Want to become a volunteer at Sparrow? Here’s how to do it:

Nicotine-free Volunteer Policy Statement:
To further our mission in providing quality, compassionate care to everyone, every time, effective April 1, 2012, Sparrow Health System will no longer offer volunteer placements to potential volunteers who use tobacco or nicotine products in any form. Sparrow promotes a healthy and safe environment for all Associates, Physicians, Volunteers, Patients and Visitors.

A nicotine user is any individual who uses nicotine products including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, pipes and chewing tobacco. This policy also applies to e-cigarettes, which are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration as a nicotine product. Nicotine patches and gum are also included.

Adult (18+) Application Process, Referred by Sparrow Associate or Volunteer

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the Volunteer Office at 517.364.3606.

How to Apply:

  1. Please complete the Online Volunteer Application Form or download the application (Adobe PDF document)
  2. Upon receipt of your application, you will be contacted to schedule an interview. If you do not hear from our office within two weeks, please call the Volunteer Office at 517.364.3606. During the interview process a volunteer placement of your choice will be made and you will be invited to general orientation. All volunteers are required to obtain a TB skin test prior to attending orientation.
  3. All volunteers are required to attend a general orientation session and training program within three months of recruitment. The official start date of volunteers is considered to be the date of general orientation. The purpose of the orientation is to instruct volunteers in health system policies and help the volunteers feel secure as knowledgeable representatives of the health system.

Sparrow Health System
Volunteer Services Department
Sparrow Campus
1215 E. Michigan Avenue
P.O. Box 30480
Lansing, Michigan 48909-7980
Office: 517.364.3606
Fax: 517.364.3674

Sparrow Health System
Volunteer Services Department
St. Lawrence Campus
1210 W. Saginaw Street
Lansing, Michigan 48915-1999
Office: 517.364.7177
Fax: 517.364.7178

Adult (18+) Volunteer Application Process

How to Apply:

  1. Please complete the Online Volunteer Application Form or download the application (Adobe PDF document) 
  2. Complete the Background Authorization Form (Adobe PDF document)
  3. Print two copies of the Personal Reference Form (Adobe PDF document)
  4. Send the Personal Reference Form directly to your two references and have them return the completed reference form to the Volunteer Services department by mail or fax (517.364.3674).
  5. Upon receipt of your application, background authorization form, and two reference forms, you will be contacted to schedule and interview. If you do not hear from our office in two weeks, please call the Volunteer Office at 517.364.3606. During the interview process, a volunteer placement of your choice will be  made and you will be invited to a general orientation. All volunteers are required to obtain a TB skin test prior to attending orientation.
  6. All volunteers are required to attend a general orientation session and training program within three months of recruitment. The official start date of volunteers is considered to be the date of general orientation. The purpose of the orientation is to instruct volunteers in health system policies and helps the volunteers feel secure as knowledgeable representatives of the health system.