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.
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, visitors and staff navigate throughout the hospital or provide service to customers in the hospital’s gift shop.
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.
Adult volunteers are expected to contribute four hours per week for at least six months. The first step is to complete an application. Please call Volunteer Services for more information, 203-384-3330.
Academic Year Program (September - May)
College students may apply at any time during the academic year. They are expected to volunteer once a week for four hours for at least six months. The first step is to complete an application. Please call Volunteer Services for more information, 203-384-3330.
Summer Program (May - August)
The Summer College program requires a minimum nine-week commitment during the months of May-August, working at least six to eight hours per week. The program fills quickly and an interview is required. It is best to apply early so an interview can take place over winter or spring break. Please call Volunteer Services for more information, 203-384-3330.
High School Program
Bridgeport Hospital has a Summer High School volunteer program. The 2019 session is currently at capacity and enrollment is closed.