Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteers are an important part of Riverside Healthcare. That's why Riverside offers opportunities for service that accommodate the schedules of students, working adults, and retirees. As part of our team, volunteers complement the care delivered by our professional staff by making sure that the needs of patients, families, and visitors are met.

Our volunteers have an opportunity to serve in many different ways. We offer volunteer opportunities in clinical settings, customer service areas, gift shop, and clerical support areas in both office and educational areas; just to name a few.

If you are interested in joining our volunteer team, please complete a Volunteer Interest Form.

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For more information about volunteering at Riverside contact Volunteer Services at (815) 935-3277.

How You Can Help

Our volunteers have an opportunity to serve in many different ways. We offer volunteer opportunities in patient care settings, customer service areas, the gift shop, office support and educational programming, just to name a few.

Volunteer opportunities are not just available at the hospital!

We offer placements at most of our Riverside locations:

  • Riverside Senior Life Communities (Kankakee & Bourbonnais
  • Riverside Cancer Institute
  • Bourbonnais Plaza
  • Watseka
  • Peotone
  • Manteno
  • Coal City
  • Kankakee East Court
  • Momence
  • Wilmington
  • Monee

Applications for both adults and students are accepted year-round. We also offer a Riverside Summer (only) Program (see below) that runs June-August. The minimum age to volunteer at any Riverside location is 15 years old. All students must commit to a minimum of 20 hours of service.

If you are interested in joining our volunteer team, please complete a Volunteer Interest Form.

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Once your completed form is received, a member of our staff will contact you with additional information such as orientation requirements and instructions for completing a background check.

Paws and Connect

Riverside is proud to have Animal Ambassadors, community members who bring their specially trained and certified dogs to see patients at Riverside Medical Center. A visit from an Animal Ambassador is always something special for patients, aiding their health and healing.

Volunteers and their pets must undergo comprehensive screening and training to participate in the program. Contact Volunteer Services by calling (815) 935-3277 to find out how to volunteer or to have an Animal Ambassador visit your room while you are at the hospital. Visits are granted by request only.


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Learn More or Complete a Volunteer Interest Form

Contact Volunteer Services at (815) 935-3277 or complete the Volunteer Interest Form below.

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Ready to Join the Riverside Volunteer Team?

Complete our online volunteer application to get started.

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