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Steps to volunteering:

  1. Fill out an application
    Online application for regular program (4hrs a week for 6 months)
    • We ask 16 or 17 years old candidates to have your parent/guardian sign an application addendum that, if accepted for the program, you will be asked to bring to a volunteer orientation
      Application addendum  for 16 and 17-year-olds
       
  2. Upon the receipt of your application, we will review it based on your interests, availability and our current openings. If we determine a match, we will contact you for an interview.  Please keep in mind - as much as we would like to accommodate all candidates, we are not able to accept everyone.
  3. As part of the interview, we will discuss your placement and schedule. Most placements have a set schedule (same day/time every week). If you don’t think you can commit to a set schedule due to your other responsibilities, please let us know so we can assign you an opportunity that allows for flexibility.
  4. After an interview and acceptance into the program, all candidates will be asked to complete the following requirements prior to starting volunteering:
    1. Attend a 2-hour new volunteer orientation
    2. Complete a free-of-charge medical screening* at our Employee Health office that includes:
      1. Two-step TB (tuberculosis) test
      2. Proof of vaccinations (for those born after 1/31/1957) that include varicella and MMR, or agree to receive those vaccines at our facility (free of charge)
      3. Proof of influenza (flu) vaccine or agree to receive one at our facility (free of charge) during the flu season (usually October through March). If you have a medical or religious reason for not getting a flu shot, we will ask you to fill out an exemption form.
        *If you are 16 or 17 years old, please have your parent/guardian fill out and sign a Minor Consent Form and bring it with you to your first visit with the Employee Health.
    3. Consent to a criminal background check.
  5. And you are now ready to start volunteering! On your first volunteer day, you will meet with a volunteer coordinator who will give you a free volunteer uniform (a purple top – a short sleeve polo shirt or a long sleeve smock), a personal identification number (PIN) to sign in on our volunteer kiosk and will take you for a picture for your security badge. This usually takes 10-15 minutes. After that, we will walk you to your assigned department to meet the staff and begin training!

We look forward to meeting you.

If you have any questions, please contact us:

email: lgh-volunteers@advocatehealth.com
phone: 847.723.6105 | Office hours: Mon – Fri  8am - 4:30pm
mail:
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Volunteer Services
1775 W. Dempster
Park Ridge, Illinois 60068


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