Volunteer - AlexandraVolunteers: Real Life Heroes! 

Did You Know...*

  • Volunteer services reported 87,426 hours from 982 Volunteers in 270 areas of the organization.
  • Volunteers’ contribution of time is equivalent to 44 F.T.E.s.
  • Contribution of time in dollars is equal to $2.3 million based on a dollar value as assigned by the Independent Sector.
  • 31,000 hours were served in direct patient care roles.
  • 104 teen volunteers completed our 2017 summer program.
  • 70 volunteers serve annually on hospital advisory boards.
  • 31 Hartford Hospital employees volunteered during their off-work time, contributing to programs that enhance the patient experience and offer opportunities to engage employees beyond their work day.
  • Hartford Hospital Pet Therapy teams contributed 2,600 hours of service to our patients and staff.
  • 58% of the volunteer workforce is Female.
  • The median age of a Hartford Hospital volunteer (for those who provided dates of birth), is 39.  3% of our current volunteers are over the age of 60. Our oldest active volunteer is 93.
  • Volunteer Services received 1866 applications.

    * Statistics from Fiscal Year Oct. 2016 thru Sep. 2017

Volunteer at Hartford Hospital:

Volunteer Benefits
There are many benefits available to volunteers including meal passes, free parking, access to a state-of-the-art employee fitness center, and more.

Volunteer Opportunities
There are over 200 positions available to volunteers throughout the hospital. The majority of these positions have their hours restricted to weekdays, 8am to 5pm, although some evening and weekend positions are available.

Become a Volunteer
We accept adults, college students, and teens who have a willingness to share their time, talents, and energy at Hartford Hospital!

Volunteer Requirements
Everything you need to know from: age, health screenings, availability, eligibility, & attire.

Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to frequently asked questions regarding volunteering at Hartford Hospital.

Hartford Hospital Auxiliary
The Hartford Hospital Auxiliary is proud to fund special projects which benefit the Hartford Hospital community. The success of these projects depends on the generous support of our volunteers and sponsors.

Volunteer Services

  • Mailing Address

    Hartford Hospital Volunteer Services
    80 Seymour St.
    Hartford, CT 06102

  • Contact Us



  • Office Hours

    Monday - Friday
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Volunteers Needed for Read to Grow program

Volunteers are trained to visit new parents in the maternity unit to discuss the importance of reading to children from birth to promote literacy skills. The program also provides a free book to each family.

Opportunities are open on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Shifts must be completed from 4:00-7:00 p.m. and volunteers must commit for a minimum of six months.

The birth rate at Hartford Hospital is approximately 3,750 per year so there are a lot of families to visit!

Please contact Eileen.Pelletier@hhchealth.org or 860.972.2448 for more information.