Alert: For the safety of our volunteers, patients, staff and community, we have suspended our volunteer programs at all Riverside hospitals. This is a proactive step to limit the spread of COVID-19 and follows the recommendations of leading health organizations.

Volunteers at RDHW

You offer something no one else can! Share your unique talents with our Riverside Doctors’ Hospital Volunteer Program

Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg volunteers provide important services to our patients and families. We want to help welcome and support everyone who comes through the doors of our facilities. We commit to caring for others as we would care for those we love. The volunteer interaction is typically the first impression patients and visitors have when they arrive at Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg.

If you are looking for a unique opportunity to serve others, and at the same time make new friends and learn new skills, consider volunteering for Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg. We depend a great deal on our volunteers and their gift of time. As we grow and change, volunteers are needed to support our changing environment.

You, as a volunteer, can enjoy a genuine sense of satisfaction from helping others and take pride in being actively involved in a meaningful service. Each year our volunteers contribute thousands of hours helping us provide high quality care to our patients and community. They bring cheerful smiles and an unhurried pleasantness to our patients, their families, friends, our physicians and staff.

Please submit your volunteer application online.

Volunteer opportunities

We have many opportunities, including:

  • Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health team
  • Dietary assistants 
  • Emergency Department assistant
  • Hospitality Desk 
  • Surgery waiting areas in two facilities 
  • Pastoral Care services 
  • Pet Therapy volunteers
  • Med/Surgical assistant 
  • And many other opportunities

If you have a desire to help others, we have lots of options for you, whether you want to volunteer from home or give service on a weekly basis. We are always developing new programs and looking for new ways to support our customers.

Carrie KarnesIf you are willing to give just thee hours a week, we have a position for you! We ask all of our new volunteers to give at least 30 hours of service to our organization. We allow flexible scheduling for most of our volunteers, so you can plan your service around your lifestyle.

Please contact Carrie Karnes at or at 757-585-2221 if you have any questions.