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Volunteer Services


Edward people are legendary for their friendly spirit. Our volunteers are no exception. Volunteering at Edward offers an opportunity to meet new people and experience the joy of reaching out to others.     

Major commitment

We depend heavily on our volunteers. We have over 800 volunteers in 80 departments who have given more than 106,352 hours of service in the past year. So, we spend a lot of time making sure they understand what we're all about and that they're comfortable here.

Adult Volunteers

If you're intersted in becoming a volunteer, the first step is to complete an application, or call the Volunteer Office at (630) 527-3189. An appointment will be scheduled with the Director of Volunteer Services to match time, talent, and availability.

Please note:  We are no longer accepting college student volunteer applications for the summer. However, we will begin accepting applications in August for the fall semester.

All new volunteers attend a short orientation session and schedule a mandatory 2-step TB screening.     
We ask for a minimum six-month commitment for all volunteer positions. For further information, or to schedule an appointment, call (630) 527-3189.

Teen Volunteers

There are currently over 200 members of the High School Student Volunteer Program at Edward Hospital. Students must be at least 14 years of age, and in high school or college, in order to volunteer. Each teen works one 2- or 3-hour shift per week. Shifts are scheduled on weekdays from 4-6 p.m. or 6-8 p.m., and also on weekends.

High school student volunteer opportunities include staffing the Information Desks, Gift Shop, Flower Shop, and doing clerical work in various departments. Students are not placed in patient care areas. We require a minimum six-month commitment from each of our volunteers.  

We are not accepting student volunteer applications at this time. Spring enrollment has ended, and students are being placed in volunteer positions. We will continue to contact students throughout the summer and fall, as volunteer positions become available. We anticipate opening enrollment again early in 2016.

For further information, call or e-mail Pamela Briggs, Supervisor of Volunteer Services, at (630) 527-3222 or send an email to pbriggs@edward.org


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801 S. Washington, Naperville, IL 60540 • (630) 527-3000

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