Who We Are and What We Do

Volunteers are an integral part of our healthcare team and play an important role in delivering exceptional service at Froedtert West Bend Hospital and Health Centers. Every day, volunteers of all ages make a difference by serving patients and visitors in many key roles.

Volunteer Testimonials

What would I say to someone who is thinking about volunteering at Froedtert West Bend Hospital?

“It’s a great place to be part of. You are much appreciated by staff and patients; you are treated so well and respectfully and meet new friends with like interests.” — Joanne, Volunteer

“What I enjoy most about volunteering is helping people have a good day. See the positive side and get them to feel comfortable about having a test, etc. Sometimes they just need a smile, or someone to talk to, or share interests.”
— Marlyss, Volunteer

“Volunteering is important to me because I feel I can still contribute, listen, and do something satisfying still at my age.”
— Karen, Volunteer

Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community while forging valuable new friendships. Apply to volunteer today!

Join Us!

Adults | Age 18+ Teens | Age 16 - 17 College Students | 18+

“Partners” or Adult Volunteers Age 18+

We are seeking volunteers able to complete a minimum one-year membership with at least 15 hours of service annually. Volunteers are also required to complete education and vaccine requirements annually. Many service areas offer flexible schedules however; adult volunteers typically provide 3 – 4 hours of service, one or more days a week.

Application Process

Please complete and submit an online application form. If selected, we will contact you for an interview. The following onboarding requirements must be met prior to beginning service. Our representative will guide you through the process and prompt you when to move to the next step:

  • Background check
  • Occupational Health screen including immunization review, TB test and yearly seasonal flu vaccinations
  • Volunteer Services orientation including volunteer handbook quiz and confidentiality agreement
  • Department-specific training

General Information

Although we appreciate interest in volunteering at Froedtert West Bend Hospital, we are unable to accept applicants seeking to obtain the following:

  • Fulfillment of mandated community service hours
  • Short-term opportunities including one-time only or holiday breaks

We offer several interesting and rewarding opportunities and encourage you to review our volunteer opportunities list. All service areas require the ability to volunteer independently, and many require volunteers to be on their feet for extended periods.

Volunteer Benefits

In appreciation of the support and time our volunteers contribute, Froedtert West Bend Hospital offers benefits to volunteers:

  • Volunteer Appreciation Events
  • Service Awards
  • National Volunteer Week celebrations
  • Free annual flu vaccination
  • Gift shop and outpatient pharmacy discounts with volunteer ID badge
  • Scholarship Opportunity — eligible senior high school volunteers are encouraged to apply for a $3,000 Volunteen scholarship available each year
  • Free parking
  • Special sports gear and themed spirit wear days

Froedtert West Bend Hospital Volunteer Fundraisers

Froedtert West Bend Hospital volunteers conduct in-house fundraising sales in an effort to raise dollars to directly benefit the hospital. The following special fundraisers are offered with 2 – 3 hour shifts available for volunteers.

  • Nutman: Specialty gourmet nuts and candy
  • Collective Goods: One-of-a-kind retail products at discounts
  • Spring Flower/Plant Promotion: Coupons available for purchase for use at local nursery
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes: Delicious gourmet bundt cakes in a variety of flavors with signature cream cheese frosting
  • Bi-Weekly Cookie Sales: Freshly baked cookies available for purchase in the hospital lobby

Special fundraising sale proceeds provide Wish List dollars for hospital departments in support of patient care needs each year along with three annual scholarships for local high school students pursuing health care careers.

Froedtert West Bend Hospital Partner Volunteer History

Volunteers have been serving Froedtert West Bend Hospital since 1937 when a small group of women met in members' homes to sew for the hospital nursery. Over the years, the role of volunteers expanded to assisting patients and visitors, providing service in a variety of hospital departments and supporting the community. Volunteers are "partners" in the patient care experience at Froedtert West Bend Hospital and dedicate their time to offer Froedtert West Bend Hospital staff and visitors a helping hand assisting them wherever help is needed.

Since 1964, Partners have contributed more than 675,000 hours of service and more than $1.1 million to the hospital for the purchase of equipment, patient care needs, special projects and programs. Each year, Partners also award $23,000 in scholarships to three local high school seniors pursuing a degree in a health care field.

Today, male and female Partner volunteers of all ages generously give their time and talent as they work in the hospital, health centers, the Cancer Center, at home and with fundraising events and activities — including the Love Light Tree.