Volunteer at Zeeland Hospital

We welcome volunteers, 16 and older, at Corewell Health Zeeland Hospital. Our volunteer opportunities offer the fulfillment of knowing you are supporting hospital team members and helping to realize our mission of improving health, instilling humanity and inspiring hope. As an extension of our team, volunteers welcome guests at the front desk, help various departments with clerical support or assist guests in our gift shop.

Become a volunteer

Roles for Adults (18 and older)
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We are actively exploring several new opportunities to provide support to our patients and teams. Please contact our volunteer services coordinator if your ideal role is not listed. We still may be able to find a role that is a great fit for you! Listed below are our current, active roles (stay tuned, as more will be added soon!):

  • Clerical Support
  • Gift Shop Assistant
Roles for High School Students (Ages 16- 17)
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We currently have two volunteer roles reserved for high school students who are at least 16 years of age:

  • Wayfinding
  • Patient Companion
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Age requirement

Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older.

Commitment requirement

To properly orient and train individuals, we ask that volunteers give a commitment to serve a four-hour shift one time per week, for a minimum of six months.

Application Requirements (Adults 18 and older)
  • Please complete the online volunteer application, including providing two references. An ideal reference would be able to speak to your character, commitment and dedication as a volunteer.
  • Your application will be submitted to us electronically.
Application Requirements (Ages 16-17)
  • If you are a high schooler who is interested in our high-school specific roles, your two references must be high school personnel who can speak to your character and interests. One of these references must be an administrator (principal, vice/assistant principal, dean of students), or your guidance counselor. The other may be a teacher, club leader, or coach who has known you for at least one semester.
  • Your application must be submitted to us electronically.
Following application and interview
  • Must be able to provide your Social Security Number
  • Must consent to and provide information for an online background check (link will be sent via email)
  • Must receive a blood draw and required vaccinations (cost is covered by Spectrum Health)
  • If you are under 18, your parent/legal guardian must give consent to perform the background check and medical requirements. Additionally, a parent/guardian must be present at the medical appointment portion of your orientation.

If you have questions about any of the above, or if you would like someone to assist you with completing the application, please contact our volunteer services coordinator.

Next steps
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Once your application has been received, we will review it, contact your references and determine if your interests align with our needs. You will be contacted if there is a match or if there is any potential for a future role that aligns with your areas of interest. If we cannot identify a match at this time, we will keep your file active for six months. We will contact you within that time if other related openings become available.

If we contact you by phone, we will further discuss requirements, your availability and our current openings. The next step is a face-to-face interview to talk in more detail. If we have mutually agreed to move forward, we must complete a background check. We ask you to meet additional requirements (free of charge and with our assistance) such as a tuberculosis blood draw, seasonal flu shot and possible immunizations if you are not up to date.

We also ask you to complete an online orientation including topics such as Spectrum Health’s mission/vision/values, personal and building safety, infection control, confidentiality laws, etc. We ask you to sign and agree to a commitment statement and Spectrum Health’s Code of Excellence.

Once these items are completed satisfactorily, our team refers you to a specific location with a shift on a specific day and time. Before starting, we will give you parking instructions, free meal instructions, a volunteer badge and uniform top. A fellow volunteer or employee from that specific department will arrange your orientation and welcome you to your new volunteer role.

Contact information

Corewell Health Zeeland Hospital
8333 Felch Street
Zeeland, MI 49464
Phone: 616.772.7581

Email: alexis.prince@corewellhealth.org

Team members:

  • Laurel Viewig - Manager, Hospitality Operations
  • Alexis Prince - Coordinator, Volunteer Services

Become a Volunteer