Volunteer at the UVM Medical Center

The University of Vermont Medical Center’s volunteer program is a coordinated and integrated effort to provide help to our healthcare professionals and supplemental care to our patients, thereby contributing to our mission of total patient care. The UVM Medical Center staff appreciates and encourages the teamwork of employees and volunteers in order to offer our patients and families the best possible services.

Volunteers are a vital part of our team and their work is an integral component of the care and services we provide. They contribute unique talents and skills to our patients, while also meeting new friends, learning skills, fulfilling educational and personal pursuits, and making valuable contributions to our hospital and the community we live in. The personal touch and special attention that volunteers provide to our patients, families and visitors is an essential part of the caregiving process.

The UVM Medical Center volunteer program, over 750 volunteers strong, contributes more than 90,000 hours of service annually.

View our current volunteer opportunitiesApply to be a volunteer at the UVM Medical Center.

Why Volunteer?

  • Lend a helping hand with warmth and compassion.
  • Give the gift of self.
  • Fulfill educational and personal pursuits.
  • Investigate career possibilities.
  • Make new friends.
  • Brighten someone's day.

Giving Back as a Volunteer

StoryCorps Della-Sloma  

Listen to the podcast of Julie Cohen Sloma, communications strategist (R), who speaks with Anna Deller about why she volunteers for the UVM Medical Center and her long history of volunteering for other Burlington-area organizations.

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Volunteers for Lobby Music

Do you play the flute, acoustic guitar or violin? The UVM Medical Center Arts Committee is looking for employees, volunteers and members of the community to perform in the ACC lobby for our Music in the Lobby program, which gives people a forum for musical expression and creates an inviting environment for our visitors.

For more information on Music in the Lobby or to audition, contact Margaret Laughlin at (802) 847-3166.

Contact The UVM Medical Center Volunteer Program

For more information about the UVM Medical Center volunteer program, contact the volunteer office at 802-847-3536 or apply to be a volunteer online.

How volunteering has impacted a couple of our volunteers:

"Small acts of kindness make a huge impact on patients and families." Barbara Walsh, volunteer

"It fills my heart to help." John Paul Lehto, volunteer