Volunteers are the backbone of the great care we deliver every day here at East Jefferson General Hospital. To get started on your journey to providing the best care possible to our community, please follow the steps below that contain pertinent information on how you can make the most out of your time as an EJGH volunteer. Following the video, you will be asked to read through a power point, review our volunteer standards, and, finally, print and sign all attached forms and deliver them to our Volunteer Services office. Thank you again for helping East Jefferson General Hospital 'Make It Great Everyday'!

Step 1: Watch the video on our proud history as a hospital.

Step 2: Read and review our Volunteer Orientation Presentation by clicking the link below:

Volunteer Orientation Presentation

Step 3: Read and review our Volunteer Orientation Handbook and Volunteer Standards by clicking the links below:

Volunteer Handbook

Volunteer Standards

Step 4: Print, complete, and sign the documents below by clicking each link. Once signed, please return the forms to the Volunteer Services Office at East Jefferson General Hospital.

Volunteer Commitment and Confidentiality Agreement

Volunteer Certification of HIPAA Receipt and Understanding (HIPAA Guidelines are located in Step 2.)

Volunteer Orientation Quiz

Step 5: Download and print our Visitors Guide to help with navigation upon your arrival.

Visitor's Guide

Step 6: Complete your volunteer health screening.

Step 7: Receive your start date from Volunteer Services.

East Jefferson General Hospital offers you a way to meet your school's community service requirement, while learning more about a future career in healthcare. But the benefits don't stop there.

Volunteer - It's Good For You

When you volunteer you both give and receive. Through volunteering, you can:

  • Meet new people. Volunteering allows you to meet others with similar interests and make new friends. You might even make contacts for future internships or employment opportunities.
  • Learn new skills such as working as part of a team, setting and reaching goals, and the importance of guest services.
  • Explore a healthcare career. Find out more about your career options and what areas of healthcare you might be best at and most enjoy.
  • Add to your college or job application. Volunteering shows you can make a commitment and stick to it. It also shows others you are willing to help improve our community.

Join Our Team

It's easy. If you've completed the eighth grade, are 14 years of age, and want to volunteer, just follow these steps:

  • Fill out an application.
    You can also come by our Volunteer Services office, located on the first floor of the hospital, or give us a call at (504) 503-5548 and we'll send you an application in the mail. You can also apply online by clicking here.
  • Come in for an interview.
    Once your application is received, a Volunteer Services team member will contact you to schedule an interview. The interview is your chance to tell us about your abilities and interests. This information helps us match you with a department that will benefit from your skills, and where you can make the most of your talents.
  • Attend orientation.
    All volunteers must attend an orientation session before beginning their assignments. Orientation is your introduction to the hospital, its team, and your fellow volunteers. You'll learn about hospital policies and standards, as well as our expectations of you as a volunteer.
  • Get medical clearance.
    Volunteers must submit a physician's clearance to join the volunteer program. You must also make an appointment with the Volunteer Services health nurse to have a TB skin test.
  • Make a commitment.
    Junior volunteers must commit to 50 hours of service per year.

Volunteer Services

Since East Jefferson General Hospital opened its doors in 1971, volunteers have played a vital role in caring for our community. Today, our dedicated volunteers continue to give their time, energy and talents to almost every department in the hospital.

Volunteer opportunities exist in our business offices, nursing units, information desks and other areas. No matter what your interests and abilities are, we have a place for you as an East Jefferson General Hospital volunteer.

Benefits of Volunteering

Volunteering offers many benefits, including:

  • Flexible weekday and weekend work hours
  • A sense of satisfaction from serving your community
  • Opportunities to network, build your resume, and learn more about healthcare careers
  • Social and recognition events
  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Opportunities to learn new things and keep your skills current
  • Eligible to receive discounted or free Wellness Center membership based on hours served
  • Participation in health and wellness screenings

Becoming a volunteer is easy. You can also apply online by clicking here or come by our Volunteer Services office, located on the first floor of the hospital for an application. Our staff will assist you individually to complete the process and match you with a department or area that you are most interested in. For more information, call (504) 503-5548.


Become a Volunteer Today!

To Find Out More

For more information about becoming an EJGH volunteer, call the Volunteer Services office at (504) 503-5548.