Adult Volunteer Program

Volunteers contribute nearly 40,000 hours to the Backus Hospital on an annual basis.

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Will you consider joining us and make a valuable contribution to your community? We have a variety of volunteer roles with and without patient contact for qualified candidates.  

  • All applicants must provide references, immunization history to be cleared through the Colleague Health Department, have a criminal background check, and attend a volunteer orientation.
  • Flu and complete COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory.
  • Parking is offsite. The employee shuttle will drop you off at our doorstep.

College students interested in summer volunteer opportunities must apply before the last Friday in April. The application must include:

  • A letter of reference from a college professor or advisor on the school's letterhead
  • Documentation of first and second measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) inoculations
  • Document of first and second varicella inoculations or documented date of disease
  • If you have had a flu vaccination or tuberculosis test (PPD or QFT-G) during the school year, please provide documentation

To Apply, You Can:

Download the application form

  • Request an application by contacting the Volunteer and Guest Services Offices via email or by calling 860.823.6320.

  • Visit the Volunteer and Guest Services Office and pick up an application.

When your completed application has been received by the Volunteer and Guest Services Office, we will call you to arrange an interview.

For Volunteers