Volunteer at the UVM Medical Center

Volunteer placement is currently limited. We are accepting and processing volunteer applications on a case-by-case basis.

Welcome to the UVM Medical Center and thanks for your interest in joining our Volunteer Services Department.

We encourage the teamwork of employees and volunteers in order to offer our patients the best service possible. Volunteers contribute unique talents and skills infused with direct knowledge of our community. The personal touch that volunteers provide to our patients, families, visitors and staff is an essential part of the caregiving process.

You must be at least 17 years old to volunteer, and be able to commit to 3-4 hours on a consistently weekly basis for a period of at least 6 months.

View examples of volunteer opportunities.

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.
  • Contribute to the wellbeing of the community.

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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Contact The UVM Medical Center Volunteer Program

For more information about the UVM Medical Center volunteer program, please send an email to our UVMMC volunteer coordinator, Judy [dot] Sherryatuvmhealth [dot] org (Judy Sherry).

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