Volunteer with Us

Interested in volunteering? Click https://forms.office.com/r/6gmWatYN05

Delray volunteers share their time, experience and talent by helping others. Volunteering gives people a sense of accomplishment, and our staff has come to depend on volunteers as an integral part of our healthcare system.

Anyone over age 18 who can commit at least one day a week to a four-hour shift is eligible to become a volunteer. Young people ages 14 through 17 are eligible to become teen volunteers.

Benefits of volunteering

Giving back to your community can provide a depth and satisfaction that you may not know is missing from your life.

Delray Medical Center volunteers receive the following benefits:

  • A complimentary meal ticket that can be used in the cafeteria each day you work a four-hour shift
  • Complimentary flu shots and health screenings on selected dates
  • Access to community lectures
  • Special activities such as the gala April Award Luncheon, which recognizes volunteer accomplishments

Where volunteers serve

Delray Medical Center volunteers are placed in more than 30 different hospital areas, including:

  • Information desk
  • Gift shop
  • Transportation
  • Patient care units
  • Emergency department
  • Family waiting areas
  • Nutrition services
  • Central supply department
  • Health information
  • Pharmacy

Placement is based on your interests, the hospital’s needs, and the times and days there are volunteer openings.

Volunteer training

Delray Medical Center trains all volunteers. You will be required to attend a general orientation that provides an introduction to the hospital and an explanation of hospital policies. On-the-job training will be provided in each specific hospital assignment. You will also be expected to attend in-service training as required by the hospital, and to comply with a tuberculosis skin test to meet hospital health requirements.

Want to become a volunteer?

Complete a volunteer application by clicking here: https://forms.office.com/r/6gmWatYN05.

If your qualifications meet our needs, you will be contacted to schedule an interview. Volunteers must commit at least one day a week to a four-hour shift. 

Applications will open August 1st-September 30th for the Fall and Spring, and April 1st-May 31st for the Summer.

Pet Therapy Volunteers

Studies have shown that pet therapy can help improve a patient’s cardiovascular health, decrease their anxiety, promote a healing environment, and provide sense of comfort during a hospitalization.  As a pet therapy volunteer you would have the ability to provide a unique, comforting and memorable patient experience.  In order to reach our goal of offering pet therapy services on a daily basis, we are looking for more volunteers to join our growing pet therapy program.  In order to become a Pet Therapy Volunteer, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Your pet must be registered and remain in good standing with a pet therapy certifying organization.
  2. You must be at least 18 years of age and your animal must be at least one year of age.
  3. The pet must be in good health and have a current/annual health record from a veterinarian.

For more information or to request a Pet Therapy Volunteer application, please call (561) 366-6732.

Volunteer applicants will need to complete an in-person interview with the Patient Navigator, a health screening with Employee Health, and a background check with Human Resources.

For more information or to request a Pet Therapy Volunteer application, please call (561) 366-6732. Pet Therapy Volunteers are accepted year-round.