Volunteer Services

Thank you for your interest in volunteering. YNHH Volunteer Services in conjunction with the department of Infection Prevention and Senior Leadership has formatted a strategic phased approach to accepting volunteers back into the hospital. The first phase will consist of individuals who were actively volunteering prior to the pandemic.

Due to the abundance of applications received over the past few months, we are temporarily pausing our acceptance of new adult and college applications. Please check back for updates. 

Previous applicants: If you applied during COVID and are still interested, please do not re-apply. Please email us to confirm that your application is still on file at [email protected].

To ensure the safety and well-being of our patients, communities we serve, staff and volunteers, the hospital is requiring all volunteers be vaccinated including the booster.      


Volunteer programs

Hope Program

The H.O.P.E. (Having an Opportunity to Prepare for Employment) Program is a job-skills training program for community residents. Participants become YNHH volunteers, enroll in a variety of training opportunities and serve in numerous capacities throughout the health system as they prepare to re-enter the workforce. Please take the first step by completing this application online and submitting to the email address, fax number or mailing to the address listed on the application. 

pdf Download the Hope Program application (Fillable PDF)

High School Program

Yale New Haven Hospital is one of the top hospitals in the United States and is proud to have a well-established and popular High School Volunteer Program. We are excited to announce we are currently accepting applicants for the 2022 Fall High School Volunteer Program. 

Students interested in learning more about the healthcare field, giving back to their community, and exploring possible career paths are invited to apply. Students must be 15 years of age and fully vaccinated for COVID-19, including the booster. Students need to be available to commit to the 10-week program and volunteer a minimum of 20 hours to the hospital. You will be assigned 1 day during the week at either the York Street Campus or Saint Raphael Campus and volunteering a total of 2 hours per week (3 pm - 5 pm). Upon receipt of your application, you will be invited to an informational ZOOM interview. 

If you are interested in applying for the 2022 Fall Volunteer Program, please: 

  1. Review the Fall High School Volunteer Information Guide.
  2. Complete the application and submit to [email protected]  by Aug. 19, 2022.

Contact Volunteer Services

York Street Campus

Saint Raphael Campus