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Volunteer Services at UH Ahuja Medical Center

Volunteers are an essential part of the experience patients and families have at UH Ahuja Medical Center. They compassionately give of their time and talents to enhance the healing environment and deliver superior service to the community.

Volunteers have the opportunity to work directly with patients, families, staff and the community. The UH Ahuja Medical Center Volunteer Services staff specializes in creating a personal volunteer experience that capitalizes on each individual's unique skills, abilities and desire to make a difference.

Volunteer Opportunities

Most volunteers say that the personal fulfillment, which comes from helping another person, is their greatest reward. Other volunteers look forward to the new friendships and camaraderie they share with fellow volunteers and staff members. Many enjoy learning new skills and contributing to the community. Regardless of whether you are volunteering to gain new skills, meet new people or lend a helping hand, the volunteer program at University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center may have a volunteer position to meet your needs.

Current volunteer opportunities

This list is updated frequently with the latest opportunities, so remember to check back often.

Getting Started

If you are interested in volunteering at UH Ahuja Medical Center, please take some time to complete the volunteer application.

After your application is received and references have been verified, you will be contacted by a volunteer services representative.

Program Requirements

  1. References: Two references are required for all volunteers and should be submitted prior to interviewing.
  2. Criminal Background Check: Volunteers 18 years and over are required to have a criminal background check to volunteer within the hospital.
  3. Health Screenings: Volunteers must comply with hospital health policies. All volunteers are required to show proof of a negative 2-step TB (PPD) test or Blood Draw TB test (Quantiferon, T-Spot) performed within the past 6 months. A 2-step TB (PPD) requires four visits to the clinic and the complete test will have a total of two negative readings.
  4. Compliance Training: All new volunteers are required to view the compliance training and submit certificate of completion.
  5. Orientation: All new volunteers are required to complete an online orientation, wheelchair training and quiz.

Benefits to Volunteers

In appreciation of the support and time our volunteers contribute, UH Ahuja Medical Center offers benefits to volunteers which include, but are not limited to:

  • Free valet parking
  • Annual volunteer appreciation event
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Discounts in the gift shop
  • $6 meal voucher after each four-hour shift (not to exceed three per week)

Make a Donation

UH Ahuja Medical Center accepts donations of new items such blankets, drawing & coloring supplies, playing cards, etc. for volunteers to share with our patients as well as items to share with our volunteers. Please contact us at 216-593-5850 or visit our Amazon Wishlist to purchase an item.

2024 Summer Program

The 2024 Summer Program is now full and the application is closed. Please check back in 2025 about the application for next summer. Thank you!

Observation Program

The observation program at UH Ahuja Medical Center gives individuals interested in career in healthcare the opportunity to shadow a UH Ahuja employee to learn more about the field.

For information, please contact: Ahuja Volunteer Services at AhujaVolunteerServices@UHhospitals.org or 216-593-5850.

Make an Appointment

Make an appointment with a medical professional at UH Ahuja Medical Center.