Applications are accepted during the months of April, August, and December.
Volunteering at Mary Washington Healthcare (MWHC) is a wonderful way to
serve others in a meaningful manner, in addition to becoming exposed to
the many career opportunities offered in a health care setting. We appreciate
your interest in serving the patients at MWHC and look forward to working
with you on your volunteer journey!
What is the Mary Washington Healthcare (MWHC) College Student Volunteer Program?
Student volunteers provide needed assistance to clinical and operational
staff as well as to our patients and their families. The College Student
Volunteer Program works to make your volunteer experience a valuable asset
toward career goals, regardless of what your specific career choice might
be. Our various positions offer opportunities for students to explore
clinical settings, business operations, and the extremely important role
of customer service in a health care environment.*
Upon completion of the program, students will have extensive experience
that can be used when applying for jobs, internships and applying to further
What opportunities are available?
Once accepted into the program, you will work with MWHC Volunteer Services
staff to be placed in a service area based on your availability, interest
and current needs of the organization. Here is a list of some of the current
Patient Escorts - escorting patients to their destination upon admission
and assisting via wheelchair upon discharge
Way Finders - helping our visitors find their way and providing general
Clinical support - providing an extra set of hands to our clinical teams
Waiting room ambassadors - keeping family members informed on their loved
Customer service in one of our retail outlets (Gift Shops located within
hospital and Mary Washington Shoppe located in the Fredericksburg Shopping Center)
And many other rewarding experiences.
What is the expected commitment?
As a hospital volunteer, you will be expected to complete a minimum of
60 hours per school year. This will amount to approximately three hours
per week and can be scheduled to best fit your academic calendar. In addition
to the time commitment, volunteers are to be prompt, courteous, and in
good attendance each week for the duration of the semester. (You are not
expected to work over breaks or holidays but we do ask that you notify
staff in advance of these breaks.)
Does it cost anything to be a volunteer?
The only monetary cost is that of the uniform jacket or vest at $20 each.
We also require a regular contribution of smiles and compassion.
How does the process work?
The application process serves as a means for selecting the most qualified
students for the program. Completed applications will be reviewed and
qualified candidates will be called for an individual interview. Candidates
who meet all of the requirements will then be invited to attend a mandatory
For additional information, call Patricia Wolfrey at 540-741-1452.
Click here to apply for the MWHC College Student Volunteer Program.
*MWHC’s College Student Volunteer Program is not meant for the purpose
of required clinical hours nor is it a promise for future paid employment at MWHC.