Volunteer Information

The volunteers who serve at Covenant HealthCare prove that anyone can be a hero just by giving a little bit of themselves to people in need. Volunteers help Covenant fulfill its mission to serve the individuals and the community that depend on them. Just like its staff and patients, Covenant volunteers represent all ages, cultures and backgrounds.

Volunteers provide a dimension of care and service to patients as well as empathy for families and visitors – while supporting staff and physicians in an effort to provide quality care.

 Covenant is looking for individuals who want to share their time and talent and help those in need. Covenant volunteers assist in providing a variety of services that benefit patients, family members, visitors, Covenant staff, and members of the medical staff.

*Volunteers must be able to provide a minimum of 4 hours on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. A minimum commitment of 40 hours is required.

Applications can be picked up at any Covenant Information Desk or by clicking the appropriate online volunteer application below. Please note that some volunteer positions (including Cuddlers) may have wait lists and others only recruit periodically, hosting informational events prior to training.

If you need an application mailed to you, please contact Volunteer Services at 989.583.4189 or by email.  You may also print an application here.


Volunteers support patients, visitors and staff in the following areas.

Clerical/Office Support

  • Breast Diagnostic Center
  • Business Development
  • Cardiac Research
  • Clerical
  • Diabetic Education
  • Pastoral Care
  • VNA - Hospice
  • Wound Healing Center

Patient Interaction

  • Cancer Care/Infusion Therapy
  • Cancer Resource Center
  • Canine Therapy (see requirements here)
  • RNICU Cuddler (minimum 1 year commitment)
  • Emergency Care Center
  • Eucharistic Minister
  • Gift Cart
  • Greeter
  • Helping Hands/Pediatric Play Therapy
  • Imaging & Diagnostics
  • Outpatient Surgery
  • Patient Ambassadors (see requirements here)
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (see requirements here)
  • Recreational Therapy
  • VNA - Hospice
  • Wayfinders

Non-Patient Interaction

  • Child Care Center
  • Nutrition Services/Greeter
  • Popcorn
  • Reach Out and Read
  • Surgical Waiting
  • Trauma Department - Safety City

Staff Support

  • Gift Shop
  • Grounds Keeping
  • Information Desk
  • Messenger/Mail Delivery

Special Events/Committees

  • Covenant Kids
  • Harvest Gathering
  • Red Carpet
  • Special Services
  • Spring Fling
  • Tree of Love
  • Volunteer Advisory Board

Special Projects (Patterns Available)

Face Masks

The global demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) has created a severe shortage of PPE across the world. While regular distribution channels ramp up, you can help by making a donation to support our COVID-19 response, including obtaining and producing protective gear for our caregivers.

For those wishing to sew personal-use masks, please use either of the guides below which are approved acceptable by Covenant.

Face Mask Sewing Instructions & Pattern - Covenant Approved
Face Mask Pattern Only - Covenant Approved

MiHIA Face Mask Sewing Instructions & Pattern - Covenant Approved

Important note: At this time, personal-use masks should not replace medically necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) required for isolation patients and other situations. Infection Prevention and Control procedures must be followed at all times. The goal is to support our staff and patients while conserving critical PPE for situations in which it is required.

Students — Find a Special Way to Serve Your Community!

Covenant is pleased to offer high school students the opportunity to volunteer in a hospital setting. This program offers young people:

  • The chance to make a difference
  • The opportunity to observe and gain valuable insight into various types of health care careers
  • The opportunity to personally grow and develop self-esteem
  • The opportunity to learn new skills and gain experience
  • The opportunity to receive community service hours and to meet high school and college requirements of volunteer service
  • The opportunity to share your talents, skill and interests
  • The opportunity to make new friends and have fun!

Student Requirements:
All high school students applying for the program must:

  • Be 16 years of age or older and currently enrolled in a high school or home-school program
  • Maintain a "B" average school grade or better
  • Obtain a favorable recommendation from a teacher or counselor
  • Be in good physical and emotional health
  • Have the consent and support of parent or guardian

After acceptance to our program, the student will be required to:

  • Complete a 2-step PPD/TB test
  • Attend a comprehensive orientation program - held in May or June (mandatory)
  • Make a commitment to volunteer a minimum 40 hours, prior to receiving verification of volunteer work

How to Apply
Applications for the High School Volunteer Program are accepted January 1 - March 31. Students who meet the criteria mentioned above may complete the online student application. Any questions can be directed to Volunteer Services via email or by contacting 989.583.6040.