Volunteer Opportunities

If you’re looking for a volunteer opportunity in the Chicago area, consider volunteering at Westlake Hospital. Here, dedicated and loyal volunteers help fulfill our mission of service to the community. Hospital volunteers have many very important assignments, from working in the Gift Shop to delivering mail.

Our volunteers include husbands and wives, mothers and daughters, senior citizens and medical volunteers, too. People of all ages find great satisfaction in donating their time and expertise. Many have formed lasting friendships with other volunteers, patients, and staff members.

If you are interested in applying, please fill out a Volunteer Application and turn it in at the Hospital Front Desk.

Volunteer Positions

Westlake Hospital is always looking for more volunteers to share their talents and experience here in our community. Volunteer positions include:

  • Gift Shop clerk
  • Surgical hostess in Same-Day Surgery
  • Clerical assistant (several departments)
  • Emergency Room liaison
  • Information Desk assistant
  • Patient greeter
  • Community Health and Education Screening assistant
  • Admitting assistant
  • Patient transporter

Special arrangements can be made if you would like to work in another area of the hospital not listed here. Day and night shifts are available. All active volunteers who work a three- to four-hour shift through meal times receive free meals from our cafeteria.

Volunteers also receive special invitations to the hospital's Annual Christmas Dinner, Volunteer Recognition Dinner, and Picnic. Volunteers must be 16 and over (16- to 18-year-olds need parental consent).

Learn More

Volunteer Orientation Information