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Become a Volunteer at Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill (DHCI)

The Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill (DHCI) welcomes volunteers! Please review the information below to find out more about volunteering at DHCI.

Volunteer Job Opportunities

The following volunteer opportunities are available at DHCI. Read more about each opportunity in the DHCI Volunteer Application Packet.

  • Activity Assistant
  • Friendly Visitor
  • Beauty Shop Assistant
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Library Assistant
  • Gift Shop Assistant
  • Office Assistant
  • Donation Room Organizer
  • Information Desk Volunteer

Volunteer FAQs

How do I apply to become a volunteer?
Information about the application and screening process is included in the DHCI Volunteer Application Packet. Briefly, persons interested in volunteering should review the packet, complete an application, and schedule an interview with the volunteer coordinator. Individuals who are considered a good fit and offered a volunteer position will be scheduled to attend a two-hour training session.

How do I set up an interview to become a volunteer?
Contact the Volunteer Services Coordinator to schedule an appointment for an interview. Contact information is included in the DHCI Volunteer Application Packet.

Is there a minimum time commitment required to volunteer?
Volunteers are asked to commit to at least one 3 to 4 hour shift per week for at least 6 months.

When is the best time to apply to volunteer?
Due to holiday preparations and programs, it is highly recommended that interested volunteers consider applying prior to October 1st or after February 1st.

Do you have a program for high school students in the summer time?
Yes. Student summer volunteer program applications are due by May 1st. Student summer orientation is held on two dates which are announced in early spring. The minimum age for volunteering without a parent is 14 years old. 

Is a flu vaccination required to volunteer?
Flu vaccinations are required from the end of September through May 1st. Volunteers must submit proof of vaccination and may be required to receive or to show proof of TB test. Flu shots and TB tests are available free of charge to volunteers.

DHCI Volunteer Application Packet

The following information is included in the DHCI Volunteer Application Packet:

  • Volunteer FAQs
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Volunteer Application
  • Commitment of Confidentiality Form
  • Student Application Form
  • Volunteer Services Applicant Survey
  • Child Abuse Registry Request Form
Download the DHCI Volunteer Application Packet here.


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