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Bridgeport Hospital’s Volunteer Program provides a rewarding opportunity for individuals over the age of 15. Volunteers generally contribute a minimum of four hours a week for at least six months. There are a variety of volunteer roles to fit individual time schedules, abilities and interests. Volunteers may work directly with patients or choose to work behind the scenes.

Please be aware that all volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID as well as masked while in the building.

Volunteer Opportunities

Behind the Scenes: Volunteers who are placed in a behind the scenes assignment assist staff with clerical duties, deliveries and light computer work.

Customer Service: Volunteers in a customer service position assist patients and visitors in navigating throughout the hospital or providing service to customers in the hospital’s gift shops.

Patient Support: Volunteers placed in a patient support assignment provide assistance to patients and staff in clinic as well as inpatient areas. Assignments may vary between moderate or intense patient support.

Special opportunities

Pet Therapy: We are seeking Pet Therapy teams to provide comfort and support to patients and staff. Dogs must be at least one year old and registered with an accredited pet therapy organization. Please contact Lisa Fimbers at 203-301-1062 for more information.

Offsite at Milford Urgent Care Center: Volunteers provide both customer service and behind the scenes support as they greet and direct patients as well as stock supplies and perform clerical tasks. 


Volunteer Programs

Community Volunteers

Adult volunteers are asked to contribute four hours per week for at least six months. Please fill out the online Volunteer Application or call Volunteer Services for more information, 203-301-1062 or 203-384-3330. Thank you for your interest!

College Program

Academic Year Program (September - May)  

College students are expected to volunteer once a week for four hours for at least six months. You may fill out the online Volunteer Application or call Volunteer Services for more information, (203) 301-1062 or (203) 384-3330. 

Summer Program (May - August)

The Summer College program requires a minimum nine-week commitment during the months of May-August, working twice a week for 3-4 hours. You may fill out the online Volunteer Application or call Volunteer Services for more information, (203) 301-1062 or (203) 384-3330. 

High School Program 

2023 Summer High School Volunteer Program

This summer we are pleased to offer two, 4-week sessions. Note the following requirements:

  • Students must be at least 15 years of age and fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including the booster.  
  • Students must be able to commit to one of the 4-week sessions. Session dates are:
    • Session 1: Monday, June 19- Thursday, July 13, 2023
    • Session 2: Monday, July 17 - Thursday, Aug. 10, 2023
  • Commitment is two days each week (Monday-Thursday) 9 am-3 pm for the entire 4-week session.

Applicants must participate in a virtual group interview session. During the group interview, staff will get to know each student and will discuss hospital policies, procedures, and program expectations. The interview will last approximately 2 hours. Please note that interview slots fill up quickly. A limited number of spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

How to register for a group interview

Follow one of the links below to register for a virtual interview/information session:

Once your registration is confirmed, the volunteer application packet will be emailed to you within 1-2 business days.


H.O.P.E. Program

The H.O.P.E. (Having an Opportunity to Prepare for Employment) Program is a job-skills training program for community residents. Participants become YNHH volunteers, enroll in a variety of training opportunities and serve in numerous capacities throughout the health system as they prepare to re-enter the workforce. Please take the first step by completing this application and submitting to the email address or fax number or mailing to the address listed on the application. 

pdf H.O.P.E. Program application (fillable PDF)

Become a Volunteer at Bridgeport Hospital

If you are interested in becoming part of this dedicated and highly respected Bridgeport Hospital team, please contact Volunteer Services, 203-301-1062 or 203-384-3330, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm.

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