Become a Volunteer

Volunteering with Riverside Tappahannock Hospital is a very rewarding experience with many opportunities. As a volunteer, you will interact and assist with patients, become a part of a great hospital family, and work with others to help make a difference in our community. Our volunteers work with the public, assist visitors around the hospital, or aid members of the healthcare team throughout the hospital.

Generally, we schedule your work schedule based on your availability and the number of hours you wish to devote to the hospital and our patients. As a volunteer with RTH, you are in control of your hours.

Chaplain Volunteer Program

The Chaplaincy Volunteer Program supports patients, families and employees emotional, spiritual and ethical needs at Riverside Tappahannock Hospital. Our Chaplains, rotate call for crisis management and round throughout the hospital daily. Hours are flexible.

Junior Volunteer Program

Each summer, Riverside Tappahannock Hospital invites local teens to experience the world of healthcare as junior volunteers. The Junior Volunteer program consists of two 5 week sessions, open to students who are between the ages of 13 to 18 years old and meet the minimum requirements of the application process. Applications are accepted no later than first week in June for the first session and no later than first week in July for the second session. Students must be in good academic standing, have parental permission and attend mandatory orientation.

Junior Volunteering develops such skills as:

  • Assessing personal strengths and challenges
  • Working effectively in a team
  • Seeking information/advice when it is needed
  • Making decisions
  • Goal-setting, planning and time management
  • Personal responsibility and accountability
  • Dealing with people of power and authority
  • Problem-solving and conflict resolution
  • Effective communication

RTH's Jr. Volunteer Program provides students with an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience related to healthcare careers and business office environments. This program also offers patient services and clerical support to a variety of hospital departments. Contact the Program Coordinator located in the Human Resources Department for an application packet (804-443-6263).

Volunteers Make a Difference

Riverside Tappahannock Hospital depends on the commitment of our volunteers to help provide quality care to our patients and their families. Their outstanding service to RTH and our community is renowned.

Who Can Volunteer?

Hospital Adult Volunteers must be over 18 years of age and be in general good health.

How to Become a Volunteer

If you would like to speak to someone about volunteering at Riverside Tappahannock Hospital (RTH), either come visit our Human Resources Department or call us at 443-6192. Our Volunteer Coordinator will be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have.

For volunteer opportunities in our Chaplaincy program, please complete the following application and bring to your interview:

RTH Volunteer Services will provide you with the education and training you need to perform your job. In additional to training, volunteers will be required to:

  • Sign and follow a confidentiality code about patients and other hospital matters.
  • Become familiar with and follow hospital practices.
  • Commit to a specified schedule of service.
  • Attend an orientation program.
  • Be in good general health.

Volunteering at Riverside Tappahannock Hospital can be a fulfilling experience. Your services make a difference to the many people you help while volunteering. Other benefits include:

  • Volunteer discounts in the cafeteria.
  • Annual inoculations and TB screening.
  • Continuing educational programs in health care, safety and computers.
  • Annual awards.
  • Uniforms.


Volunteer Services Coordinator
Riverside Tappahannock Hospital
618 Hospital Road
Tappahannock, VA 22560
(804) 443-6192