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Frequently Asked Questions About Volunteering at Inova Loudoun Hospital

How Old Do I Need to Be a Volunteer?

Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.

What Is the Time Commitment to Be a Volunteer?

This is a long-term opportunity and volunteers agree to come in for a consistent weekly shift in their designated department for a minimum of six months.

Can I Volunteer More Than Once a Week?

Volunteers begin with one shift per week. If you show your reliability and commitment than you may sign up for additional shifts.

How Long Does the Application Process Take?

The application process takes approximately four to six weeks to complete all requirements.

When Will I Hear from the Volunteer Services Department About My Application?

Once Volunteer Services has received your application and it has been reviewed, you will be contacted via email regarding the second step of the application process.

I Need to Fulfill School Service Hours for My School but Cannot Make a Weekly Commitment. Can I Still Volunteer?

No, we require a weekly commitment.

Do You Have a Summer Volunteer Program?

No, we currently only offer long-term volunteer opportunities (volunteers must be able to commit to a minimum of one shift per week for a period of six continuous months).

Can I Shadow a Nurse or a Doctor as a Volunteer?

Do You Have Baby Rocking Volunteer Opportunities?

No, we do not have baby rocking volunteer opportunities at Inova Loudoun Hospital.

I Have Been Ordered by the Courts to Perform Community Service. Do You Offer Opportunities for Court-Mandated Service?

No, we do not offer volunteer opportunities for court-ordered service.

What Is Help at Inova Loudoun Hospital and How Can I Volunteer?

The Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) works to improve the hospital experience by preventing delirium and functional decline in older patients. HELP volunteers visit patients three times a day, seven days a week at no charge. We work closely with nurses and physicians to support patients 70 years and older who have some risk factors for delirium or function/cognitive decline. If you're interested in volunteering for this particular program, please contact James Worfolk, james.worfolk@inova.org or 703-858-6547.