Information Services:
(740) 380-8000


Become a Volunteer

Being an HVCH volunteer provides you an opportunity to serve your community

Volunteers play a prominent role in the lives of patients and staff at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.  Their contributions enhance the programs and services provided by our hospital every day.

Being a volunteer gives a sense of fulfillment and purpose and offers a wonderful opportunity to meet new people and create lasting friendships.

If you would like more information on becoming a volunteer at HVCH, please complete the contact form below, or download and return the Volunteer Application.

To inquire about teen volunteer service programs (ages 16 and older), please contact (740) 380-8336.

Benefits Include:

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to:

Information Desk

Greets the public; escorts patients and visitors, responds to telephone inquiries, delivers patient mail and floral arrangements; provides directional information.

Messenger Service

Picks up, sorts, and delivers inter-departmental correspondence throughout the building and transports U.S. mail to and from the mailroom.

Patient PAL

Serves as an advocate to patients and visitors in a specific patient care unit by rounding to patient rooms to ensure needs of patients and visitors are met.

Pet Therapy

Visits patients with a registered therapy dog.  Your dog must be registered through an acceptable organization with all paperwork on file to proceed.


Greets patients arriving for outpatient procedures; assures these patients get through the registration process in a timely and orderly manner; escorts patients to testing locations; delivers paperwork to patient units.

Materials Management

Works with department to assist in inventory and shelving.

Clerical Support

Volunteers provide clerical support in a variety of departments, such as Accounting, Administration, Contracts and Collections, Community Relations, Human Resources, Education, Outpatient Therapy Services.

Courtesy Cart

Visits various patient and waiting rooms with courtesy cart that is stocked with books, magazines, cookies and/or refreshments. 


Volunteers will create handmade items for patients and visitors.  Can be done at home or as a group setting onsite.

Chaplain Services

Visits patient bedsides to identify the patients’ church affiliation, and with permission of patient notifies church of hospitalization.  Provides spiritual support if requested.  All volunteer chaplains must be ordained ministers.

Courtyard Caretaker

Helps water and maintain planters and flower beds in the HVCH courtyard and around the hospital. Also may help fill bird feeders in courtyard and around patient windows.

Volunteer Application Form

Are you over the age of 18?(Required)
Have you previously been employed by HVCH?(Required)
Are you interested in an assignment with direct patient contact?(Required)
Are you interested in an assignment that requires physical activity?(Required)
Have you received a flu vaccine?(Required)
Have you received a COVID vaccine?(Required)