Become a volunteer at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital - help us care for the community.  Give the valuable gift of your time and have the reward of helping others in need.

Contact Us

OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital
Volunteer Services
3545 Olentangy River Road, Suite 114
Columbus, OH 43214

Phone: (614) 566-5313
Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Weekends 8:30 am to 4:00 pm


In your email, please indicate during which shift you desire to volunteer: Day (M-F 8a-3:00p); Evening (M-F 3-8:30p) or Weekends (8:30a - 8:30p). Also note whether you are an adult or a teen. Teen shifts are limited to 5 hours a day. Sorry, but we do not accept volunteers for summer breaks, holidays-only or episodic volunteering. Thank you. 

Explore Volunteer Opportunities at Riverside Methodist

We have many opportunities available in many different areas of the hospital.

All adult volunteers are required to complete an Authorization to Release Information form for a background check/fingerprinting. All volunteers must commit to one year and 100 hours per year of service, be able to work independently and supply their individual Social Security Number.

Volunteer opportunities

How to Become a Riverside Methodist Volunteer

Riverside Methodist volunteers are required to take certain steps before starting their volunteer responsibilities.  

  • Complete a volunteer application.
  • Complete an Authorization to Release Information form for a background check/fingerprinting. A background check/fingerprinting for adults is mandatory in order to become a volunteer. All volunteers must include their individual social security number and signature or the application will not be processed. No fee to the volunteer.
  • Students in high school must be at least fifteen years of age and in the ninth grade to apply, have parental consent, sign the student contract and dress code, have a seasonal flu shot and submit a signed parental consent to have the TB test administered.
  • Get a TB test and have a documented yearly seasonal flu shot. All volunteers must take an initial two step TB test and have a documented flu shot. Those wanting to work in the Emergency Room, or Maternity area must take a health assessment. This must be done prior to Orientation. No fee to the volunteer. TB tests and flu shots are not administered without presenting a valid hospital ID badge.
  • Interview with a staff member in the volunteer office. You will be called to set up an appointment once your application has been processed.
  • Purchase a volunteer uniform. Uniforms are sold in the Volunteer Office. Cash or check only.
  • A badge must be obtained in our ID Badge Center near our Security Department prior to orientation. A valid license, state ID or student ID must be presented to obtain a badge. Adults will be fingerprinted at this time with no cost to the volunteer.
  • Attend a New Volunteer Orientation. Orientations are generally held on the third Wednesday 6 to 8 p.m. each month. There is no orientation in December.  

Prospective volunteers who have recently been hospitalized must wait six months before volunteering.

Prospective volunteers must be able to work independently and commit to one year and 100 hours per year of service.