Update: Effective March 16, all Volunteer Services roles have been suspended.


Hand-sewn Masks


There has been overwhelming response to our email request on the sewing of masks. At this time, we will not be able to use volunteer support in this area. Since we sent out our call for people to sew, we have started to instead work with manufacturers who can rapidly produce masks that meet the requirements necessary for the protection of our healthcare workers. 


How You Can Help


We are extremely grateful for these offers and would love to accept your help in other ways. If you have the resources for a financial donation, have new or unused personal protective equipment, can schedule a blood donation, volunteer time with United Way, and more, please visit our COVID-19 How You Can Help page.


Select volunteer services will continue and those assisting with these services will be contacted. All orientations and new volunteer placement interviews have also been suspended until further notice. These guidelines are part of UW Health’s ongoing efforts to proceed with an abundance of caution and steadfast commitment to patient safety as we navigate the COVID-19 situation. For information about COVID-19, please visit uwhealth.org/covid19




Volunteering at UW Health


Thank you for your interest in volunteering. At UW Health, our volunteers play an important role in the overall success of our organization. They assist patients, their families, and visitors to our facilities and are valued members of the health care team. 


Age minimum: Volunteers at UW Health must be at least 16 years old.


How do I become a volunteer?

About Volunteering


Through the generous contribution of their time, volunteers add to the quality of care and service provided by UW Health and help further our mission of excellence in patient care.

  • Volunteers typically volunteer one shift per week, for approximately 2 to 4 hours.
  • The minimum time commitment is one seasonal session and volunteers must be willing and able to complete at least one full session: spring (January-April), summer (May-August) or fall (September-December) period.
  • All prospective volunteers who are undergraduate college students will only be able to start at the beginning of each volunteer session (January, May and September).

Want to donate an item to the Children's Hospital?


Please follow our In-kind Donations guidelines.