Requirements to Become a Volunteer
- Commit to one, 3-4 hour shift per week for a minimum of 6 months (unless participating in the summer-only program, will need to commit to all dates outline in each session; no alternative dates offered)
- Be at least 15 years of age on or before the start date of the session you’re registering for (for involvement in the High School programs); Be at least 18 years of age (for involvement in the College and Adult programs)
- We ask that all communication come directly from the student
- Complete and pass a background check
- Complete two rounds of tuberculosis screening OR one tuberculosis blood test
- Provide confirmation of receiving the COVID-19 vaccination and COVID-19 booster
- Provide confirmation of receiving the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), Varicella (Chickenpox), Tdap for Pertussis (Whooping Cough) vaccines OR proof of immunity via titer
- Receive a flu vaccine (if onboarding during flu season)
- Take online training
- Attend new volunteer orientation
Annual Volunteer Requirements
- Receive a flu vaccine during flu season (provided free of charge to all active volunteers through our Team Member Health Office)
- Complete annual online volunteer safety training
Year-Round Application Periods
Scheduling needs and applications for the 2022 fall programs are not finalized - please continue to check this website for updates. Our application will be available at a later date.
Steps in the Volunteering Process
1. Attend an Information Meeting
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 will be held via Zoom. Registration is required in advance and will open 30 days prior to the information meeting at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RM59HVM
- Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 2 - 3 p.m.
- Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 10 - 11 a.m.
- Thursday, January 19, 2023, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
2. Complete an Application
After review of your application, the Volunteer Services Department will notify you by email regarding the second step of the application process.
This application and onboarding process consists of several steps, including screenings and training sessions, to ensure that volunteering at Inova Loudoun Hospital will be a good fit for you and for the hospital. This process is also to ensure that you meet the HIPAA and compliance regulations as a hospital volunteer. Inova Loudoun Hospital's onboarding process takes approximately four to six weeks. You will only move to the next step of the process if you have successfully cleared the previous step.
If you decide through this process that for any reason volunteering at Inova Loudoun Hospital is not a good fit for you, you may opt-out of the onboarding process by notifying the volunteer manager.
3. Informational Interview
All volunteers that have successfully cleared the application process will be invited to the volunteer offices for an informational interview to learn the history and mission of Inova Loudoun Hospital, review their application and interests, be informed of the next steps of the process, obtain the appropriate paperwork, and go over any questions that the applicant may have.
All volunteers are required to participate in an online New Volunteer Orientation prior to starting their volunteer responsibilities.
You will learn in detail about the requirements for volunteering, as well as hospital policies, safety procedures, patient confidentiality, infection control and standards of behavior.
5. Health Requirements
See "Requirements to Become a Volunteer" section. Volunteers will receive further information during the informational interview regarding these requirements.
6. Placement Interview
Following the successful completion of orientation you will schedule a placement interview with the Volunteer Services Department manager. During this interview you will review the policies outlined in orientation, receive confirmation of your department and volunteer position, review training procedures and how to record volunteer hours, and obtain your hospital ID badge and uniform shirt.
7. Position-Specific Training
Each placement has a distinct training and start-up procedure. You will be required to attend an in-person, department-specific orientation prior to, or on your first shift, to train with a seasoned volunteer or staff member to learn needed skills in the department.
8. Begin Volunteering!
As an Inova Loudoun Hospital volunteer you will have a regular volunteer shift in your department each week. You are now an important part of that department's team and they depend on you to help make our patients experience a great one! If you find you need to change your schedule due to school, work or other reasons, please work with the volunteer manager on your schedule change. This may require training in a new department depending on availability.