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Volunteer Services
111 Brewster Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
P: (401) 729-2325
F: (401) 729-3896

Summer Youth Volunteer Program

As of April 26, 2016, Memorial Hospital is no longer accepting applications for the 2016 Summer Volunteer Program for high school students.

New Volunteer Opportunities

Memorial is offering several new volunteer opportunities. Would you like to dedicate an hour or two twice a week to sit with a patient during mealtime? Care to offer a relaxing hand massage to an anxious or worried patient? These are just a couple of the new patient centered positions we offer for qualified volunteer applicants.

Central Transportation

If you enjoy walking, this is the position for you. Assist staff by running errands to various departments throughout the hospital. Some wheelchair patient transport is possible. Volunteer must be able to walk and stand for long periods of time. It is important that candidates are able to follow directions and have good communication and people skills. Weekday morning and afternoon positions are available.

Gift Shop

Are you looking for, or do you have, retail experience? Our gift shop needs volunteers to assist customers, ring-up sales and help maintain a clean and welcoming store. Evening and weekend positions are available.

Emergency Department (E.D.) Volunteer

As an E.D. volunteer you are in important member of the team. One of your roles may be to act as a liaison, transporting patients to the treatment or registration area, escorting and directing family members and bringing patients to the discharge desk. Other opportunities are in the treatment areas, stocking cart supplies, helping to get treatment areas ready, and assisting staff with other non-clinical tasks. Day, evening and weekend opportunities are available. Applicants must be 18+ to apply for this position.


If you like to get up early and get going this is a great opportunity for you. Welcome and assist patients and visitors entering the main lobby. Assist with giving directions and/or personally escorting patients and visitors to their destination, sometimes via wheelchair. Occasionally you may be asked to help the information desk with a quick flower, newspaper or mail delivery.

Physical Medicine

Our physical and occupational therapists are looking for assistance with stocking supplies, maintaining treatment areas and providing general assistance with patients. Monday and Wednesday morning and afternoon opportunities are available.

Office and Clerical Worker

Volunteers are needed by various departments throughout the hospital to assemble packets, file, photocopy and assist with phone coverage. Positions and opportunities are available weekday mornings or afternoons and vary by department.

Benefits of Volunteering

As a volunteer you will meet new people and make new friends. You will enjoy the reward of knowing that you're making a difference. Volunteering is also a great way to gain experience and to build your credentials and references while exploring career options and helping your community.

Application Process

Once your application is received, it will be reviewed. If we have a volunteer opportunity that matches your needs and qualifications, you will be contacted to schedule a personal interview.

Once accepted into the program you will be instructed on how to receive immunization clearance by our Occupational Health Department and scheduled to attend a hospital orientation program. Once these are complete you are ready to begin volunteering!