Greater Lansing is very fortunate to have two hospitals, McLaren and Sparrow, that welcome college students to serve alongside their healthcare professionals. Both partners offer a variety of volunteer opportunities within their organization, along with many days and times in which students can serve.  


Want to volunteer at McLaren Greater Lansing?

  • Spring 2024 - New Volunteers: In preparation for registration to open in January, please work on completing all the requirements listed on the McLaren Volunteer Checklist. All of these items must be completed/turned in prior to registering for a position.
  • Returning Volunteers: For those of you who have completed the checklist in previous semesters and/or have already volunteered, you will be receiving summer information in late December 2023.  

Typical position descriptions and availability can be viewed on this page.

Questions? Please email Tina Houghton at


Want to volunteer at Sparrow?

Steps to follow:

  1. Fill out the Sparrow College Application at 

  2. Once you have completed this application, Sparrow will complete a criminal background check and confirm that you have met the requirements to be approved to volunteer.

  3. Volunteer positions are available to register during the months of December, April, and August of each year. 

  4. Once approved, you will receive an email from Tina Houghton, Programs Manager for Pre-Professional Programs, with instructions on how to register for a volunteer position.