The Denver Health volunteer program began in 1935 to help Denver Health to fulfill its threefold goal of patient care, education and research. The role of the volunteer is to supplement the professional staff, thereby freeing time to provide the best medical, nursing and support services to patients. Volunteers add the extra dimensions of empathy, sensitivity, warmth and friendliness to ease and brighten a patient's hospital stay or clinic visit.
Denver Health has 250 volunteers who donate more than 30,000 hours every year. With more than 35 different volunteer specialties available, adults and teenagers can donate time in the emergency department, pediatrics, the front desk, the cancer infusion center, the gift shop, our Newborns in Need program and many more departments.
Requirements to become a volunteer: you must be 16 years of age or older and volunteers are asked to commit to four hours of service per week for at least six months. To become a volunteer, fill out and send in an application (see link in the left column) to the Director of Volunteer Services.
To obtain more information, receive an application or make a donation, please call 303-602-2926 or visit: http://denverhealth.org/AboutUs/VolunteerServices.aspx. Denver Health's volunteer office is now located in the Teammates for Kids Child Life Zone on the first floor of Pavilion C at the Denver Health Medical Center. Our office hours are 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
Laurel Ris, Director of Volunteer Services