Information on Requirements

Requirements for Applicants

Applications to volunteer at MUSC Health are accepted during application windows or year-round depending on your location's availability. Must be at least 14 years of age to apply. Every person that applies is not selected to volunteer in the program. We recruit based our needs and place volunteers based on their interests, schedule, and completion of our onboarding checklist. Volunteer placement is contingent on an approved background check, health screening and clearance, and completed orientation. Quality patient care and the commitment to excellence is our goal so we look for people that can help us achieve that outcome. 

Once you have submitted your application, you will be called in for an interview. We ask you to allow one week for processing and scheduling.

If you are selected to our program:

  • You must commit to a minimum of one to three hour shift per week on the same day and time to fulfill a minimum of 100 volunteer hours per year.

  • You will sign permission for a SLED background check during your interview. 

  • You will be scheduled for a health screening at MUSC Employee Health Services. We will request an appointment that fits your schedule, to be determined during the interview process. Applicants will be given a TB test and are required to present a copy of their immunization records at the time of their health screening. 
    • Hep B, Varicella, MMR, and TDAP vaccination records will be reviewed and Flu shots are required (yearly- October through April) and provided at no cost to MUSC Volunteers. 
  • You will go through a virtual Orientation for Volunteers. This orientation will help you learn about the organization, its culture, and its expectations.

Requirements for MUSC Students or Employees

Applicants who are students or employees within MUSC must be cleared for patient contact through MUSC Employee Health Services. A volunteer badge will be created and volunteer access will be added to their student/employee badge if necessary. Volunteer virtual orientation can be substituted by their Annual Mandatory online trainings.

 Requirements for Current Volunteers

All volunteers are required to review the Hospital Mandatory Review every year. Please review the Annual Review Booklet and complete the post test.

Submit your Annual Review post test before your scheduled deadline. Contact us if you do not know your due date.