Volunteer Opportunities

For more information about volunteering at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital, contact IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Volunteer Resources at 765.747.3274. You can also fill out an application and mail it to:

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Volunteer Resources
2401 University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47303

Complete the online Volunteer Resources Application.

Volunteer Services FAQs

Next Volunteer Orientation

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
4 pm - 6 pm
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Auditorium

Complete your application (above), return to volunteer resources one week prior to making a reservation to attend the orientation program.  Call 747.3274 to make a reservation.


Volunteers are men, women and teenagers from all walks of life. They are retirees, former patients, homemakers, husband-and-wife teams, professionals and students. And each one helps to enhance the services offered to patients, as well as augment our professional staff.

Opportunities to volunteer at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital are available in many areas:

  • Greeter desks
  • Patient Transport
  • Cuddler program
  • Hospice
  • Retail Opportunities—Gift Shop, Cancer Center Boutique
  • Clerical support
  • Special Services—Library of Life, Love and Laughter, Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy Services
  • IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Auxiliary- special service projects

Volunteers work in patient and non-patient areas, with placement made according to the volunteers' interests and the hospital's needs.

Would your community service group, church, or social club like to hear more about volunteer opportunities at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital? Please call us to schedule a volunteer services speaker for your next meeting at 765.747.3274.

Our Cuddler program is currently filled and we are not accepting applications at this time. We encourage you to join our volunteer program and become engaged in other areas in need of assistance.

Teen Volunteer Program Requirements

Students applying to become teen volunteers must:

  • be in good standing with his or her school.  (Home-schooled teens may obtain alternate letters of reference from individuals who are able to speak to the student’s leadership, character and abilities.)
  • have or maintain B or higher grade point average.
  • attend orientation and participate in two full days of on-the-job training as required. Training is required to be done two consecutive days from 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday-Friday once the teen volunteer has attended orientation and met all health requirements.
  • complete a volunteer application (link above) or obtain one from your guidance counselor office.
  • obtain letter of reference from guidance counselor, coach or employer.
  • submit  Application & Letter of Reference.
  • make a reservation to attend the Volunteer Orientation. Schedule two consecutive eight hour days of on the job training.
  • provide a copy of all immunizations to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital’s Employee Health Services Department and make arrangements with Employee Health Services to obtain your two TB skin tests.  (Parent(s) or guardian must be present if IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is administering your child’s TB skin test. The phone number to schedule your appointment is 765.747.3458)
  • teen volunteers must make a 12 month commitment to the volunteer program, by scheduling to work a minimum of four to eight hours each month.

Due to the extension in days of numerous schools' academic calendars and the early start period for the same schools, we will be limiting our program to only students who can make a 12 month commitment to our program.

Volunteering Frequently Asked Questions

When do volunteers work?
Volunteers are needed seven days a week, mornings, afternoons and evenings, but they usually work once or twice a week, three to four hours at a time.

How will I know what to do?
All new volunteers go through an interview process and a half-day orientation to familiarize themselves with IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital and the operations of Volunteer Resources. In addition, volunteers must meet certain health specifications. This is explained in orientation.

What do you receive for volunteering?
In addition to the personal satisfaction volunteers receive through their work, Volunteer Resources sponsors a formal recognition program.