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When you contribute just a few hours a week or month, you can make a big difference in the lives of patients, visitors and staff at Portsmouth Regional Hospital–and you'll probably notice how much you benefit, too!

Volunteers at Portsmouth help us expand the capacity of our staff, provide top-quality and cost-effective healthcare services, enhance patient care and satisfaction and extend the reach of our services into the community.

Volunteer Opportunities

You may be just the right person to:

  • Staff the patient check-in desk or information desk and transfer incoming calls to patient rooms
  • Greet and provide directions to patients and visitors
  • Deliver flowers, postal mail, newspapers, morning wake-up calls and coffee and printouts of email messages to patients
  • Provide community information to families in our waiting areas
  • Power our Book Cart and share good reads with patients who are staying with us
  • Offer companionship and support to patients
  • Serve as clerical and other support to nonpatient departments and carry out errands for staff members
  • Assist in patient discharge, patient transport, fill water pitchers in patient rooms, visit with patients and family members

Volunteer opportunities encompass a variety of activities and hospital departments, such as:

  • Admitting
  • Case Management
  • Chaplaincy program, lay chaplains, spiritual support
  • Computer projects
  • Emergency Department
  • Gift Shop
  • Guest Services
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Maternity
  • Materials Management
  • Medical Library
  • Oncology Clinic
  • Patient care and support
  • Radiology
  • Reiki / Integrative Care
  • Wound Care Center

Volunteer Benefits

As a Portsmouth volunteer, some of the great benefits you'll enjoy include:

  • Free parking
  • Complimentary meal during your work period
  • Educational and social events created especially for volunteers
  • Annual volunteer recognition ceremony
  • Flexible volunteer hours

Become a Volunteer

Learn new skills, develop new interests, make new friends and understand more about how a hospital works. Contact our Volunteer and Hospitality Services office to make an appointment and find a volunteer assignment that fits your interests and schedule.

Call 603.433.4002 today and learn how you can join the Portsmouth Hospital family of volunteers.