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.
The college student summer-only program receives a high volume of interest and applicants. As a result, selection to the program is by lottery. Children of Inova team members, and returning and current volunteers, are exempt from the lottery but are required to register. Please return in March for details on the 2024 summer-only program.
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.
Registration Periods for 2023
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 orientation session 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 orientation session.
NOVEMBER Registration period: November 16 – 20, 2023
- Mandatory Meet and Greet via Zoom: Tuesday, November 28 (9 to 10 a.m) OR Wednesday, November 29 (4 to 5 p.m.)
- Mandatory Training Class: Friday, December 29 (9 a.m. to noon)
- Registration will open at 10 a.m. on the first day and close at 12 noon on the last day.
- Click Here to Apply
- We’ll respond to all applications within 10 days of the close of registration
Optional Information Meetings
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.
Note: all meetings are held via Zoom. https://inova.zoom.us/j/96526194242?pwd=OWdVWWNvVTJBMmNtdmg3ajE0L3FSdz09
- Wednesday, November 15, 2023 (10 to 11 a.m.)
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.