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Volunteers are an essential part of the hospital, performing a variety of services to help patients, visitors and staff. Being a volunteer is an experience full of personal rewards and positive interaction. For a volunteer application, contact our volunteer office at: (808) 932-3165.

Must be 16 years old and able to commit to 6 months of service or 50 hours.
Normal processing takes about 2-3 weeks!

Volunteer Program Process:

*Due to COVID-19, the Volunteer Program is temporarily suspended until further notice

  • Complete an Volunteer Application
  • $45 Processing Fee (includes State & Federal Criminal Background checks and picture ID Badge)
  • Health Requirements
  • Mandatory Orientation

There are a wide variety of opportunities at Hilo Medical Center:

  • Transporter…assist with discharges and various errands.
  • Nurses Aide/Ward Clerk Aide …assist with discharges, distribute meals to patients, fill water pitchers, etc.
  • Long Term Care Recreation Aide…socialize and exercise with residents.
  • General Clerical …answer phones, file, light typing, copy & staple, assemble packets, errands, etc.
  • Pharmacy Aide …label products, file, run errands and update inventory.
  • Physical Therapy Aide: assist physical therapists with patients.
  • Seamstress: sew and mend.
  • Laundry Aide …fold small pieces of laundry.
  • Gardener …water plants, pull weeds and assist with landscaping projects.
  • Dietician Aide …assist with modification of select menus and light clerical duties.
  • Wheelchair Maintenance …repair and service wheelchairs.