To ensure the safety and well-being of all who enter our hospital, including our volunteers, we have made adjustments to our Volunteer Policy that support our newly implemented Patient Safety Measures.

How can I help?

Please see our information on different ways you can help.

Is UMMS in need of volunteers?

The role of volunteers is an important part of the service and care we provide to our patients. This need is greater than ever as we face the COVID-19 pandemic together. If you are not already a volunteer, please contact your local hospital to inquire about new opportunities for volunteers at this time.

Am I able to volunteer?

Volunteers will be asked to participate in a screening process before entering the hospital. If you meet any of the following criteria, you will be temporarily prohibited from volunteering at any University of Maryland Medical System hospital during the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and until further notice.

The following individuals may not serve as volunteers:

  • Individuals with signs and symptoms of acute upper respiratory infection, those infected with COVID-19, or those for whom COVID-19 test results are pending.
  • Individuals who have come in contact with an individual infected with COVID-19.
  • Individuals 70 years or older or with comorbid and immunosuppressive conditions.
  • Pregnant women.
  • Children under the age of 18.