Step 1. Submit the completed volunteer application and provide one reference letter (current or previous job supervisor, teacher, or other advisors may serve as a reference)
The completed application should be mailed or faxed to one of the following:
Hospital Volunteer Program
MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, 102 Irving St, NW, Washington, D.C. 20010, ATTN: LaShonne Williams-Fraley, Volunteer Services; or fax to 202.829.5161.
Outpatient Volunteer Program
MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network, Administrative Office, 20410 Century Blvd., Suite 215, Germantown, Maryland 20874, ATTN: Monica Solomon; or fax to 301.540.5190.
Step 2. Your application will be carefully reviewed.
You will be contacted if there is a volunteer opportunity that matches your interest and background. Further instructions regarding next steps will be communicated to you regarding your acceptance in the volunteer program. Do not proceed to Step 3 until you have received this notification.
Step 3. Successfully complete a background check
If you are selected for acceptance in our volunteer program, you will need to complete the form "Notice/Authorization and Release for the Procurement of a Consumer and/or Investigative Consumer Report" from your Volunteer Application Packet and return it with your application. Upon successful completion of the criminal background check, required by all hospitals, continue to step 4.
Step 4. Complete a health clearance
Have your health care provider read the Volunteer Health Requirements section in your Volunteer Application Packet. Complete and sign the Volunteer Health Clearance Form. The form requires you to provide documentation of the following:
- Providing Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) immunization documents
- Providing Varicella (chickenpox) immunization documents
- Providing proof of annual Flu vaccination (Required during Flu season)
- Completing a Tuberculosis Skin Test (PPD) or providing recent chest x-ray
Once accepted to the Volunteer Program, we may require another PPD, depending upon the date you received your documented PPD. An additional PPD would be necessary in case the first one is a false negative. Then we will know if at some point you have been exposed to someone with active/contagious TB.
You may choose to get your health clearance done at one of the following locations:
MedStar Washington Hospital Center, East Building
MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
Peninsula Regional Medical Center
Medical access Urgent Care, Walk-in Center
Step 5. Attend an orientation
If you are hospital-based, orientations are held every other Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Outpatient orientation are scheduled by the Clinic Managers. PROFESSIONAL DRESS ONLY (individuals not appropriately dressed will be asked to leave and attend another session) Review the Dress Code in your Volunteer Application Packet. (No Jeans, sandals, etc…)
Step 6. All volunteers are required to have a MedStar NRH Photo ID and Volunteer Name Tag
For volunteers within the hospital you will get this at orientation. For those volunteers working at one of our outpatient sites, you will not need a photo ID but a name badge will be made for you and must be worn at all times.
Step 7. Begin your volunteer assignment on time and as scheduled, and in appropriate attire.
We have included a copy of the dress code in in your Volunteer Application Packet. Failure to meet all volunteer requirements may result in the denial of your application.
For more information on our volunteer programs, please call 202.877.1782.