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New College Student Volunteer Program
Our improved college student volunteer program  gives students a unique opportunity to enhance our patients' experience.

The program started with the January 2020 semester. All college student applicants are part of this program.

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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.

Volunteers are required to comply with the annual safety training requirements, receive a seasonal flu shot, as well as, an annual TB test, when required by the hospital.

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
  • Flu Shot — Volunteers receive the flu shot complimentary at Froedtert flu shot clinics. This is a mandatory requirement as a volunteer.
  • Organizational Learning — Volunteers are welcome to take advantage of learning opportunities through the learning center.
  • Annual Appreciation Luncheon — Volunteers are recognized for their service with a luncheon during National Volunteer Week.
  • National Volunteer Week — A whole week of special festivities to celebrate volunteers.
  • Twilight Toast — Volunteers and their guest are invited to a special dinner celebrating an annual gift to Froedtert Hospital.
  • Meet new people. Have fun!

Becoming a Volunteer

After you submit your volunteer application, 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 vaccination
  • 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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