Volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to the following. Access a comprehensive list.
Help on patient floors to visit patients, refresh ice water, answer call lights, deliver patient meal trays, restock patient care supplies on units: discharge patients; greet and guide visitors; clerical work; information desk; deliver flowers and many more duties.
For Ohio licensed RNs who are either retired or want to come back into the nursing field to perform duties such as bathing, turning patients while in bed, meal assistance, obtain vital signs and other assistance to staff RNs. Two years of previous beside nursing experience required. Specialized training and application process is necessary.
Students 15 years old and above can apply to volunteer with similar responsibilities as adult volunteers. Essay of 50 words or less is required - "Why I want to volunteer at Riverside Methodist." Must submit signed Parental Consent for Minors form, Student Volunteer Commitment and Teen Dress Code. Teens are required to provide proof of immunizations. Teen shifts are limited to five hours a day.
Visit patients on approved floors. Visit in waiting areas with family members and visitors. Must be registered with Pet Partners, TDI or The Alliance of Therapy Dogs.
Join the 200+ ladies who lovingly sew, knit and crochet items for our patients at Riverside. These volunteers sew at the hospital or at home.
Volunteers must be actively working in a recovery program. They must also be sober and have maintained their sobriety for one year consistently prior to initiating their volunteer work. Those interested should contact Behavioral Health at (614) 566.4223 for more information.
Riverside Methodist Hospital volunteers are required to take certain steps before starting their volunteer responsibilities.
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.
OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital
3545 Olentangy River Road, Suite 114
Columbus, OH 43214
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. We do not accept volunteers for summer breaks, holidays-only or episodic volunteering.
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