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We appreciate the time, effort and care put forth by our volunteers. Learn more about joining our volunteer team.

Volunteers are an integral part of our team at HCA Houston Healthcare. They are committed members of the community who care about making a difference in the lives of others. By sharing their time and expertise, our dedicated volunteers help us deliver compassionate and high-quality care to our patients, families and visitors.

Volunteer opportunities

From working directly with patients to providing administrative support, we offer a wide array of volunteer opportunities to fit our volunteers’ schedules, abilities and interests.

Volunteer assignments may include:

  • Clerical services
  • Emergency department
  • Guest ambassador roles at registration and information desks
  • Greeter
  • Golf cart chauffer
  • Waiting or family room
  • Patient escorts

Volunteer programs and requirements

Adult volunteer program

Our adult volunteer program generally requires a commitment of at least one 4-hour shift per business week. Additionally, volunteers must:

  • Complete and submit a volunteer application
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Successfully pass a criminal background check and a healthcare check
  • Attend a mandatory orientation

VolunTEEN program

Our VolunTeen program offers young adults the opportunity to build new skills and be a positive change in their communities. The VolunTEEN program runs during the summer months, typically beginning in June and ending in August.

VolunTEEN requirements:

  • Complete and submit a volunteer application
  • Must be between 15 and 17 years old
  • Must be currently enrolled in school and in good standing
  • Successfully pass a criminal background check and a healthcare check
  • Attend a mandatory orientation

*HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood VolunTEEN applications for summer 2024 are now closed. We look forward to your application next year. 

*HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake and HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast's VolunTEEN programs are closed for summer 2024. We will provide an update when we resume accepting applications.

Volunteer benefits

We appreciate our volunteers for taking time out of their schedules to help our teams. Some benefits of volunteering may include:

  • Complimentary meals for each shift worked
  • Complimentary coffee in break room areas
  • Gift shop discounts
  • Invitations to hospital luncheons and celebrations
  • Complimentary volunteer shirt or jacket depending on volunteer role
  • Opportunity to meet new people and to develop new skills and interests

How to apply or for more information

At HCA Houston Healthcare, volunteers are given assignments based on their preferences, experience and availability, as well as open hospital opportunities. Volunteer schedules and opportunities will vary by hospital.

If you are interested in joining our volunteer family, please complete the interest form below and a member of the hospital's volunteer team will contact you with additional details about the application process.