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volunteers with a dogVolunteers from all walks of life and every local community choose to give their time and energy to Boulder Community Health. Volunteering at BCH is rewarding. When you volunteer, you enrich the lives of others and feel a sense of accomplishment and personal satisfaction. As a BCH volunteer, you can put your talents and experience to work for a good cause while becoming a part of a friendly, caring team and even explore possible health care careers.

Regular (Non-Student) Volunteer Application Form

Men and women, ages 15 to 90+ (non-students), can choose to work with patients or in a non-patient environment. We offer many jobs, including:

  • Assisting patients and their families
  • Assisting with the infant hearing assessment program
  • Helping physical therapy patients
  • Delivering messages, flowers and mail
  • Helping staff on medical/surgical units
  • Performing office or computer work
  • Working in the gift shops

For a complete list of opportunities visit our Opportunities Directory. The days and times you volunteer are flexible. Openings are available weekdays, evenings and weekends. Typically we ask that you volunteer once a week for a minimum of six months, however other options job shadow and limited-commitment opportunities are possible.

All volunteers must be at least 15 years old.

Click here to fill out our Regular (Non-Student) Volunteer Application form

Full-time Student Volunteer Application Form

At BCH, we welcome and encourage high school and college-aged students to apply for BCH volunteer opportunities. Student applications for the Fall 2023 Semester should be submitted by Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 5 p.m. Applicants must be able to attend the Employee Health & Orientation in person Wednesday August 23, 2023 from 2 - 4 p.m.

Click here for the Full-Time student volunteer application form.

BCH Ambassadors

A self-governing volunteer group whose members use their creativity and energy to raise money to directly benefit patients. Learn more about the BCH Ambassadors at bchambassadors.org.

Volunteer Services Staff

Tom Dueber, Volunteer Services Manager

Tom grew up in Longmont, Colorado and returned to the area after earning his BA at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. He started his career at BCH doing marketing for the CU Sports Medicine and Performance Center and worked on the front-line during the pandemic as a COVID-19 Screener at the main Foothills Campus. Tom has 20+ years of experience as a manager and director in the fitness and wellness industries and is an active member of the St. Vrain Valley Schools Career Development Center Health Sciences Advisory Committee.

Contact Volunteer Services

To learn more about joining our team, please email volunteers@bch.org or call 303-415-7800.

BCH Canine Corps

"All your dog visits made me SO happy. They were something to look forward to and helped me to get better. They were the best medicine possible. Thank you forever." - Betty Butler

volunteer posing with dog​The BCH Canine Corps has been delivering smiles to patients, visitors and staff at Boulder Community Health since 2000.

Some 40 pet therapy teams currently visit our facilities at Foothills Hospital and campus and the Tebo Family Medical Pavilion (The Cancer Center).

Apply to Be a Therapy Dog Volunteer

There is an extensive qualifying process involved in becoming a hospital-based therapy dog team. Sound like something you and your dog would be interested in doing? Please review the information below and fill in the submission form below and one of our Canine Corps Volunteer staff will contact you with more information.

  • Therapy dogs must be calm, obedient, not easily distracted and love to be petted by a variety of people.
  • Dogs must be at least two years old and handlers must be at least 18 years old.
  • Dogs on a raw protein diet are not eligible for this program.
  • Therapy dogs must be able to walk calmly on a loose lead.
  • Dogs should know basic commands and be comfortably controlled by their handlers in a variety of settings.

Members of the BCH Canine Corps are hospital volunteers. They must attend the hospital’s volunteer orientation program and complete a health check and a background check.

Volunteers and staff are required to get a flu shot each year. Boulder Community Health is a drug-free workplace including the use of medical marijuana products.

We find that not all dogs are suited to this kind of work. Nor are all handlers. Following is a link to an excellent article by Patricia McConnell, Ph.D., entitled "Dog Assisted Therapy: Is Your Dog a Good Fit?" We strongly recommend you read this before contacting us.

Watch our Facebook Live event with BCH Canine Corps Volunteer Anne Walker and her dog, Nina.

Dogs on raw meat diets are not eligible for therapy dog work at BCH facilities.

BCH Canine Corps Volunteer Form
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