summa western reserve hospital volunteers

Volunteers & Experiential Learning at Western Reserve Hospital

At Summa Western Reserve Hospital, volunteers are valuable members of the team. Volunteers assist staff in providing the highest quality care for our patients, families and visitors. Volunteers work in most departments doing such tasks as customer service, transport, clerical and more. Volunteers report that volunteering at Summa Western Reserve Hospital is very rewarding and that everyone is very appreciative of the time being given to the hospital.

Those interested in volunteering can apply online below or call the volunteer department to request an application. Individuals are asked to provide two references, undergo a criminal background check and be interviewed. Once accepted into the program, volunteers are required to attend orientation and get tested for Tuberculosis which is paid for by the hospital. Volunteers must attend two mandatory trainings a year and may be asked to receive additional training depending on their assigned department.

Most volunteers work one to four shifts a week. Volunteers receive a uniform jacket upon hire. A complimentary meal from the cafeteria is given to those who volunteer for at least four hours in a shift.

Those interested in volunteering can click the link below to submit an online volunteer application:

Volunteer Application Form

or contact the volunteer manager below

Julia Drinkard, Volunteers/Human Resource Specialist
Pone: (330) 971-7091

Experiential Learning

Western Reserve Hospital offers a variety of learning opportunities for those wishing to experience working in a hospital environment. If you are interested in an experience for academic credit or for career exposure, please complete the required forms as listed below and return as instructed. Please note that the approval process may take up to 30 days.

A tuberculosis test is required for all learning experiences. Per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations, you must have either a double 2-step TB skin test (PPD) or a quantiferon blood draw. The 2-step test must have been completed within the last three months (or within the last 12 months with a 1-step test within the last three months). A quantiferon test should be in the last 30 days. Return all forms to Once approved by the department, you will be notified and can then be scheduled for your experience.