Volunteer Positions

Below are some of the volunteer placement opportunities at Summerlin Hospital:

Where You Can Work

  • Lobby Information Desk
  • Emergency Department Information Desk (must be 18)
  • Outpatient Surgery Desk
  • Medical Office Building

Responsibilities: Visit families of patients to offer support, escort patients and their families to their destination and assist the staff. Volunteers who are assigned this area of interest will work in medical units and outpatient areas within the following departments:

  • Radiology
  • Surgery
  • Emergency Department

Clinical and Nursing Services

Children’s Medical Center: Pediatrics

Responsibilities: Assist patients with age-appropriate recreational and diversional experiences under the direction of the Nursing Staff and/or Child Life Specialists.

Where you can work:

  • Inpatient Units Pediatrics and NICU
  • Pediatric Emergency Department


Responsibilities: Greet and escort patients, provide directions and non-medical information.

Where you can work:

  • Wound Care

Adult Patient Care Units

Responsibilities: Visit with patients, run errands for patients and staff, distribute water and juice and reading material.

Where you can work:

  • Rehab
  • Women’s Services
  • Oncology
  • Emergency Department
  • Medical Surgical Unit
  • General Medicine Telemetry
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
  • The Birth Place
  • Pre/Op and Recovery Care Unit

Pet Therapy

Responsibilities: Visit patients and visitors accompanied by your certified therapy dog. You must own your dog and receive visitation approval. 

Dogs who participate in the Pet Therapy Program must meet the following requirements:

  1. Must be at least one year of age.
  2. Must have documentation of current inoculations.
  3. Must have a documented yearly physical on file.
  4. Must be kept on a leash or pet carrier at all times when entering and traveling within facility.
  5. Must have passed an obedience class, (A.K.C) and/or Good Citizen Test. Must have current membership card on file for a nationally recognized therapy dog organization.

Volunteer Handlers who participate in the Therapy Dog Program must meet the following requirements:

  1. Must carry liability insurance for their dog and have proof of insurance on file at the hospital.
  2. Pass a TB test when they first enroll in the program, and have a yearly TB test per hospital guideline.
  3. Attend a General Volunteer Orientation without their animals, prior to participation in Pet Therapy.
  4. Must pass a background check.
  5. Must wear the required volunteer uniform during their visits.
  6. Must provide the Volunteer Services Office with their dog’s updated yearly physical.

Where you can work:

  • Medical, Rehab and Outpatient Units
  • Children’s Medical Center