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How old do I have to be to volunteer?
You must be at least 15 years old to qualify for our teen program and 18 years old and older for our adult program.


Will volunteering help me secure a paid job at ORMC?

No, volunteering is not a means for employment. If you are looking for employment we ask that you secure a job prior to starting as a volunteer. This is because we ask for a minimum commitment of 6 months for adults and you are required to fulfill that commitment on the same day and time each week.

Can I begin volunteering tomorrow?
No, due to the sensitivity and intensity of issues encountered in a hospital we have an extensive screening process that includes:

• Criminal Background Check
• PPD test
• Drug/Alcohol Screening
• Interview and verification of 3 references

What if I am going on vacation or otherwise need to take time from my volunteering schedule?
We ask that you notify us in advance so an alternate can be assigned.

What are the benefits provided to the volunteer by the hospital?
 You are provided FREE reserved parking, a FREE meal up to $5.50 for each 4 hour shift that you work, a 10% discount at the ORMC gift shop, FREE flu shots, a membership to the ORH Wellness Center at the employee rate and discounts to area theme parks, restaurants and movie theaters. We also have two volunteer recognition events each year.

Do I have to wear a uniform?
Yes Khaki tan, black or white slacks (female) and khaki tan or black or dark blue slacks (male) are to be worn with the hospital provided polo shirt. Soft soled, closed toe shoes that are clean and free of damage are to be worn at all times. No hats. No jackets.
 
The polo is provided to you by the hospital and each volunteer is responsible for its care.

Can my spouse volunteer with me at the same time?
Yes.

Can I serve my court ordered community service hours at the hospital?
No, Orlando Health does not accept applications from those attempting to complete Court Ordered Community service hours.

Can I come in whenever I have the time to volunteer?
No, due to scheduling of staff and other volunteers a regular schedule is necessary. A minimum of one four hour shift on the same day and time each week is required.

I want to volunteer. What do I do now?
Submit a volunteer application and send it to:
Orlando Regional Medical Center
1414 Kuhl Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32806 - 2093
Attention Volunteer Services MP#83