Volunteer at DePaul Medical Center

At Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center, we expect that all our applicants should be sincerely committed to helping others, dependable, and able to work independently because of the very demanding nature of healthcare. 

In order to apply for a volunteer position, you must be at least 18 years of age and out of high school. If you are under the age of 18 and interested in volunteering, you may be eligible for our Junior Volunteer Program.

How do I apply?

In order to becoming a member of the Bon Secours DePaul volunteer staff you must complete the following process:

  1. Submit an application.
    The volunteer application (including two forms of reference) and the volunteer application agreement forms should be submitted prior to the day of the interview.
  2. Attend an interview.
    Prospective volunteers must interview with the Volunteer Manager. Applicants may schedule the interview appointment after reading the volunteer handbook and filling out the paperwork and bring the application and references with them or turn in the application and references in and the Volunteer Manager will call to schedule the interview after reviewing the paperwork.
  3. Submit two references
    Two completed references should be submitted with the application.

Are there any other requirements?

If you are selected as a volunteer at Bon Secours DePaul, there are some requirements before you can begin actively volunteering. Volunteers must:

  1. Undergo a Tuberculosis Skin Test (aka PPD).
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Center for Disease Control require healthcare volunteers to have two Tuberculosis (PPD) skin tests before beginning volunteering and a follow-up test every year while in active volunteer status. The TB skin tests are free. Details and instructions will be given after acceptance into the program.
  2. Complete our orientation.
    Orientation to the volunteer office is required before beginning volunteering. Volunteer orientation is held on the 2nd and 4th Monday and must be completed prior to reporting to your assigned area.
  3. Participate in a probation period.
    The probation period begins on the first day of the volunteer assignment and continues through the first 30 days. The probationary period gives the opportunity to familiarize the new volunteer with policies, procedures, staff, and the layout of the hospital. It also allows us to establish the best placement for new volunteers. Placement changes may occur until a “good fit” placement is made.
  4. Commit your time.  
    Volunteers are asked to serve at least a four-hour shift once a week.
  5. Purchase and wear a uniform.
    Uniforms are required to identify volunteers from other hospital personnel and to foster a professional image. Volunteers are required to purchase and maintain their own uniforms.

If you have any questions or to find out more information please read our volunteer handbook or contact our Volunteer Manager.

For the Junior Volunteer Program at Bon Secours DePaul, click here.

Janice Savage
Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center Volunteer Manager
150 Kingsley Lane
Norfolk, VA 23505
phone: (757) 889-5340
fax: (757) 889-5670
janice_savage@bshsi.org