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New! Child Life Internship

Denver Health is currently accepting applications for a Child Life Internship in our Child Life department. Applicants should be in their final year of study in Child Life.

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 about 200-350 active volunteers throughout the year. With dozens of volunteer specialties available, adults and teenagers can donate time in the emergency department, pediatrics, urgent care and many more areas such as the following:

  • Adult Urgent Care Clinic
  • Cancer Resource Center
  • Emergency Department
  • Food Services
  • Information Desk
  • Laundry
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Newborns in Need
  • Off-site Clinics
  • Patient Transportation
  • Pediatrics
  • Perioperative Services
  • Pet, art, music and yoga therapy
  • Reach Out and Read
  • Volunteer Services

Please Note: We do not actively place volunteers in the Psychiatric Department unless you are a certified yoga, pet, music, or art therapist. We also do not have the Baby Rocker’s Program.

Volunteer Requirements

To become a volunteer, you must be at least 16 years old. Volunteers are asked to commit to two or more hours of service per week to complete 100 hours in a 6-12 month period. Volunteering is not recommended if you cannot have the same set time each week. You must also be able to attend orientation during business hours, pass a background check and complete a multi-step medical clearance with our Center for Occupational Safety and Health. It can typically take about six weeks to get through the process before you can start volunteering. Please refer to our volunteer services FAQs below for more information.

Apply To Become a Volunteer

We have moved to a paperless system and will no longer accept paper applications. Please fill out our Volunteer Application online to apply! We will contact you via email if you have been accepted.

We are currently looking for volunteers with weekday/daytime hours as well as clerical support volunteers.

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 am-4 pm. Outside of these hours, donations can be made at the main information desk in Pavilion A, 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. For information please email Sharon Mushkin or call (303) 602-2985.