Become a Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Tampa General Hospital.

Volunteers who donate their time and share their talents with Tampa General Hospital play a significant role in the experience of our patients and families. We appreciate the dedicated, compassionate and conscientious service they provide to patients, visitors, TGH staff and medical professionals. Our volunteers provide non-medical comfort and care to patients and assist hospital departments.

Program Requirements:

  • Commitment to one 3-4 hour service shift per week for a minimum of six consecutive months*
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • A sincere interest in helping others in a caring, compassionate and dedicated manner
  • If selected, commitment to complete a health screening, drug test, background check, and orientation.
  • Professional and positive attitude with the ability to accept supervision graciously

*College student commitment excludes time during school breaks

Benefits of Volunteering at TGH include:

  • Free parking
  • $7.50 hospital cafeteria credit toward your meal during your volunteer shift
  • Free flu shot
  • Free annual cholesterol screening
  • Eligibility to use the TGH Health and Wellness Center ($65/year)
  • Free TB testing
  • Recognition and service award events
  • Volunteers are members of the TGH family, and are invited to participate in hospital events, including holiday celebrations and discounted ticket sales

Application Process

To apply to become a TGH Volunteer, please complete the following.

Step 1: Complete the online TGH Volunteer Application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Step 2:  Download the reference form and have the person providing the recommendation send it directly to volunteer@tgh.org.  Please note that references cannot be from friends or family.

Once all materials are received (application and one reference form) they will be reviewed on the first Monday of every month. After the review is complete, applicants will receive an email notification of their status within 7-10 business days.

Due to the high volume of volunteer applicants, we are unable to accept every applicant and are only recruiting for areas listed on the online application. If you have any questions, please email volunteer@tgh.org.

Thank you, again for your interest in volunteering with us at Tampa General Hospital.