Volunteer Services

Whether you are a high school student interested in the healthcare field, an adult looking for a career change, or a retired person looking to give back to the community, Danbury Hospital offers a variety of ways to volunteer.

Areas Where You Can Help

We rely on the help of volunteers in more than 35 departments throughout the hospital as well as in off-site locations. Our staff will work with you to choose a mutually agreed upon volunteer assignment based on your interests and the needs of Danbury Hospital. Below is a general listing of volunteer assignments with moderate, light or no patient contact:

Light to Moderate Patient Contact

No Patient Contact

  • Clerical
  • Coffee shop 
  • Community relations and planning
  • Gift shop
  • Information desk
  • Marketing and public relations
  • Materials distribution
  • Messenger
  • Pharmacy 
  • Radiology

Off-Site Assignments

The Benefits of Being a Volunteer

The benefit of volunteering is that as you give of yourself and your time to help others, you receive many personal rewards in return. According to studies by the Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals (AHVRP) of the American Hospital Association, volunteering benefits both your mental and physical health.

That meaningful and rewarding volunteer work can add balance and perspective to your life. As a Danbury Hospital volunteer, you also will enjoy benefits specific to the organization including:

A Special Thank You to Our Volunteers

As a special thank you to our volunteers, the Volunteer Services department hosts an annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon in the fall, and we participate in National Volunteer Week every April.

For More Information

Ready to Volunteer? Your first step is to attend volunteer orientation. Check our news and events to see when the next orientation is scheduled.

Contact us if you have questions. We appreciate your support. You’ll feel great helping to create a positive experience for patients and visitors at Danbury Hospital.