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Contact Volunteer Services
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm
777 Bannock, MC 0254
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 602-2926

For Information Regarding
Group Opportunities
Laurel Ris (303) 602-2964

Volunteer Opportunities

The Denver Health volunteer program began in 1935 to help Denver Health to fulfill its threefold goal of patient care, education and research. The role of the volunteer is to supplement the professional staff, thereby freeing time to provide the best medical, nursing and support services to patients. Volunteers add the extra dimensions of empathy, sensitivity, warmth and friendliness to ease and brighten a patient's hospital stay or clinic visit.

Denver Health has 240 volunteers who donate more than 35,000 hours every year. With more than 35 different volunteer specialties available, adults and teenagers can donate time in the emergency department, pediatrics, the gift shop and many more areas, such as the following: 

  • Emergency Department
  • Cancer Resource Center
  • Information Desk
  • Food Services
  • Laundry
  • Gift Shop
  • Pediatrics
  • Adult Urgent Care Clinic
  • Medical Interpreters
  • Newborns in Need
  • Reach Out and Read
  • Patient Transportation
  • Pastoral Care
  • Eastside Health Clinic
  • School Based Health Centers
  • Admit/Discharge Unit
  • Public Health
  • Volunteer Services

Volunteer Requirements

To become a volunteer, you must be 16 years of age or older. Volunteers are asked to commit to four hours of service per week for at least six months.

Apply To Become a Volunteer

Please complete the appropriate volunteer application to to be considered for a volunteer position. *Please note, Volunteer Services will only communicate directly with volunteer applicant.*

Please submit application materials via email to or via fax to: (303) 602-2927

Donations Needed

Donations are accepted in the volunteer office, located in the Volunteer and Patient Services Zone on the first floor of Pavilion C, Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Outside of these hours, donations can be made at the information desk near the hospital's main entrance.

Newborns In Need

Denver Health's Newborns in Need program comes to the rescue for expecting families who are struggling to make ends meet. Thanks to generous donors and volunteers, we collect thousands of new baby items to fill our “Warm Welcome” bags that are given to new moms and dads who really need and appreciate this extra help. Learn more about volunteering and donating to Newborns In Need.