Volunteer at IU Health Ball Memorial

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

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

  • Guest relations transport
  • Patient transport
  • Cuddler program - Must complete 6-month volunteer service in another area prior to becoming a cuddler
  • Hospice
  • Retail opportunities - gift shop, cancer center boutique
  • Clerical support
  • Special services - spiritual care and chaplaincy services
  • Community ambassadors engage in at-home projects like sewing, knitting, crocheting, making donations of toys, gifts, cards, books, and magazine subscriptions, as well as represent the Volunteer Program at health fairs and other community outreach engagements.

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 IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital volunteer opportunities? Please call us to schedule a volunteer services speaker for your next meeting.

To get started:

For more information about volunteering at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, contact Volunteer Resources at 765.747.3274.

Opportunities

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

  • Guest relations transport
  • Patient transport
  • Cuddler program - Must complete 6-month volunteer service in another area prior to becoming a cuddler
  • Hospice
  • Retail opportunities - gift shop, cancer center boutique
  • Clerical support
  • Special services - spiritual care and chaplaincy services
  • Community ambassadors engage in at-home projects like sewing, knitting, crocheting, making donations of toys, gifts, cards, books, and magazine subscriptions, as well as represent the Volunteer Program at health fairs and other community outreach engagements.

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 IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital volunteer opportunities? Please call us to schedule a volunteer services speaker for your next meeting.

To get started:

For more information about volunteering at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, contact Volunteer Resources at 765.747.3274.

To be part of the volunteer program at IU Health Ball, college and teen applicants should be willing to make a 6-month commitment to the program - meeting a minimum of 96 hours of service. Teen volunteers must be 16 years or older and currently enrolled in high school or show proof of homeschooling. College and teen volunteers will be placed as is appropriate for their skill set and major.

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.
  • Obtain a letter of reference from a guidance counselor, coach, or employer.
  • Complete a volunteer application and submit along with a letter of reference.
  • Provide a copy of all immunizations to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital’s Employee Health Services Department and plan 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)
  • Schedule an orientation with the volunteer leader.

    Please note:

    • 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. Those under the age of 18 will not be permitted to volunteer in patient contact areas.
      • 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 the program.

    College & Teen Volunteer Program Requirements

    To be part of the volunteer program at IU Health Ball, college and teen applicants should be willing to make a 6-month commitment to the program - meeting a minimum of 96 hours of service. Teen volunteers must be 16 years or older and currently enrolled in high school or show proof of homeschooling. College and teen volunteers will be placed as is appropriate for their skill set and major.

    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.
    • Obtain a letter of reference from a guidance counselor, coach, or employer.
    • Complete a volunteer application and submit along with a letter of reference.
    • Provide a copy of all immunizations to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital’s Employee Health Services Department and plan 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)
    • Schedule an orientation with the volunteer leader.

      Please note:

      • 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. Those under the age of 18 will not be permitted to volunteer in patient contact areas.
        • 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 the program.

      Are there any specific health requirements that must be met to volunteer?

      Besides attending a required Orientation candidates interested in becoming hospital volunteers must meet the following health requirements for volunteering:

      • Proof of two TB skin tests done within the past 6 months
      • Proof of immunization history and an annual influenza vaccine
        • Individuals who are not able to provide immunization history will agree to a blood draw to profile all titers.

      When do volunteers work?

      Volunteers are needed seven days a week, in the 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 are thoroughly onboarded through the volunteer resources office as well as partnering with an assigned service area that will appoint a trainer.

      What do you receive for volunteering?

      In addition to the personal satisfaction volunteers receive through their work, Volunteer Resources sponsors a formal recognition program.

      Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions

      Are there any specific health requirements that must be met to volunteer?

      Besides attending a required Orientation candidates interested in becoming hospital volunteers must meet the following health requirements for volunteering:

      • Proof of two TB skin tests done within the past 6 months
      • Proof of immunization history and an annual influenza vaccine
        • Individuals who are not able to provide immunization history will agree to a blood draw to profile all titers.

      When do volunteers work?

      Volunteers are needed seven days a week, in the 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 are thoroughly onboarded through the volunteer resources office as well as partnering with an assigned service area that will appoint a trainer.

      What do you receive for volunteering?

      In addition to the personal satisfaction volunteers receive through their work, Volunteer Resources sponsors a formal recognition program.