Volunteering Opportunities

  • We will begin accepting student applications on November 1, 2014. We continue to accept adult applications on an on-going basis.

Volunteer Services are vital to the Lake Forest Hospital mission of optimizing the quality of healthcare for our patients. Our volunteers provide hospital departments and staff with capable, dependable and trained volunteers who contribute thousands of hours of service annually. Our goal is to offer a compassionate presence to our patients, their families and visitors.

More details on the qualifications and benefits of volunteering are below. To apply, complete our Volunteer Application Form. (Please note: a new window with the application will appear.)


  • At least 16 years old (with parental consent)
  • Pass criminal background check
  • Complete electronic volunteer application
  • Participate in personal interview
  • Attend hospital orientation for new volunteers
  • Discuss TB testing with manager during interview
  • Provide immunization records for:
         -  Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
         -  Chicken pox (Varicella)
         -  Tetanus (Tdap)
  • Read and comply with Lake Forest Hospital policies
  • Obtain hospital identification badge and uniform
  • Adhere to hospital dress code
  • Complete on-the-job training for assigned volunteer service

We also ask that volunteers not be seeking employment at Lake Forest Hospital.

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Personal growth
  • Free flu shots
  • Increased knowledge of healthcare, hospital programs and services
  • Awareness of hospital community education and wellness presentations
  • Interaction with community-minded, service-oriented people
  • Annual volunteer recognition
  • Discounts at Hospital Gift Shop, Patio Grille and Au Bon Pain

Adult Applicants

We welcome your application at any time of the year.

Student Applicants

Student applications are accepted during the following dates:

  • Summer: Apply after April 15 for summer volunteer sessions (8 weeks in a row)
  • Fall: Apply after August 1 for fall volunteer sessions (12 weeks in a row)
  • Winter: Apply after November 1 for winter volunteer sessions (12 weeks in a row)

Apply Online and Contact Us

To apply, complete our Volunteer Application Form. (Please note: a new window with the application will appear.)

For more information or any questions, please contact Suzy Schreiner at 847.535.6851 or sschreiner@lfh.org.