College Student Volunteer Program
Our College Student Volunteer Program  gives students a unique opportunity to enhance our patients' experience.

The college application is now closed. Please check back in October for the Spring 2025 semester. 

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What Volunteers Do

At Froedtert Hospital, volunteers help create an atmosphere of friendliness and goodwill which improves our patients’ experience. Our volunteers bring a greater personal dimension to the care and service of patients, families and visitors, and hospital staff.

Volunteers who serve on patient floors or in clinical areas assist hospital staff with patient comfort such as engaging in conversation, answering call buttons, and helping during mealtime. They may also put away supplies, fill blanket warmers and/or help with special requests.

Volunteers who serve in other areas of the hospital assist staff with patient communication, patient way finding, special projects and administrative work.

We find our volunteers are willing to do whatever is needed, regardless of where they serve.

Volunteer Expectations

We require our volunteers to contribute a minimum of 80 hours within 6 consecutive months. Volunteers typically contribute 3-4 hours, one day a week.

We do NOT offer temporary volunteer service such as:

  • Summer only
  • Christmas break
  • Mandated community service
  • One-time only opportunities

We are an adult teaching hospital and our volunteers provide service to patients over 18 years of age. Here are the requirements:

  • High School Students: You must be at least 16 years old. Minors under the age of 18 are restricted to volunteering in the Bobbe’s Gift Shop.
  • College Students: You must be at least 18 years old and able to commit to volunteering on a regular basis. We have many opportunities for students attending Milwaukee-area colleges and universities who are seeking experience in a healthcare environment.
  • Adults: You must be at least 18 years old and able to commit to volunteering on a regular basis.


Volunteer opportunities at Froedtert Hospital are available seven days a week, in the morning, afternoon, and evening. Flexible scheduling can be arranged, but the typical volunteer contributes his/her time one day a week for three to four hours.

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Volunteer Benefits

You have the opportunity to put your skills to work to make a difference — to change someone's life. Here are some additional "perks."

  • Gift Shop Discount — Receive 20% off purchases in the gift shop with your badge. Some exclusions apply.
  • Convenient Parking
  • Vaccinations — Froedtert volunteers may receive complimentary vaccines from our community clinics.
  • Annual Volunteer Appreciation Events and Recognition — Volunteers are invited to attend events throughout the year recognizing their service and gifts provided to Froedtert Hospital.
  • National Volunteer Week — A whole week of special festivities to celebrate volunteers.
  • Meet new people. Have fun!

Becoming a Volunteer

After you submit your online application form, we will review it and, if selected, will contact you for an interview. If you are accepted into the program, you must successfully complete these onboarding requirements before volunteering:

  • Background check
  • Occupational Health screening, including immunization review, TB test and seasonal flu vaccinations
  • Volunteer Services orientation
  • Department-specific training

Contact Volunteer Services

Interested in more information about our volunteer opportunities? Please call us at 414-805-5012.

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