Thank you for your interest in volunteering at UH Portage Medical Center!

Completing the online application form is the first step to becoming a volunteer. Once we receive your application, references you provide will be contacted by phone. NOTE: Teen applicants (15-17) submit the school recommendation/parental consent form instead of references (form can be downloaded from website and mailed/dropped off separately).  Please allow up to 14 days for us to contact and verify references.

After verifying references, we will contact you to arrange an interview. The interview is a time to talk about your interest in volunteers, skills and times you are available in order to determine whether a volunteer placement can be made.

If the interview results in volunteer placement, you will then complete these requirements:

1.Criminal Background Check and Photo: Volunteers 18 years and over are required to have a criminal background check through the hospital.  A headshot photo is also required for a volunteer I.D. badge. 

2.Health Requirement: Volunteers must comply with hospital health policies.  To make sure a person is free of active TB disease, a 2-step TB skin test is administered through the hospital's Health Clinic free of charge for volunteers (small charge for interns).  Applicants who had either a 2-step or blood draw TB test within the past six months can provide documentation to fulfill the requirement.  Volunteers are also required to have a flu vaccine in order to maintain active status during flu season.

3. Orientation: All new volunteers are required to complete either orientation class or self-study materials assigned.

4. Training: All new volunteers receive training either by staff in the department where you will serve or with trained volunteers.

We look forward to meeting with you and pursuing your interest in volunteering at UH Portage Medical Center.


UH Portage Medical Center Volunteer Services Department

(330) 297-2591

I Am Interested In:

Volunteer Category

Adult Volunteer:18 years and older

Teen Volunteer: Age 15 - 17

Dog Category is for Wags For Wellness dogs only.

Contact Information

Please submit your name, address, phone number and email so that we may contact you.

Background Information

Information is used only to help us get a better idea of the demographic make-up of our volunteers; completion of certain sections is optional.

Emergency Contact


ADULT (18 and older) Applicants: Please provide 2 adult references we can contact, NOT RELATED TO YOU, who have known you for a minimum of 1 year. (examples include supervisors, teachers, coaches, ministers, work references, or adult friends).

TEEN Volunteer (age 15 - 17 yrs):Print out and complete the School Recommendation/Parental Consent Form on our website's volunteer page.

References are contacted by phone so please provide best phone number/s to make contact with your references.

Personal History

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor?


Work Experience

Please list current or last employer, if applicable


Please indicate the days and times you would be available to volunteer.

Skills and Experience

Please check any special skills or interests that you feel could be incorporated into volunteer service.

Volunteer Experience

Please list your current or most recent volunteer experience, if applicable.

Please Read Carefully

Please read carefully & acknowledge below:

Qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

I understand that I will be expected to abide by all volunteer policies. I also understand that I am committed to serve a minimum of 50 hours within 1 year for a traditional volunteer position or minimum two visits per month for Wags For Wellness.

I understand the application, interview, background check, and placement process are required of all volunteer applicants and are in no way a contract of volunteer service or promise of future volunteer service. I understand I will be required to attend the volunteer orientation and complete a two-step TB screening (free of charge at the hospital).

I certify that the above information I have given on this application is true and complete. I authorize investigation of all statements contained in this application and understand that my giving false information is sufficient for my discharge, if accepted. Due to the nature of some volunteer positions, I authorize the companies, schools or persons named in this application to provide information regarding me and hereby release them from liability for issuing this information.

I understand that I may be required to participate in a criminal records check prior to my volunteer service. This background check is conducted to ascertain whether I have been convicted of certain crimes or violations which could disqualify me from eligibility for volunteer service. If I fail to provide the information necessary to complete the required forms, I will no longer be considered for volunteer service. My volunteer service at UH Portage Medical Center is contingent upon a records check that does not reveal any disqualifying offense(s). If I am accepted as a volunteer, my status will be conditional pending receipt of this information.

This organization is not obligated to provide a placement, nor am I obligated to accept the position offered.