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 Sparrow?

***Please note that Sparrow is now partnered with University of Michigan

Steps to follow:

  1. Fill out the Sparrow College Application at You can also preview available opportunities here.

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

  3. Registrations begin the first day of December, April, and August of each year. You must have everything completed by the 15th of the prior month (November, March, July) to be eligible. 

  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.


Want to volunteer at McLaren Greater Lansing?

  • Summer 2024 - New Volunteers: In preparation for registration to open in May, please work on completing all the requirements listed on the McLaren Volunteer Checklist. All of these items must be completed/turned in before 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 information during the first week of classes. 

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

Questions? Please email Tina Houghton at