Summer Volunteer

Program Deadlines

period when the hospital is in most need of assistance. They make a serious commitment to dedicate their valuable free time, energy and skills to the hospital’s patients, families and associates.

The program is open to everyone from students (high school, undergraduate, and graduate) to adults.

The summer program runs from June 05, 2017 through August 18, 2017.

Volunteer Requirements

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Commit to a minimum of 64 hours during the 10 week period
  • Submit all application materials on time
  • Complete an onsite interview
  • Complete a Volunteer Orientation
  • Complete clearances where applicable

Application Deadlines

Applications for the Summer Program are accepted from 03/31/17 – 05/01/17. The application process should take approximately 3 to 5 weeks depending on the timeliness of your submission of application materials. Once accepted into the program, you will have two weeks to complete all remaining application materials, tests and health screenings.

Important Dates
March 31, 2017: Application Available Online
May 1, 2017: Last day to submit online application
May 15, 2017: Last day for volunteer interviews
May 26, 2017: All additional requirements due

Application Process

  1. Submission of two recommender forms.
  2.  Submit volunteer application online
  3.  Volunteer Services will contact you for interview.
  4. Complete additional screening requirements if over 18 years old (Drug screen, Tuberculosis screening and Background check)
  5.  Attend Volunteer Orientation Session and Assignment Specific Orientation if applicable

Step 1: Recommender Forms

Two Recommender Forms

  • Identify two recommenders to complete a recommender form on your behalf. Provide your recommenders with the recommender form and/or the link to access the form on our web page. Recommendation forms must be submitted within two weeks of the date you submit your online application to be considered.
  • Recommenders should send completed Recommender Forms directly to Volunteer Services via email (preferred) to [email protected] or fax them to 202-444-0606

Step 2: Submit Summer Volunteer Application

Complete the Summer Volunteer Application online. Applications will remain on file and will not be reviewed until both recommender forms are submitted.  Once the complete application is received, Volunteer Services will review the application. The strength of the recommendations and application will determine whether the applicant will proceed to the next step of the application process.

Step 3: Interview with Volunteer Services

The Volunteer Services department will interview all candidates who exemplify the traits we are seeking in our volunteers and who may fit a current need. A Volunteer Services representative will contact you to schedule an interview using the contact information provided in your application. Please be sure to include a working email address and the best phone number to reach you during business hours (Monday-Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm).

Interviews will take place at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Once your interview is scheduled, you will be sent additional information on how to prepare, including documentation that you will be asked to bring to your interview.

Step 4: Notification and Clearances

After the interview, Volunteer Services will contact you with a decision and final steps. All accepted applicants will be instructed to complete the following steps within two weeks of acceptance into the MGUH Summer Volunteer Program:

  • Schedule and take Drug Test and TB Screen if necessary
    • These tests are scheduled through Volunteer Services. They are administered at no cost to our applicants and volunteers at our Occupational Health Office located on the Ground Floor of the Bles building. For TB screen, only QuantiFERON (blood test) is accepted.
  • Complete Background Check online (18+ years)
    • MedStar Georgetown utilizes a third party to conduct background checks of all volunteers over 18 years of age. An electronic request will be sent from the third party directly to the email address listed in your application. (Please be sure to respond to the prompts in the email within one week, as the link will expire.)

Step 5: Orientation & Getting Started

After you have been accepted, and all screenings are cleared, you will be required to attend an orientation session prior to beginning your service. This orientation session is mandatory and will be the final step in preparing to volunteer at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Orientations are generally held once a month, although special arrangements can be made.

  • ID badge and Volunteer Jacket: Each volunteer is provided a identification badge and jacket to be worn each time he/she volunteers. In addition to identifying you as a volunteer, the badge provides free parking in any of our visitor parking lots/garages.
  • Transportation:
    • Parking: As mentioned, badges allow volunteers to exit without paying for their parking.
      • Garage 1: Located at Entrance 2 off of Reservoir Rd
      • Leavey Center Garage: Located at Entrance 1 off of Reservoir Rd

Public Transportation: MedStar Georgetown provides shuttle transportation for MedStar Georgetown affiliates from various metro stations and city stops across the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia area. View a complete list of stops and more information regarding MedStar Georgetown shuttles

Please note: If you need any paperwork completed in order to verify your hours, you must submit a request via email to [email protected] and allow 7-10 days for it to be fulfilled.


Contact the Department of Volunteer Services

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
3800 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, DC 20007
CCC Building Room 3402
[email protected]

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Walk-in Hours: Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon