Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in becoming involved?

We invite you to contact us to join the very special group of volunteers at Fletcher Allen. You are provided with orientation, training and many benefits.

Fletcher Allen is committed to its volunteers and the contributions they make to quality health care. Recognition pins are earned at regular intervals.

Explore Our Volunteer Opportunities

Art from the Heart: Assist with art sessions for children on the Pediatrics Unit under the direction of the Art from the Heart Coordinator. 2-3 hour shifts, seven days a week. (Medical Center Campus)

Cardiac Rehab: Visit and provide support to cardiac inpatients who may be facing cardiac surgery. Distribute educational materials and be willing to share your own experience with cardiac surgery. (Medical Center Campus)

Emergency Department Waiting Room: Serve as a liaison between staff, family and patients. Escort visiting family member into the Emergency Department. Daily, 9 a.m. - 11 p.m. (Medical Center Campus)

FAVORS Program: Fletcher Allen Volunteers Offer Room Service. Provide a range of personalized services to patients. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. (Medical Center Campus)

Footnoters: Footnoters provide foot care to the elderly at senior centers. Clerical assistance is also needed to help with registration for the clinics at various community sites. Clinics scheduled monthly throughout the year.

Gift Shop: Assist customers, ring up sales, stock items and maintain an orderly atmosphere in a busy retail environment. Weekday shifts in 4-hour increments between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Substitute positions available if you are not looking for a weekly commitment. (Fanny Allen and Medical Center Campuses)

Guides: Assist patients to and from the Ambulatory Care Center Lobby for appointments, staff the information desks and be proactive about meeting the needs of incoming patients and visitors. Involves extensive walking and proper patient transport with wheelchairs. Shifts scheduled in 4-hour increments between 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday. (Medical Center Campus)

Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP): Provide support, companionship and information for patients and their families coping with acute illness and hospitalization. Training involves two 4-hour sessions. Volunteers are asked to make a time commitment of one 4-hour shift per week for a minimum of 6 months.

Information Desk: Greet the public, answer the phone and direct patients and visitors to appropriate areas. Need computer skills to locate patients and outpatient appointment sites. Weekday shifts are scheduled in 4-hour increments, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the Medical Center Campus. The Fanny Allen Campus Information Desk is open from 6 a.m. until as late as 5 p.m., Monday - Friday and 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Mascot: Do you like kids? Are you willing to put on a costume and appear as our Vermont Children's Hospital Mascot - Monty the Moose? Special functions and events.

Patient Relations Ambassador: Assist Patient and Family Advocacy by visiting new patients and providing them with information to meet their needs as Fletcher Allen patients. (Medical Center Campus)

Patient Support Services: Assist staff in transport of small equipment and communiqués throughout the facility. Very flexible hours into the evenings and weekends all seven days of the week. (Medical Center Campus)

Patient Visitor: Visit patients who are here from out-of-state or have been patients for extended periods of time. Needed on an on-call basis for a few hours a day. (Medical Center Campus)

Pediatrics: Participate in Child Life Play Program - involve pediatric patients in play activities. Training provided by Child Life Specialist. Daily Shifts from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. (Medical Center Campus)

Replays-Quality Resale Shop: Assist with retail sales, operate cash register and sort donations. All profits support patient services at Fletcher Allen. Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Replays Store - Blue Mall, Dorset Street, So. Burlington)

Ronald McDonald Family Room: Greet and explain Family Room services to parents of pediatric patients in the Ronald McDonald Family Room. Daily, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. (Pediatric Unit on the Medical Center Campus)

Sewing/Knitting at Home: Various sewing projects to be done at home for our Pediatric, Palliative Care and Breast Care Center services.

Spiritual Care: Volunteers provide various services. Community Chaplains, Interfaith Spiritual Care Visitors and Catholic Visitors all work to meet the spiritual needs of our patients. Training Provided. (Fanny Allen and Medical Center Campuses)

Surgical Intensive Care Unit/Medical Intensive Care Unit Liaison: Assist staff by supporting families of patients who are in the SICU/MICU waiting areas. Act as a liaison between families and staff. 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. seven days a week. (Medical Center Campus)

Surgical Waiting Area/Liaison in Main Pavilion, Level 3, Lobby: Extend hospitality and assist staff by supporting families of surgical patients. Facilitate communication between care providers and waiting families. Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., or 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Medical Center Campus)

Taylor Hospitality Room: Welcome families of Intensive Care Unit patients to the Taylor Hospitality Room for respite, comfort and support. Room offers coffee, snacks, a computer, flat-screen TV, recliners and the use of a shower. Open Daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Medical Center Campus)

Once you've found an area where you can help, the next step is to apply.