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  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Completion of all the steps in the volunteer process
  • Commit to completing a minimum total of 50 hours


Adult volunteers are accepted throughout the year. The following steps are required to become a volunteer at Ochsner:

Step 1: Application

The volunteer application can be found here or in the volunteer services office. Once you have completely filled out the application, you will be considered for the following steps.

Step 2: Interview

A volunteer services team member will contact you to schedule an interview. Your acceptance and placement will be based on your interests and the needs of Ochsner.

Step 3: Orientation

Upon acceptance, you will be invited to a mandatory orientation. This covers Ochsner's policies and procedures, expectations and guidelines for volunteers, as well as safety and security.

Step 4: Screenings

Following orientation, prospective adult volunteers will schedule a health screening provided by the Ochsner Employee Health Department. Adult volunteers will also have a background check completed. (Junior volunteers will complete the health screening process separately and also submit letters of recommendation.)

Step 5: Placement and Scheduling

After completing your health screening requirements, you should call the volunteer office to determine your volunteer placement, schedule, and start date.

Step 6: First day of volunteering

On your first day, you will receive your ID badge and a volunteer services team member will escort you to your placement and introduce you to your supervisor.

For further information, please contact us at 504-842-5085.

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