Application Process


To prepare for your TriHealth volunteer experience, all applicants must complete the listed requirements:

  • Complete an online application here.
  • Sign required documents. Print and upload with your application or bring with you to Orientation.
  • Attend in-person Orientation at Bethesda North or Good Samaritan Hospitals; sessions are 3 hours, typically offered twice a month. You may attend Orientation at either location to volunteer across the system. (This does not include Hospice of Cincinnati or McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital. Please contact these locations directly to volunteer - click the appropriate links to the right.) An invitation to register for orientation will be emailed to you within 7 days of receiving your application. Proof of initial COVID vaccine is required to attend, please bring a photocopy. Proof of the annual flu vaccine is required during flu season.
  • Online Learning Modules You are welcome to work ahead and complete these online learning modules prior to orientation. Make sure to print completion certificates to provide Volunteer Services; these are not automatically sent to our offices. Certificates must have the name of the course, your name, and the date of completion. Feel free to contact us if you need assistance.
  • Medical Requirements: All volunteers will work through Employee Health to obtain medical clearance at no charge to you. We require proof of 2 MMR vaccinations (Measles, Mumps, & Rubella), 2 Varicella immunizations or proof of having had chickenpox, and a 2-step TB skin test or a TB blood test (T-SPOT or QFT) within the last 12 months. If you have not had recent TB testing, this will be provided at no cost if completed through Employee Health at Bethesda North (513) 865-1152 or Good Samaritan (513) 862-2857. You can work ahead by obtaining a copy of your immunization records and contacting an Employee Health location to schedule your appointment. If you do not have a copy of your immunizations, this is not a barrier to volunteer. Employee Health will work with you on your clearance by obtaining blood titers to check for immunity.
    This step is not required to attend orientation.
  • Security Clearance: The hospital provides this service at no charge to you. You will receive instructions at Orientation regarding steps to take for your security clearance.

Orientations sessions are designed to be respectful of your time. You will have the opportunity to ask all questions about specific roles, typical schedules, and open opportunities. If you choose to continue the process after attending orientation, our team will guide you through the onboarding process and placement.

Once you become a TriHealth volunteer, providing you do not lapse in service for over six months, only the annual requirements will be due. Annual requirements include proof of flu, annual education, and evaluation.

Student Volunteers: You must be 15+ to volunteer. High school and College students commit to serving one full semester or the entire summer. Typically, this is one time a week for 3-4 hours. Start dates and placements are available by contacting Volunteer Services.

Are you interested in summer volunteering? Start date is June 1st, it is recommended that you attend orientation by early May to meet the June 1st start date. Contact Volunteer Services for more information. The onboarding process typically takes two weeks after attending orientation.

PFAC, Crafters, and Non-Patient Facing volunteers' orientation is not required. Please complete the correct form below and follow the instructions for your next steps. If you plan to volunteer in person at one of our locations, please click on the APPLY HERE link above. Contact Volunteer Services for further clarification if needed; we are happy to assist you!

Crafter Registration

Non-Patient Facing Application

Patient & Family Advisory Council Application