Volunteer » Volunteer Requirements
Volunteering at our hospital requires a significant commitment from our staff to provide free training, testing, and processing. As a result, we require a significant commitment from our volunteers.The majority of our volunteers commit to a weekly schedule. Depending on the area of service, a shift can run between to and four hours. We offer flexible scheduling and will work with you to determine a schedule that meets your needs as well as ours.
Must have completed the 8th grade (students 17 years old and under will need to provide a copy of the their transcript to document a cumulative G.P.A. greater than or equal to 3.0)
In good physical and mental health
Able to communicate well in English (second language skills are highly desirable).
Required to have natural nails if assigned to a patient care area. Artificial nails, acrylics or other artificial materials applied over the nails (including "Rockstar" nails) are prohibited in the hospital for those individuals who serve in direct patient care roles. The Hospital follows the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control.
Written documentation of TB health screening for tuberculosis completed within the last 12 months. The Hospital requires a 2-step TB test process and will provide the second TB skin test here on site at no cost to you.
Written documentation of vaccinations for measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) and written documentation for immunity against chicken pox (Varivax) and pertussis (Tdap). Individuals not able to provide proof of immunity for any or all of the above will be required to have a titer (blood draw) completed on site to assess /check for immunity. This titer may also be done at your physician’s office to expedite the entry process.
You will complete all health screening requirements
Meet with a Volunteer Coordinator to discuss volunteer opportunities, design a weekly schedule and turn in your application paperwork. Please do not mail in your application
You will attend a New Volunteer Orientation – usually held on weeknights from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. Patient care volunteers will attend an additional two-hour session. Each orientation is limited to 25 individuals. Some roles will require additional department specific training. Volunteers must first receive health-screening clearance and meet with a Volunteer Coordinator before attending an orientation.
Purchase a volunteer apron for $20
Completion of health screening and meeting with the Volunteer Coordinatordoes not guarantee acceptance in to the Volunteer Services program.
Ready to get started? Have you gathered all of your immunizations records? At a minimum, do you have documentation of having had one TB skin test completed within the last 12 months? If yes, then contact the Volunteer Services office at (559) 353-5222 to check program availability. If not, please refer back to the steps to becoming a volunteer.
Individuals or groups who want to offer support on a one-time or infrequent basis may participate in our “Big Hearts for Little Hands” program. Please explore the Additional Ways to Help and the Groups and Organizations links for additional information and creative ideas to help our children.
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