How to Become a Volunteer
"Random Staffing" Volunteering
Random staffing is a new way to volunteer at Washington Hospital. We are
always looking for new adult members who are looking for an opportunity
to volunteer on the days and times that work best for you. With this new
program, volunteers don't have to make a long term commitment to a
set schedule. Now you can sign up online for the date and time that fits
into your personal schedule. If you are interested in joining us, please
attend the next Volunteer Information Session on the date and time listed below.
I am interested in volunteering! How do I get started?
high school prospective volunteers are required to attend a Prospective Volunteer
Information Session. Adults and college students are always invited to
attend, but it is not a requirement. The next Information Session is scheduled for:
Wednesday, January 18th, 2017, 4pm-5pm (begins promptly at 4pm). No late arrivals.
Location: Washington WEST, 2500 Mowry Ave., Fremont, 1st floor auditoriums
("not" in the main hospital)
Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes early to sign in. NO appointment necessary,
just drop in!
Click here to learn about the
Student Volunteer Programs.
Information Sessions are held quarterly or as needed at the hospital. All potential high school
volunteers are required to attend the information session to find out
about current volunteer opportunities and the requirements needed for
volunteering. A counselor recommendation form is required before an application
can be issued to potential high school volunteers. Most high school counselors
in the Bay Area have this form. If not, please have the counselor contact
volunteer services to request one.High school applicants are guided through
their application process. Applications are provided at the information
session to prospective adult and college applicants or they can request
one by contacting volunteer services.
Health and Background Screening -In order to provide the best care for our patients, all volunteers are
screened and must complete medical requirements through our Employee Health
Services (free of charge). Screenings may take up to two months to complete.
Proof of immunization to rubeola, rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
and an annual tuberculin skin test are required. Volunteers who have any
limitations are required to provide a doctor's statement of release,
noting any restrictions.
Note: A background screening is required for adult volunteers. We will provide you a form to complete.
Age - Prospective volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and have a sophomore
standing and at least a 3.0 weighted gpa.
Orientation - After submitting an application, all potential volunteers will be invited
to a mandatory Volunteer Orientation in order to learn about the hospital's
mandatory safety program, policies and procedures.These are also held
quarterly or as needed.
Uniforms - Volunteers must wear the Washington Hospital Service League volunteer
uniform and name badge while on duty.