Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in the National Jewish Health Volunteer program. At this time our Volunteer program is suspended until Spring of 2021. Please check back at that time for opportunities to join.


National Jewish Health is known worldwide for treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders, and for groundbreaking medical research. Founded in 1899 as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health remains the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to these disorders. U.S. News & World Report has ranked National Jewish Health as the number one or number two hospital in pulmonology on its Best Hospitals list ever since pulmonology was included in the rankings.

In the next decade, National Jewish Health will seek to be at the forefront of a new era in medicine. We seek to transform research and patient care from reactive to being both proactive and personalized.

Volunteer Services:


Current Volunteer Facts

  • 160 volunteers and interns
  • $431,142 value of service
  • 16,789 hours of service donated
  • 31 departments served by volunteer services

Benefits of Volunteering

  • VolunteerKnowledge and satisfaction that you are helping others in need
  • On-the-job training and career enhancement
  • Complimentary cafeteria meal per shift
  • Free parking
  • Annual volunteer recognition events
  • Invitation to participate in staff events
  • Influenza shots (required during flu season)
  • Access to our on-site pharmacy
  • Access to our on-site medical library


Becoming a Volunteer

Time Commitment

We ask that volunteers be able to make a commitment of four hours a week for at least six months (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Teen and college volunteers are asked to commit to the months of June, July and August and share four hours weekly of their time.


Required Steps to Start as a Volunteer

  • Complete a volunteer application form and necessary paperwork.  You will be contacted if your skills match a current volunteer need and opportunity.
  • Schedule an interview with the Volunteer Engagement Manager.
  • Complete health surveillance form. Flu vaccination required during annual flu season.
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check if over age 18.
  • Participate in volunteer orientation and department training.

Find current volunteer opportunities.

Read volunteer testimonials.


A Welcome to All Volunteers

On behalf of National Jewish Health, thank you for sharing yourself and your commitment to health care, patients and families by becoming a volunteer with our program.

Since 1899, volunteers have been a key component of our institution, providing ongoing and dedicated support and assistance to our staff, the patients we serve and their families. No matter what your role, volunteers are a valuable resource and your time is truly appreciated. The essence of volunteerism is the spirit of service to others.

Our goal is to continue to serve patients while providing you, the volunteer, with a challenging and satisfying volunteer experience.

Welcome and thank you!