Volunteer at NNMC

Hospital patients, families, guests and staff have benefited tremendously from the commitment of men and women who have been part of a dedicated volunteer team. When you volunteer, you join a group who is an integral part of our hospital family. When you become a hospital volunteer, we can match your skills, interests, experience and availability with our open volunteer positions.

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Gain the satisfaction that comes from knowing that you make a difference in the lives of patients, staff and your community.
  • Gain firsthand knowledge of what nurses, doctors and other medical staff really do each day.
  • Meet other volunteers and staff who may become good friends and associates of yours.
  • Realize that your services are needed every day and night and add to the care provided at the hospital.
  • Do work that is valued by patients and staff. You will gain a rewarding experience in helping others.
  • Holiday and appreciation luncheons.

Qualifications for Volunteering

  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and have an interest in helping others.
  • Be able to conduct yourself with dignity, courtesy and with consideration of others.
  • Endeavor to make your work professional in quality.
  • Hold as absolutely confidential, all information that may be obtained directly or indirectly concerning patients, doctors or personnel.
  • Must be dependable and honor your commitment.
  • Be able to perform assigned tasks.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Book cart/goodwill ambassador
  • Chaplain/clergy
  • Emergency department
  • Front information desk
  • Laboratory
  • Nursing floors
  • Pet therapy
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitation/therapy
  • Surgical services
  • Waiting rooms 

Requirements for Volunteering

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Attend a full-day volunteer orientation session
  • Schedule an interview with the Human Resources department. Call 775-356-4085 for more information.
  • Complete two-step TB test.
  • Undergo a criminal background check.
  • Must understand that the services provided to the hospital are donated without contemplation of compensation or future employment, and given for humanitarian, religious or charitable reasons.

How to Become a Volunteer

Choose to volunteer your time and talents. It will bring you a lot of personal satisfaction and your contribution will effect change in those lives that you touch.

TB Skin Testing

You must meet with the hospital Employee Health Nurse to start your two-step TB skin test. Failure to complete the two-step skin test will delay your start date.

Name Badge

After you've attended Hospital Orientation and your TB test is complete you should visit the Human Resources department. You will need your badge and uniform before your first day of volunteer work.


Then you'll receive your schedule with your assigned department, day(s) of the week and times that you are scheduled to volunteer.

To learn more about volunteering at Northern Nevada Medical Center, call the Human Resources Department at 775-356-4085.

Pet Therapy

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