Becoming a Volunteer


The Onboarding Process

Once you have been accepted into the Volunteer Program by submitting your application, attending an Informational Session and interviewing with the Volunteer Services Department, you need to complete the following to join our team:

Step 1

Collect current vaccinations from your physician or Health Services office (Immunization Record Form). Do not get additional vaccinations until Employee Health reviews your health records and contacts you for an appointment. 

  • If you are currently enrolled in a higher learning college or university, this can be done at your Health Services. 
  • If you are under 18, we ask that you see your physician. Co-payments may apply. 
  • If you are over 18 and not enrolled in a higher learning college or university, our Employee Health Department will make an appointment with you to give you additional vaccinations or titers needed at no cost. Please do not see your own physician due to the cost you will incur.
 Vaccination  Evidence Needed  Requirement
 Influenza   Vaccine required during flu season   only  Prior to volunteering and yearly in
 direct patient care areas  
 Measles, Mumps, Rubella  Vaccine or blood test  Prior to volunteering
 Varicella (Chickenpox)   Physician confirmed, disease or   vaccine   Prior to volunteering 
 Tdap (Adult Pertussis)   Vaccine required   Prior to volunteering 
 Tuberculosis Skin Test
 (must receive 2 to prevent false   negative interpretation) or TSpot 
 Negative testing in current calendar   year   Prior to volunteering 

Step 2

Review the 16-minute Orientation Video and take a short quiz. If you are unable to access our orientation video, please use the following PDF: Online Hospital Orientation

Step 3

Download and complete the following volunteer forms:

  1. Volunteer Information Sheet
  2. Availability Sheet
  3. Badge Request Form
  4. Reference Request

Make an appointment to schedule an in-person paperwork review session with the Front Desk Coordinator by contacting 401-788-3918 or volunteers@southcountyhealth.org.

What to expect during Paperwork Review?

  • Tour the hospital
  • Meet with Employee Health for vaccination approval
  • Submit forms downloaded from website
  • Take photo for your hospital issued badge
  • If you are over 18, you will receive an email request from CERTIPHI, which will initiate a background check. 

We welcome you to South County Health! If you have any questions or need assistance during your shift, contact the Patient Information Desk Staff at 401-788-1488 or contact Nadine McCauley, Manager of Volunteer Services, at 401-788-1982.