DP Phillips Hospital

How old do I have to be to volnteer?

15 for Teens & 18 and up for Adults

Will volunteering help me secure a paid job at Dr. P Phillips Hospital?

No, volunteering in not a means for employment

Can I begin volunteering tomorrow?

No, due to the sensitivity and intensity of issues encountered in a hospital, we have an extensive screening process that includes:

  • Criminal Background Check
  • TB Test
  • Drug/Alcohol Urinalysis
  • Verification of 2 references

After the above have been completed, we will schedule your interview and orientation, then get you assigned to a location to begin volunteering!

Do my hours carry over to another Orlando Health facility?


Where do I get my drug/alcohol screening and TB Test?

Information will be given to you at your interview. The screenings and TB test are done free of charge at Orlando Health's Occupational Health Office.

Can I volunteer in more than one area?

Yes, you may work in more than one area, as long as you work a minimum of 4 hours per shift in each.

Can I volunteer more than one day per week?

Yes, you may work more than one day per week.

What if I am going on vacation or otherwise need to take time from my volunteering schedule?

We ask that you notify us in advance so an alternate can be assigned.

What are the benefits provided to the volunteer by the hospital?

You are provided free parking, given a free meal (up to $5 value) in the cafeteria for each 4 hour shift we provide you with either a polo shirt or smock. We also have two recognition events each year.

What about parking at the hospital?

Parking is free in our patient/guest parking lot.

Do I have to wear a uniform?

Yes, a smock or polo shirt is provided and to be worn with slacks (NO DENIM) and closed-toed closed-heal shoes, with socks.

Can my spouse volunteer with me at the same time?


Can I serve my court ordered community service hours at the hospital?

No, Orlando Health does not accept applications from those attempting to complete Court Ordered Community Service hours

I need to finish my community service hours for school and I only have 20 hours left. Can I volunteer?

Yes, if the following applies:

  • Are you 15 years old?
  • Currently enrolled in High School (or equivalent) and maintain a ā€œCā€ average or above?
  • Willing to complete a screening process that includes a Criminal Background Check, Drug/Alcohol Urinalysis, and Tuberculosis Skin Test (PPD)?
  • Willing to commit to completing the entire session for which you are applying?
  • Have reliable transportation to and from Dr. P. Phillips Hospital?

Can I come in whenever I have the time to volunteer?

No, due to scheduling of staff and other volunteers a regular schedule is required

I want to volunteer. What do I do now?

Either complete the on-line application or contact the Volunteer Office at 321.842.8615 or 407.351.8530 to request an application.