, there are two separate pages you will be directed to.  (the application is for both Students and Adults).  

Becoming a volunteer

Interested in becoming a volunteer? Your commitment of time to our program is valuable. Our commitment to making your experience at Chesapeake Regional Healthcare is important as well. For this reason, we ask that you commit to six months or a minimum of 100 hours of volunteer service.

Please call the volunteer office at (757) 312-6109 for more information before you apply.

Then, click here to fill out an application. Please note, there are two separate pages you will be directed to.