Due to COVID-19 protocol the volunteer services program at Catholic Health has been temporarily suspended.

We are still accepting and reviewing applications as they come in, and will contact all applicants for an interview once the suspension has been lifted.

We are still planning on holding our summer teen program in July and August.

Thank you for understanding. Please be well.

Volunteer Services at Catholic Health

Volunteer Services at Catholic Health

If you are looking for a meaningful volunteer service opportunity in a mission-driven healthcare environment that will leave you with a feeling of self-gratification and accomplishment, then look no further than the ministries here at Catholic Health!

Working side by side with the professional team over 4000 volunteers lovingly give of their time and talents in a variety of ways across Erie and Niagara Counties every year. There is ALWAYS room for more!

Who Can Volunteer?

Our volunteers range in age, experience, and background. For more information on the program that describes you, please click on one of the categories below:


Aged 18 (post high school) and older. For more information click here.


Aged 14 -18. For more information click here.

Therapy Dog Teams

  • Canine and handler must be certified by a participating therapy dog program.
  • Schedule is flexible up to two hours of service each time.
  • Therapy Dog teams are not restricted to patient areas only. In fact our administrative offices love our therapy dogs!
  • For more information or to apply please contact Heide Cornell, Director, Volunteer Services, hcornell@chsbuffalo.org or (716) 319-8405.


If you are a piano player, or have other musical talent to share, and would like to learn more about how you can enhance the experience for everyone at Catholic Health, please contact Heide Cornell, Director, Volunteer Services, hcornell@chsbuffalo.org or (716) 319-8405


There are many opportunities for groups of all sizes to volunteer together at Catholic Health, please fill out the group inquiry form here.

Credit Bearing Patient Care Internships

Credit bearing patient care internships are managed by our Clinical Education Department. You must show proof of required service from an affiliated education partner to be eligible. Please click here for more information on this program.

Volunteer Information Center

Login to our Volunteer Information Center to check on the status of your application.

Current volunteers can receive messages; review requirements; download education packets, medical and parking request forms; and review or adjust your service hours.

Click here to login to your account.