NOTE: At Sentara the safety of our Volunteers is our highest priority, therefore at this time recruitment for Volunteers is temporarily on hold.

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.

Learn more about becoming a member of our Patient and Family Advisory Council.

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.

Auxiliary Scholarship

Since Prince William County Schools are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center Auxiliary recognizes that students will be unable to obtain letters, signatures and official transcripts necessary to complete their applications. We are therefore extending the deadline for submission to Friday, April 24, 2020.

View rules and download the Auxiliary Scholarship application.

Junior Volunteer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of Prince William County Schools, it is difficult to obtain letters, and transcripts necessary to complete the application. We are therefore extending the deadline for application to Monday, June 1, 2020 @ 5pm. Letters of recommendation may be faxed at this time. The fax number is 571-542-9900.

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 rising 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 for the Junior Volunteer program will be accepted and reviewed twice a year. To be considered, completed applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on April 12 and September 13. Information must be mailed or delivered to the Information Desk. Faxed paperwork is not acceptable.

Please call the Volunteer office at 703-523-1345703-523-1345 for additional information.

How to Apply to Volunteer

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

Adult Volunteer Application

Junior Volunteer Application