Benefits of Volunteering
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.
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
Becoming an Adult Volunteer
Interested in Becoming an Adult 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 note, there are two separate pages you will be directed to.
Student Volunteer Program
The Student Volunteer Program will run from Monday, June 27 through Thursday, Aug. 18. Applications must be received by Wednesday, June 1. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Volunteers must be 15-18 years old and have completed their freshman year of high school. All applicants must be rising into the tenth grade in Fall 2022 to be eligible for the program. Students who are selected for the program will be contacted for an interview.
We offer three summer volunteer sessions:
- June 27 - July 14
- July 18 - Aug. 4
- Aug. 8 - Aug. 18
Volunteers must commit to a Monday-Thursday schedule, with their choice of 9 am-1 pm or 1pm-5 pm shifts.
All volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and have a two-step tuberculosis test. The TB screening must be completed by your physician. Volunteers are also required to wear a uniform and hospital ID badge while on duty. Uniform shirts (solid red, 100% cotton, unisex polo-style shirts) must be purchased from Volunteer Services for $15. In addition to the shirt, volunteers must wear either khaki or white pants or a khaki or white, knee-length skirt and comfortable shoes that cover the toes and heel. Sneakers are suggested. No shorts (no matter the length), sandals, sweatpants, mini skirts, capri pants or spandex pants are allowed. Professional appearance is required.
If you have questions about the Student Volunteer Program, please call our Volunteer Services office at 757-312-6109.