How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Denver Health! Our volunteers play an important role in serving our patients, visitors and staff and we appreciate your interest.

Below are the steps needed to become a volunteer at Denver Health. All volunteers must be 16 years or older to apply.

Step One

Fill out a formal application.

Step Two

Once your application is submitted, you will be sent instructions to complete a virtual meet-and-greet interview. After your interview, information on how to complete the following will be provided.

Step Three

Visit our COSH Medical Center for a medical screening to ensure your immunizations are up-to-date. Volunteers must have the following vaccines:

  • 2 Doses of MMR and Varicella
  • Hepatitis B AntibodyT
  • Tdap within the past 10 years
  • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
  • Complete a TB test

If you do not have your immunization records or are missing immunizations, COSH will provide titer tests and assist you in fulfilling the required immunizations.

Step Four

Complete the mandatory online training modules, review the Denver Health Volunteer Handbook, and sign the necessary forms.

Step Five

Complete a background check (All volunteers must have a social security number to complete this step.) * If you are under 18, you will skip this step.

Step Six

Once steps 1-5 are complete, you will be scheduled for an in-person tour at Denver Health where you will receive your badge & volunteer uniform shirt.

Step Seven

Start volunteering!


Frequently Asked Questions about Denver Health Volunteer Services

How long does the process take?

Depending on the role, this process can take a month or longer to complete. To speed the process, it is helpful to gather your immunization records before your medical screening appointment. It is also helpful to gather the addresses and dates where you have resided and worked for the last 5 years to quickly and easily complete the background screening forms.

What is the minimum age to volunteer?

All volunteers must be 16 years of age or older to apply. Not all volunteer positions are available for volunteers under age 18 due to hospital regulations.

What hours can I volunteer?

Many departments have availability from 8AM through 8PM every day. Most shifts are 4 hours, such as 8AM-Noon, Noon-4, 4PM-8PM, though some specialty roles have different availability.

Does Denver Health allow job shadowing/internships?

Our job shadowing and educational internship programs are managed by our Office of Education.

Does Denver Health accept Clinical Volunteers?

Clinical Volunteers are managed by our Medical Staffing Office at 303-602-2715.

Will volunteering help me get a job at Denver Health?

Volunteer Services is not associated with Human Resources. To find out about job opportunities, please visit Denver Health Careers.

Are there any short term volunteer opportunities?

Yes, Denver Health offers several different short term volunteer opportunities.

Can I complete court-ordered hours at DH?

No, Denver Health cannot sign off on court-ordered community service.

Is there any cost associated with becoming a volunteer at Denver Health?

There is a one-time fee of $20 for the polo shirt that is part of the uniform for all Denver Health volunteers.

Are there any group volunteer opportunities?

Yes! For small groups, we have a variety of volunteer opportunities, including packing bags for our Newborns in Need program. Most packing sessions last 2 hours and can be scheduled by contacting Sharon Mushkin at or 303-602-2985. For large groups or corporate events, please contact Volunteer Services at 303-602-2926 or