Volunteer at Northern Nevada Health System

Hospital patients, families, guests and staff have benefited tremendously from the commitment of men and women who have been part of a dedicated volunteer team. When you volunteer, you join a group who is an integral part of our hospital family. When you become a hospital volunteer, we can match your skills, interests, experience and availability with our open volunteer positions.

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Gain the satisfaction that comes from knowing that you make a difference in the lives of patients, staff and your community.
  • Gain firsthand knowledge of what nurses, doctors and other medical staff really do each day.
  • Meet other volunteers and staff who may become good friends and associates of yours.
  • Realize that your services are needed every day and night and add to the care provided at the hospital.
  • Do work that is valued by patients and staff. You will gain a rewarding experience in helping others.
  • Holiday and appreciation luncheons.

Qualifications for Volunteering

  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and have an interest in helping others.
  • Be able to conduct yourself with dignity, courtesy and with consideration of others.
  • Endeavor to make your work professional in quality.
  • Hold as absolutely confidential, all information that may be obtained directly or indirectly concerning patients, doctors or personnel.
  • Must be dependable and honor your commitment.
  • Be able to perform assigned tasks.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Admitting
  • Book cart / goodwill ambassador
  • Emergency room
  • Information / front desk
  • Mission services / spiritual care
  • Patient concierge team
  • Pet therapy
  • Same-day surgery / ICU (second floor waiting room)

Requirements for Volunteering

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Attend a ½ day volunteer orientation session.
  • Schedule an interview with Angie Rodriguez. Call 775-355-6567 for more information.
  • Undergo a criminal background check.
  • Complete required lab work, including a urine test for drug screening, a blood draw to check your resistance level for childhood diseases and a QuantiFERON blood test for tuberculosis.
  • Must understand that the services provided to the hospital are donated without contemplation of compensation or future employment, and given for humanitarian, religious or charitable reasons.

How to Become a Volunteer

Read the Volunteer Program Handbook so you have a full understanding of the requirements and responsibilities to volunteer at NNHS. Then complete and submit the form below and one of our representatives will contact you soon.



Employment and Volunteer History


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Emergency Contact

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Pet Therapy

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