Thank you for your interest in volunteering! Inova Fairfax Medical Campus offers many volunteer opportunities including patient support, staff support and retail assignments.
Please note: Volunteer Services is not affiliated with any intern/shadowing programs at Inova. For more information on those opportunities, visit the Clinical Education & Research website.
We have two different college student programs designed to accommodate students who have availability during the summer only and those with availability year-round.
- Summer Only
Summer-Only College Student Volunteer Program
Registration, lottery and training info.
Due to the interest in our summer program, selection is by lottery. As a benefit of Inova employment, children of Inova employees are exempt from the lottery. Students returning from previous summer sessions are also exempt.
- Review the details below and decide if the summer session will work with your schedule.
- Register by clicking here between 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 and 11:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, 2020.
IMPORTANT DATES: Summer-Only College Student Volunteer Program
- Lottery Registration: Opens Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 10 a.m. and closes Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 11:45 p.m
- Lottery Selection: Friday, April 10, 2020
Notification will be made via email on April 10, 2020 by 8 p.m.
Mandatory Information Meeting and Training Class: Thurs., May 21, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon); attendance is required.
Session Dates: May 26 – August 9, 2020
Commitment: Commit to serving one, 3-4 hour shift per week
Year-Round College Student Volunteer Program
If you are available to commit to one, 3-4 hour shift per week for the duration of the fall and/or spring semester, and are able to meet the requirements listed above, we welcome your application.
Greatest need areas include Gift Shops, Treasure Trove shops, patient support services and clerical assignments.
Applications are reviewed during designated registration periods throughout the calendar year.
Applications are reviewed during designated registration periods throughout the calendar year. Before applying, please be sure you’ll be available to attend the corresponding mandatory training class and meet the attendance requirement of serving one, 3-4 hour shift per week for a minimum of six months. You’ll begin volunteering within one week of the training class.
Registration will open at 10 a.m. on the first day and close at 12 p.m. (noon) on the last day.
We’ll respond to all applications within 10 days of the close of registration.
Registration open: January 14 – 22, 2020
Mandatory training class: March 3, 2020, 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Registration open: April 7 – 15, 2020
Mandatory training class: May 21, 2020, 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Registration open: April 28 – May 6, 2020
Mandatory training class: June 11, 2020, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Registration open: June 2 – June 10, 2020
Mandatory training class: July 17, 2020, 9 to 11:30 a.m.
More dates to come.
Optional Information Meetings
See dates and times
To learn more about our program requirements and service area opportunities before applying, we welcome you to attend an information meeting. While not mandatory in order to participate as a volunteer, we highly recommend attending to make sure our program is a good fit for you.
- Tues., May 5, 2020
- Tues., July 21, 2020
All information meetings will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Physicians Conference Center on the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. Look for the Meeting Room on the street level of the center. Get directions & parking info.
Current service needs and availability are updated monthly and may be viewed below. You’ll have the opportunity to indicate your availability and service area preference on your application.