Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer at Inova Loudoun Hospital. We hope you will take time to learn more about our program, and the requirements of our volunteers. Information about our department, opportunities, and our application process is described below. Our goal is to assist you in finding a volunteer placement that you will enjoy at Inova Loudoun Hospital. We look forward to meeting you!

About Our Volunteers

Inova Loudoun hospital volunteers are adults and teenagers from the Northern Virginia and Loudoun County area. Each year our volunteers give thousands of hours of their time to our hospital, team members, patients and visitors. Volunteer Opportunities are available for those 16 years of age and older. Our volunteers support departments at our Lansdowne, Ashburn and Leesburg campuses. Volunteers assist team members, patients, visitors and families. Adult volunteers commit to one consistent volunteer shift per week for a minimum period of six months.

Opportunities Include:

  • Assisting with answering phones, helping to make copies, file, and assist with data entry and clerical support
  • Interacting with visitors, patients and guests; helping with directions; answering questions, providing information and helping in our gift shop
  • Helping in our clinical areas with stocking patient rooms with supplies, assisting with directions, speaking with patients, families, and visitors, and making kits for team members

Current service needs and availability are updated monthly in the interactive volunteer opportunities box below. Select the hamburger menu (three horizontal lines) to see assignments with openings at each of the hospital sites. By clicking the duties and times needed labels, you can view more details about the service area and the times we currently have openings.

Requirements to Become a Volunteer

  • Commit to one, 3-4 hour shift per week for a minimum of 6 months
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Complete and pass a background check
  • Complete two rounds of tuberculosis screening OR one tuberculosis blood test
  • Provide confirmation of receiving the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), Varicella (Chickenpox), Tdap for Pertussis (Whooping Cough) vaccines OR proof of immunity via titer
  • Receive a flu vaccine (if onboarding during flu season)
  • Attend an orientation session
  • Complete online training
 

Optional Information Meetings

To learn more about our program requirements and service area opportunities before applying, we welcome you to attend an information meeting. While not mandatory in order to participate as a volunteer, we highly recommend attending to make sure our program is a good fit for you.

Upcoming Application Windows

2024 High School and College Student Summer Program information will be posted in February 2024.

Applications are reviewed during designated windows throughout the calendar year.

Adult volunteers (18+ years) for Spiritual Care and the Riverside Gift Shop are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Please email loudounvolunteer@inova.org for more information.


Application Window: March 8 - 11, 2024 – Adult/College Students Only

  • Mandatory Meet and Greet via zoom: Thursday, March 14 at 10 a.m. or Friday, March 15 at 2 p.m.
  • Mandatory Volunteer Orientation consists of two parts:
    • Thursday, May 2 – 9 – 11 a.m.: Virtual Orientation
    • Thursday, May 2 – 1 – 3 p.m.: In-person orientation at Inova Loudoun Hospital
  • Registration will open at 8 a.m. on the first day and close at 4 p.m. on the last day
  • Registration Link
  • We’ll respond to all applications within 10 days of the close of registration

Have Questions?

Below are answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about adult volunteer opportunities at Inova Loudoun Hospital.

Frequently Asked Questions

What schedule preferences are you looking for in volunteers?

Our greatest needs are between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday - Friday. At this time, we have very few early morning, late evening and weekend shifts. The greater flexibility you have in your schedule, the more likely we will be able to accommodate you.

What if my availability doesn’t match where there is an opening?

The volunteer needs of the hospital change regularly. We encourage you to register again in the future.

Can I volunteer more than once a week?

Yes. After you start in your assignment area, speak with the Volunteer Services office regarding the need for additional volunteer support.

How long does it take to complete the requirements?

You’ll be given 4-6 weeks to complete all requirements.

When will I know my volunteer assignment?

We'll respond to all applications within 10 days of the close of registration.

What happens during the orientation?

You'll learn about the volunteering program at Inova Loudoun Hospital, receive your uniform, and be guided on a short tour of the hospital.

When will I start as a volunteer?

Within one week of attending the orientation.

Do you have volunteer opportunities as a NICU cuddler/baby rocker?

At this time we do not have volunteer opportunities for cuddlers/baby rockers in the NICU at Inova Loudoun Hospital.

I am looking for a job with Inova. Where can I find information?

Do you have any group volunteer opportunities?

The types of volunteer requests we receive from the hospital's various service areas do not lend themselves to group activities, so we cannot absorb group volunteers.

How do I donate items to the hospital? (books, magazines, toys, etc.)

Can I complete my LCPS Capstone Project through Inova Loudoun Volunteer Services?

Inova Loudoun Hospital only facilitates Capstone experiences that are clinical observerships and the Volunteer Services office does not oversee clinical observerships.

Can I complete clinical observation hours for my degree through Volunteer Services?

Volunteer Services at Inova Loudoun Hospital does not oversee clinical volunteering opportunities.

Volunteer Opportunities Take Place at Our Inova Loudoun Hospital Campuses: