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Volunteer at University of Colorado Hospital



Volunteers play an extremely important role at University of Colorado Hospital. Volunteers provide the personal touch that enriches the hospital experience for:

  • Patients
  • Families
  • Visitors
  • Staff

In 2010, over 500 people volunteered at UCH. These generous volunteers logged more than 60,000 hours of service in more than 75 areas, a $1.25 million savings for the hospital.

Volunteer positions are available for:

  • Teens (Minimum age is 16; apply in April for summer teen program)
  • College students
  • Adults

View volunteer positions

Find out about the PFCC Advisory Council

Contact Volunteer Services

To contact Volunteer Services with questions, or to schedule your interview, call (720) 848-1886 or e-mail  

Shadowing Opportunities

University of Colorado Hospital receives many requests for "shadowing" – where a visitor to UCH observes doctors, nurses, therapists, technicians, and other healthcare providers as they care for patients or perform their day-to-day duties.


The Educational Observation Program (EOP) at UCH is designed to provide a structured educational experience for those visitors.


Sponsors and observers

In order to participate in the program, visitors to UCH ("participants" or "observers") must have a sponsor – a UCH employee who has made arrangements for the observation and who will accompany the observer at all times during the visit.

  • Observers must be at least 18 years old and a high school graduate.
  • There is a lifetime limit of 12 hours for observers.
  • Any UCH employee can be a sponsor.

If you are a UCH employee who wants to sponsor a participant in the program, please review the "algorithm" and "procedures and checklists" documents below to begin the process.


EOP documents

For sponsors and observers For observers
Contract Observer Information Sheet
  Participant Orientation
For sponsors Participant Orientation Test
Algorithm (to determine if EOP is suitable) Confidentiality Agreement
EOP Procedures and Checklists



Contact Rita Alexander, Volunteer Services manager, at x84068

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Volunteer Services

University of Colorado Hospital
12605 East 16th Ave.
PO Box 6510, F771
Aurora, CO 80045
720- 848-1886

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