Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center has approximately 300 active volunteers who assist in nearly all departments throughout the organization. Our adult and junior volunteers have the desire to help others and be involved in helping their community. They give graciously of their time to support the Sentara mission: We improve health every day.

The Auxiliary

The dedicated members of the Auxiliary provide assistance throughout the facility, operate the gift shop and coordinate fundraising activities to benefit our patients and their families. The Auxiliary also sponsors the Love Light Tree, which gives community members a chance to honor a loved one or special friend during the holiday season.

In addition to supporting the Sentara mission, the Auxiliary offers a wonderful chance to meet new and interesting people. There are several social activities each year that allow members to get to know each other.

For more information about the Auxiliary, please call 703-523-1345.

Sentara Auxiliary Scholarship Application

Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center depends on the support of our Junior Volunteers year round. We welcome high school students with an interest in volunteering at our facility to submit an application by clicking the link below.

Interested applicants must be:

  • A sophomore, junior or senior in high school
  • Between 14 and 17 years of age
  • Willing to make a 6-month commitment
  • Willing to commit to a minimum of two 3-hour shifts per month

To apply, a Junior Volunteer must submit:

  • An application (see link below)
  • A transcript (official or unofficial)
  • A letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor or teacher

Applications may be submitted at any time; however, the review process occurs three times a year. To be considered, completed applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on February 15, June 15, or October 15. Prospective volunteers will receive a notification with the day and time of the in-person interview within two weeks of the deadline. Successful applicants will attend an orientation and be provided training.

Please call the Volunteer office at 703-523-1345 for additional information.

How to Apply to Volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center, please review details of the relevant application processes and complete the application: