Volunteer at Richmond Community Hospital


1500 N. 28th Street
Richmond, VA 23223

About Richmond Community Hospital

Richmond Community Hospital is located in the Church Hill area of downtown Richmond. It was opened in 1903 on the campus of Virginia Union University by the first African American, and the first woman, to be certified to practice medicine by the Virginia State Board of Medicine, Dr. Sarah Garland Jones, and her husband, Dr. Miles Berkley Jones. 

About Volunteering

As a not-for-profit hospital serving Richmond and the surrounding communities, Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital relies on volunteers to provide a wide range of services. Volunteering provides a unique experience filled with fellowship, camaraderie and the satisfaction of providing Good Help to Those in Need

Volunteering for your local hospital can provide a sense of connection to the community.

Our Requirements

  • Must be 15 years or older.
  • Weekend and evening hours available.
  • Adult volunteer’s minimum time commitment is one four-hour shift per week.
  • Student Volunteer Program available for High School and College students.
  • 8 week Summer Student Program (June 11th thru August 3rd).
    Summer Student Program applications are due no later than May 25th

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many volunteer opportunities and we look forward to helping you find your perfect assignment. Our current volunteer assignments include: 

  • Main Concierge Desk
  • Patient Care Partner in Emergency Department (must be over 18)
  • Purposeful Visitor
  • Pet Therapy Volunteers (requires additional certification)
  • Spiritual Care Partner

How to Become a Volunteer

We are excited about your interest in volunteering and hope to make the process as simple as possible.

  • Complete and submit the online application here.
  • Bon Secours requests two reference checks: reference check forms will be given to the applicant at initial interview.
  • Applicant completes 2 step TB testing.
  • Applicant completes annual flu shot requirement.
  • Bon Secours conducts a Criminal Background Check (for applicants 18+).
  • Volunteer receives training and schedule

For any questions, or for additional information, please contact RCH Volunteer Services Department at (804) 371-1680 or bsr-eastvolunteers@bshsi.org.

Fast Facts:

  • Student Volunteer Program available for High School and College students.
  • Summer Student Program available June 11th thru August 3rd: 50 hour requirement.
  • Students must be 15 years or older to volunteer.
  • Weekend and evening hours available.
  • Adult volunteer’s minimum monthly requirement is 4 hours per week.