Frequently Asked Questions
What is the minimum age to volunteer?
The age required to submit an application is 16. High school applicants are generally accepted during the summer, with a limited number also accepted during the school year.
What is the time requirement for volunteers?
Volunteers are required to complete one consistent 4-hour shift per week for at least 6 months.
Are summer-only volunteers accepted?
A limited number of summer-only volunteers are accepted with a time requirement of 96 hours.
Which Community Health Network facilities on the north side of Indianapolis accept volunteers?
Community Heart and Vascular Hospital, Community Hospital North, the Community Cancer Center North, as well as the medical office pavilions in Fishers and Noblesville.
What shifts are available?
Shifts are generally 4 hours in length and run from 8 a.m.- 12 noon and 12 noon - 4 p.m. Shifts running from 4 - 8 p.m. are available in a limited number of volunteer positions.
Does Community Hospital North have a NICU cuddler program?
Yes. NICU Cuddlers are staffed from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday-Sunday. In order to be eligible for the waiting list for this role, applicants must be willing to volunteer in a different department for 3 months prior to being added to the waiting list.
Does the Community Hospital North campus have a pet therapy program?
Yes. Dogs must be certified through Pet Partners, Love on a Leash, Therapy Dogs International, or Alliance of Therapy Dogs.
Where would I find information about shadowing?
Community Health Network offers those considering a career in healthcare the opportunity to participate in a job shadow experience. Through job shadowing, students are able to supplement what they are learning in the classroom with direct exposure to the hospital environment. This is not the same as volunteering. Learn more about job shadowing.