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Volunteer Services Department
300 Richmond Street
Providence, RI 02903
P: (401) 274-1122, ext. 42255
F: (401) 277-3711
E: volunteer@wihri.org

Hours

By appointment only.
 Directions

Parking for Volunteer Services- Interview or Orientation

You may park in the lot directly across from 300 Richmond in the assigned spots ONLY (8-9, 12-13, 14-15 and 80-84). In addition, there is an overflow lot just around the corner at the intersection of Elm and Chestnut Streets (next to Art Bar). It has small signs indicating it is for Women & Infants. There are also a number of metered spots around the area.

Mailing Address

Women & Infants Hospital
Volunteer Services Department
101 Dudley Street
Providence, RI 02905

Once you have been assigned a role in any of our volunteer service areas, you will go through a comprehensive onboarding process to prepare you for our work together.

Because of the time and resources invested in your onboarding, you will be expected to provide the minimum commitment, once started, of at least:

  • One consistent three or four hour shift each week.
  • Four months of service, minimum.
Volunteer Services staff will guide you in the intake process, supported by other staff and hospital resources.

The onboarding includes:

  • Health screening (including TB testing and immunization screening; annual flu shot is required of all volunteers unless medically contraindicated per physician).
  • Criminal background check.
  • Orientation to hospital wide policies and practices.
  • Review of hospital standards and rules.
  • Acquisition of hospital ID badge.
  • Purchase of a uniform will be required for some positions.
  • Additional formal training required for some positions (i.e. Ambassador, Unit Volunteer).