Be a Volunteer at SOMC

SOMC is a dynamic and exciting place where you can meet new people, make new friends, and be part of a team that's committed to making a fundamental difference in the health of those we serve.

What Will I Do as a Volunteer?

The Volunteer Services program at SOMC offers many opportunities to men, women, and teens to make a personal contribution toward the comfort and well-being of our patients or by assisting staff in many areas. Once your application is processed, our Volunteer Services Department will work closely with you to ensure that your service to SOMC is a rewarding commitment based on your schedule and interests. Typically, volunteers make a commitment of at least one shift at the same time each week. In addition to special work in various departments, major areas of volunteering include:

SOMC Guilds

SOMC is fortunate enough to have six guilds (Hope, Kardia, Pediatric, Pleasure, Scioto, Service), which create an all-volunteer fundraising network to support SOMC’s mission, vision, and values by sponsoring activities to raise funds for needed equipment, renovations, expansions of SOMC facilities and patient education, health and safety. Our Guilds are proud of their efforts and would like to continue by adding new members. New members are welcome any time of the year – simply contact SOMC Volunteer Services for details!

Jr. Summer Volunteer Program

The Junior Volunteer Program "Summer at SOMC" is open to young adults aged 15-17. This educational and rewarding program runs during the summer months of June, July and August, and the Volunteer Services Department begins accepting applications in April of each year. This year’s program will begin Monday, June 12, 2017 and will end Friday, August 4, 2017. That is eight weeks of discovery in an administrative, lab, or patient and family centered care position within the Hospital!

Benefits of Volunteering at SOMC:

Special details

Volunteers must be 15 years of age or older

Helpful Skills

Reasons to volunteer at SOMC
(quotes provided by current SOMC volunteers)

How Do I Become a Volunteer?

If you would like to contribute your time and talent, fill out this form and it will be sent to the Volunteer office.


The Volunteer Services department is located in the Fulton Building, Suite 202 (across from the helicopter pad) on the Main Campus

SOMC Volunteer Services
1805 27th Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Point of Contact

Jenny Lavender – Manager, Volunteer Services/Guild Coordinator
Phone: 740-356-8236
Fax: 740-356-6215

Sherri Hurley – Secretary
Phone: 740-356-8234
Fax: 740-356-6215