Bon Secours volunteers make a difference in the lives of others – whether they work with families, visitors, community members, or those behind the scenes.

Volunteers play a crucial role in the function and teamwork at Bon Secours Hampton Roads facilities and are considered a valuable resource and an asset to our job of caring for the sick. Our Bon Secours volunteers make a difference in the lives of others and play a vital role in supporting our mission of providing "Good Help To Those In Need." For that reason, a volunteer at Bon Secours is expected to be the kind of person who has the desire to be of service to others, shows compassion for others, and shows patience in all situations.

While our three adult volunteer programs only accept applicants over the age of 18, each facility also offers a flexible a Junior / Student Volunteer program as well as volunteer opportunities for college students. 

Volunteer at Bon Secours
At Bon Secours, we expect that all our applicants should be sincerely committed to helping others, dependable, and able to work independently because of the very demanding nature of healthcare.

In order to apply for a volunteer position, you must be at least 18 years of age and graduated from high school. If you are under the age of 18 and interested in volunteering, you may be eligible for our Junior Volunteer Programs.

How do I apply?

To apply for the Bon Secours volunteer program, please complete the following steps. This process may vary per hospital:

Review the Volunteer Handbook.
The information provided in the Volunteer Handbook outlines information that will prepare you to actively volunteer. You can review the handbooks below. They will be discussed during the interview process:  

DePaul Medical Center Handbook 

Maryview Medical Center Handbook

Complete the Online Application.
The online volunteer application should be submitted before scheduling an interview. Once you click the “Continue” button at the end of the form, the application is automatically submitted to Volunteer Services. Our application reviewing process takes approximately 1-2 weeks. We will be in contact via email with a suggested date for an interview. 

Attend an Interview. 
Prospective volunteers will be invited to an interview with the Volunteer Services Manager.

After the interview, you may be required to: 

Submit to a Criminal Background Check.

Undergo a Tuberculosis Skin Test (aka PPD).
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Center for Disease Control require healthcare volunteers to have two Tuberculosis (PPD) skin tests before beginning volunteering and a follow-up survey questionnaire every year while in active volunteer status. The TB skin tests are free. Details and instructions will be given after acceptance into the program.

Have a flu shot prior to or during flu season.

Complete The Volunteer Orientation.

Commit your Time.  
The Volunteer Services program involves a serious commitment of time and dedication from each volunteer. Volunteer Service requires a year-round commitment. Therefore, we ask all applicants to be prepared to volunteer a minimum of one 4-hour shift once a week or a total of 100-170 hours per year, depending on the location (excluding Pet Therapist and Eucharistic Ministers). You are encouraged to thoughtfully consider this commitment prior to applying. 

Volunteer positions are based on the needs of the hospital. Volunteer requests made by the department and the day/time the volunteer is available are also a factor in determining assignments.

Purchase and Wear a Uniform.

Please note, our Hampton Roads facilities do not offer volunteer opportunities to satisfy mandated court-appointed service requirements.

Have questions about volunteering in Hampton Roads? Please contact:

DePaul Medical Center
Mynik Taylor
Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center Volunteer Manager
150 Kingsley Lane
Norfolk, VA 23505
phone: (757) 889-5164
fax: (757) 889-5670
Mynik_Taylor@bshsi.org

Maryview Medical Center: 
Sherry Wyatt Hill
Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center Volunteer Director
3636 High Street
Portsmouth, VA 23707
Phone: (757) 398-2314
Fax: (757) 399-2758
Sherry_Hill2@bshsi.org

Mary Immaculate Hospital: 
Gwendolyn Appleton
Volunteer Coordinator
Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital 
757-886-6073
Gwendolyn_Appleton@bshsi.org

Volunteer Application

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Bon Secours. Our volunteers are highly valued members of our team. Please select your preferred volunteer location below, click submit and complete your application.