Volunteer activity is suspended
With the continued concern regarding the COVID-19 virus, our utmost responsibility as a healthcare system is to keep our patients, employees, volunteers and visitors safe.
Effective March 9, 2020, volunteer support across the Yale New Haven Health System, including Bridgeport Hospital, has been suspended.
We will update this page as soon as the volunteer restriction is lifted.
Bridgeport Hospital’s Volunteer Program provides a rewarding opportunity for individuals over the age of 15. Volunteers generally contribute a minimum of four hours a week for at least six months. There are a variety of volunteer roles to fit individual time schedules, abilities and interests. Volunteers may work directly with patients or choose to work behind the scenes.
Behind the Scenes: Volunteers who are placed in a behind the scenes assignment assist staff with clerical duties, deliveries and light computer work.
Customer Service: Volunteers in a customer service position assist patients, visitors and staff navigate throughout the hospital or provide service to customers in the hospital’s gift shop.
Patient Support: Volunteers placed in a patient support assignment provide assistance to patients and staff in clinic as well as inpatient areas. Assignments may vary between moderate or intense patient support.
Adult volunteers are expected to contribute four hours per week for at least six months. The first step is to complete an application. Please call Volunteer Services for more information, 203-384-3330.
Academic Year Program (September - May)
College students are expected to volunteer once a week for four hours for at least six months. Please call Volunteer Services for more information, 203-384-3330.
Summer Program (May - August)
The Summer College program requires a minimum nine-week commitment during the months of May - August, working eight hours per week. Summer 2021 student programs are still unconfirmed. Please check back for updates.
High School Program
Bridgeport Hospital has a Summer High School volunteer program (late June through mid-August). Interested students must participate in a group interview. Summer 2021 student programs are still unconfirmed. Please check back for updates.