Adult Volunteer Program

Ochsner Volunteers


  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Completion of the Volunteer Process
  • Commit to completing a minimum total of 50 hours


Adult Volunteers are accepted throughout the year. The following steps are the required practices for becoming 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, we will schedule prospective adult volunteers for a required health screening provided by Ochsner's Employee Health Department. Adult Volunteers will also have a Background Check and two reference checks completed. (Junior Volunteers will have a health screening form and TB test completed by their pediatrician.)

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. 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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