Volunteer at IU Health North

Notice: Our volunteer program is currently suspended due to COVID-19. We will post here when we are able to continue.

Volunteers are an important part of Indiana University Health North Hospital and help us achieve our mission of providing exceptional care. It is not necessary for you to have worked or volunteered in a healthcare setting before. You only need a passion to serve others and a commitment to helping IU Health North Hospital make each and every guest's visit exceptional.

Participating in the care of others requires a special commitment to providing impeccable service and creating an experience our guests will not forget. As an integral part of IU Health North Hospital, all volunteers must be aware of our culture of service and our passionate commitment to exceeding the expectations of those we serve. This commitment is strengthened through our values: Purpose, Compassion, Excellence & Team.

Our Culture of Service

Participating in the care of others requires a special commitment to providing impeccable service and creating an experience our guests will not forget. As an integral part of IU Health North Hospital, all volunteers must be aware of our culture of service and our passionate commitment to exceeding the expectations of those we serve. This commitment is strengthened through our values: Purpose, Compassion, Excellence & Team.

Traditional Volunteers

Anyone 18 or older and not in school is considered a traditional volunteer. Traditional volunteers usually serve one three-hour shift per week, but some assignments have four-hour shifts. New volunteers must commit to at least a six-month assignment, although many of our volunteers have been dedicating their time to our patients for years.

Student Volunteers

Student volunteers are age 16-18 and in high school or 18 and over and in college. Students under age 18 may only volunteer in nonclinical areas. There are limited year-round shifts that are after school to 6 p.m. or weekends.

Any student wanting to volunteer just during the summer must commit to serving at least 72 total hours. Students can complete the 72-hour commitment by serving one shift per day or combine two shifts in a day during the summer. Please note that positions are limited and not all applicants can be placed.

Team Member Volunteers

Full-time, part-time and supplemental team members of IU Health who have an interest in volunteering for IU Health North Hospital outside of their normal work hours and department should contact us for more information at 317.688.2927.

Our Volunteers

Traditional Volunteers

Anyone 18 or older and not in school is considered a traditional volunteer. Traditional volunteers usually serve one three-hour shift per week, but some assignments have four-hour shifts. New volunteers must commit to at least a six-month assignment, although many of our volunteers have been dedicating their time to our patients for years.

Student Volunteers

Student volunteers are age 16-18 and in high school or 18 and over and in college. Students under age 18 may only volunteer in nonclinical areas. There are limited year-round shifts that are after school to 6 p.m. or weekends.

Any student wanting to volunteer just during the summer must commit to serving at least 72 total hours. Students can complete the 72-hour commitment by serving one shift per day or combine two shifts in a day during the summer. Please note that positions are limited and not all applicants can be placed.

Team Member Volunteers

Full-time, part-time and supplemental team members of IU Health who have an interest in volunteering for IU Health North Hospital outside of their normal work hours and department should contact us for more information at 317.688.2927.

Most volunteer positions at IU Health North Hospital require a minimum six-month commitment (minus family vacations, illness or other special situations) unless otherwise noted. We assign volunteers to a specific department, day and time to allow relationship building between team members and volunteers. We work to match volunteer interests with the needs of the hospital and patients.

Volunteers Serve These Departments

Here are just a few of the departments that have volunteers; however, not all departments have current openings:

  • Administration
  • Guest Ambassadors at the welcome desk, surgery waiting & cancer center
  • Endoscopy
  • PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit)
  • Emergency Department

    Your Commitment

    Most volunteer positions at IU Health North Hospital require a minimum six-month commitment (minus family vacations, illness or other special situations) unless otherwise noted. We assign volunteers to a specific department, day and time to allow relationship building between team members and volunteers. We work to match volunteer interests with the needs of the hospital and patients.

    Volunteers Serve These Departments

    Here are just a few of the departments that have volunteers; however, not all departments have current openings:

    • Administration
    • Guest Ambassadors at the welcome desk, surgery waiting & cancer center
    • Endoscopy
    • PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit)
    • Emergency Department

      What You Need to Know

      If you are interested in volunteering at IU Health North Hospital:

      • Complete the online application
      • Attend an orientation session
      • Complete an interview
      • Complete and pass a background check
      • Complete a health assessment (which may include a drug screen)
      • Have two TB tests return negative
      • Complete assignment and safety training
      • All volunteers are required to get a flu vaccination to serve during flu season.
      • The ability to volunteer is contingent upon the successful completion of all components of the volunteer application process.

      *Please note: You will be required to enter your social security number during the background screening process. Background checks are conducted by a third-party service.

      The Application Process

      What You Need to Know

      If you are interested in volunteering at IU Health North Hospital:

      • Complete the online application
      • Attend an orientation session
      • Complete an interview
      • Complete and pass a background check
      • Complete a health assessment (which may include a drug screen)
      • Have two TB tests return negative
      • Complete assignment and safety training
      • All volunteers are required to get a flu vaccination to serve during flu season.
      • The ability to volunteer is contingent upon the successful completion of all components of the volunteer application process.

      *Please note: You will be required to enter your social security number during the background screening process. Background checks are conducted by a third-party service.

      If you have questions or would like more information about volunteering, please contact us at 317.688.2927 or speitz@iuhealth.org.

      We look forward to hearing from you.

      For More Information

      If you have questions or would like more information about volunteering, please contact us at 317.688.2927 or speitz@iuhealth.org.

      We look forward to hearing from you.