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Volunteering Opportunities

Opportunities exist for men, women and teens in many departments at Sturdy Memorial, and at the Sturdy Memorial Associates physician practices. Various positions exist with and without patient contact. Opportunities are available on nursing units. Clerical and customer service positions are also available in many departments.

Qualifications & Requirements

Applicants must be at least 13 years of age, in good health, able to communicate well in English (knowledge of a second language is a plus) and willing to purchase and wear a volunteer uniform. To be considered for volunteer service you will be required to:

  • Complete an application.
  • Have a personal interview with either the Director of Volunteer and Student Services or the Coordinator of Volunteer and Student Services.
  • Sign a Statement of Confidentiality.
  • Agree to have a Criminal Background Check (CORI Check) done if 18 years of age or older.
  • Attend a Hospital Orientation.
  • Be tested annually for Tuberculosis unless you have tested positive in the past.
  • Furnish proof of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) immunization.

In addition to the above requirements, student volunteers (ages 13 to 17) are required to provide a copy of their birth certificates, and furnish at least one letter of recommendation from a member of the clergy or a faculty member from their school. Parents or guardians are required to sign a slip giving their child permission to volunteer.


  • Develop and learn new skills and interests.
  • Make new friends while serving your community.
  • Take pleasure in the knowledge that you are helping others.
  • Free parking.
  • $6.00 meal allowance.
  • $2.50 break allowance.
  • Gain references for future employment.
  • Explore a variety of health related careers.

Opportunities include:

  • Book Cart
  • Cafeteria
  • Cardiac Rehab
  • Case Management
  • Copy Center/Mailroom
  • Craft Cart
  • Credit & Collection
  • Day Surgery
  • Dietary
  • Environmental Service
  • Human Resources
  • Imaging
  • Information Desk
  • Laundry
  • Occupational Health Service
  • Patient Liaisons
  • Respiratory Care
  • Security
  • Special Projects
  • Storeroom
  • Transportation
  • Volunteer Office
  • Patient Registration & Escort Service
  • Unit Aides
  • Wound Management Services

Other opportunities include:

  • Attleboro Area Medical Equipment
  • Attleboro Medical Associates
  • Emory Medical Associates
  • The Foxboro Center for Women's & Family Health
  • Mansfield Health Center
  • North Attleborough Medical Center
  • Norton Medical Center
  • Plainville Family Practice
  • Pleasant Street Pediatrics
  • Rehoboth/Seekonk Medical Center
  • South Avenue Pediatrics
  • Sturdy Pediatric Associates

Student Opportunities

Opportunities are available in many departments of the Hospital for high school juniors or seniors to shadow members of our staff for approximately three hours. Students participating in this program must dress appropriately and be in good health. Contact your guidance department to make arrangements.

Opportunities are also available in some departments for college students to fulfill internship requirements. Contact the department directly or the Volunteer and Student Services Office for more details.

For more information about Volunteer Services and opportunities to volunteer at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, call (508) 236-8800 or email

Awards & Recognition

Senior (adult) volunteers receive certificates for 25 to 99 hours of service. A pin is awarded for the completion of 100 hours of service. Pins are awarded for each additional 500 hours of service (500, 1,000, 1,500, etc.) up to 10,000 hours - thereafter, pins are given for each additional 1,000 hours (11,000, 12,000, etc.).

Junior (student) volunteers receive certificates for 20 to 49 hours of service. A pin is awarded for the completion of 50 hours of service. Thereafter, a numeral is given out for each 100 hours of service (200, 300, 400, etc.).

Home Volunteers

For all the knitters out in the community who would like to make a difference in the life of a patient, here are some ways to put your talents to work for your community hospital:

  • Knit caps for our newborns, who receive a hand knitted cap upon their arrival.
  • Knit or crochet baby blankets or sweater sets for our newborns.
  • Knit or crochet lap robes for patients.
  • Knit toecaps for patients who must wear foot or leg casts.

When done, bring the item(s) to the Volunteer and Student Services Office at Sturdy Memorial Hospital.