Volunteer Services

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at New London Hospital (NLH) or Newport Health Center. As a small local hospital, we greatly value such support from our community members.

Application requirements and process

Adult volunteer requirements

  • Age 18 or older
  • Annual influenza immunization
  • Commitment to at least 6 months of service preferred
  • Copy of immunization record
  • Criminal background check from New Hampshire State Police and background check from the Bureau of Adult and Elderly Services.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) test may be required

Student volunteer requirements

  • Age 16 or over
  • Annual influenza immunization
  • Commitment to at least 60 hours of service preferred (School-required community service hours will not be signed for until the full specified commitment is met.)
  • Copy of immunization record
  • Completed Principal Recommendation form. This form may be picked up at NLH.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) test may be required
  • Criminal background check and fingerprints from local police station for 17-year-olds who want to volunteer in ABCs Child Care Center

Application process

Please fill out and submit the appropriate application form to Volunteer Services.

After reviewing your application, we will contact you to schedule an interview. During this meeting, we will tour New London Hospital or Newport Health Center together, review the tasks for which you might be interested in volunteering, and schedule a Volunteer Orientation.

If both parties agree to move forward, we will ask you to:

  • Acquire a smock or vest, which is required to be worn when volunteering
  • Complete an information form for a Bureau of Adult and Elderly Services background check and the New Hampshire Criminal Background Check
  • Have a photo taken for your volunteer ID badge
  • Provide your immunization record
  • If you have not had a recent TB test, we will schedule a time for you to meet with our Health Nurse for that purpose.
  • Review volunteer service descriptions and determine an area of interest
  • Work with Volunteer Services to determine any additional follow-up steps. This may include an interview with a member of the department where you may become a volunteer.

Your volunteer training will depend on where you are placed. Some departments require new volunteers to "shadow" a seasoned volunteer in order to learn necessary skills.

Apply now

Apply to become a volunteer filling out an application. You can apply online, or by downloading a PDF application and mailing it to us.

Current volunteer opportunities

Volunteer opportunities may be available in the areas below. Please call our office to inquire about current openings.

Volunteering at events

Visit our Events and Classes page to learn about events at New London Hospital. Share your interests in these events your volunteer application.

ABCs Child Care Center

  • Assistant to teachers
  • Office Support

Community Relations and Development

  • Administrative and event support

Emergency Department (age 18 or older)

  • Patient support


  • Recycling Program
  • Grounds and maintenance

Flower care

  • Distribution of donated flowers

Friends Gift Shop

  • Customer service and sales

Front desk

  • Information
  • Greeting
  • Reception

Mail room

  • Sorting and delivery of mail throughout the hospital and delivery to the post office

Medical/Surgical Inpatient Unit

  • Patient support

Newport Health Center

  • Clerical and administrative support
  • Information Desk
  • Reading Program