Volunteer

A wide variety of opportunities at Hilo Medical Center

Volunteers are an essential part of the hospital, performing a variety of services to help patients, visitors and staff. Being a volunteer is an experience full of personal rewards and positive interaction. For a volunteer application, contact our volunteer office at: (808) 932-3165.

Eligibility Requirements

A wide variety of opportunities at Hilo Medical Center!

Must be 16 years old and able to commit to 6 months of service or 50 hours.
Normal processing takes about 2-3 weeks.

• $45 Processing Fee (includes State & Federal Criminal Background checks and picture ID Badge)

⦁ Mandatory Orientation

⦁ Health Requirements

Volunteer Opportunities:

Aloha Cart: Deliver patient comfort items to patients
Transporter: Assist with discharges and various errands.
Nurse Aide/Ward Clerk Aide: Assist with discharges, distribute meals to patients, fill water pitchers, etc.
Long Term Care Recreation Aide: Socialize and exercise with residents.
General Clerical: Answer phones, file, light typing, copy & staple, assemble packets, errands, etc.
Pharmacy Aide: Label products, file, run errands and update inventory.
Physical Therapy Aide: Assist physical therapists with patients.
Seamstress: Sew and mend.
Laundry Aide: Fold small pieces of laundry.
Gardener: Water plants, pull weeds and assist with landscaping projects.
Dietician Aide: Assist with modification of select menus and light clerical duties.
Wheelchair Maintenance: Repair and service wheelchairs.

Hilo Medical Center

Ranked 4 Stars by CMS

As the Big Island’s leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care, Hilo Medical Center delivers a full range of services and programs on our 20-acre campus. Hilo Medical Center is licensed for 157 beds for acute care and 35 beds for long-term care. We have 1,100 employees and a medical staff comprised of 250 community physicians, physician assistants and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, representing 33 specialties.

With East Hawaii Health, a department of Ka’u Hospital, we have a network of 12 outpatient clinics offering primary and specialty care. The hospital is a Level III Trauma Center which includes the second busiest emergency room in the state that provides 24-hour care to more than 50,000 patients annually.

Hilo Medical Center has been nationally recognized for exceptional care as a “Top Performing” hospital. CMS ranked HMC 4 stars for Overall Quality, putting HMC among the top 20% of hospitals in the nation, the top 5 hospitals in the state and the only 4-star ranked hospital on Hawaii Island.