Volunteer activity is suspended
With the continued concern regarding the COVID-19 virus, our utmost responsibility as a healthcare system is to keep our patients, employees, volunteers and visitors safe.
Effective March 9, 2020, volunteer support across the Yale New Haven Health System, including Bridgeport Hospital, has been suspended.
We will update this page as soon as the volunteer restriction is lifted.
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
The 2020 Bridgeport Hospital Summer High School Volunteer Program runs from June 22 to Aug. 14.
If you are interested in the program, begin by downloading an application packet, which includes background information and steps for applying. Attendance at one group interview session is required; they are scheduled for the following dates.
- Saturday, March 21, 10 am - noon, Bridgeport Campus
- Wednesday, March 25, 4 - 6 pm, Bridgeport Campus
- Tuesday, March 31, 5 - 7 pm, Milford Campus
- Thursday, April 2, 4 - 6 pm, Bridgeport Campus
- Tuesday, April 7, 1 - 3 pm, Milford Campus
To register for a group interview session, call 888-357-2396 and select 1.