How to Become a WHHS Volunteer
"Random Staffing" Volunteering
Random staffing is a one 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?
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED AS A PRECAUTION
DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL UPDATE THIS WEBSITE WHEN
THE STATUS CHANGES.
All high school prospective volunteers
are required to attend a Prospective Volunteer Information Session; a sign-in
sheet will be provided and validated when obtaining an application.
- Adults and college students are always invited to attend, but it is not
a requirement to attend a Volunteer Information Session.
The next Prospective Volunteer Information Session is scheduled for:
CANCELLED AT THIS TIME
Location: Washington West, 2500 Mowry Ave., Fremont, 1st floor auditoriums
(NOT in the Main Hospital)
High school students, please arrive 15 to 20 minutes early to sign in.
NO appointment necessary, just drop in! Doors close PROMPTLY at 4 p.m.
Volunteer Application “Pickup” Process:
High School Application Packets:
A counselor recommendation form is required
before a high school volunteer application can be given to a high school volunteer.
Most high school counselors in the Bay Area have this form. If not, please
have the school counselor contact Volunteer Services to request one. High
school applicants are guided through their application process.
Age - Prospective volunteers begin at 16 years of age and have a sophomore
standing and at least a 3.0 weighted GPA.
- Volunteer applications are provided either prior to the information session
or during the information session to prospective high school applicants
who have previously turned in their counselor recommendation form.
College and Adult Application Packets:
Age - Prospective College volunteers begins at 18 years of age up to 26 years
old and enrolled in College
Age - Prospective Adult volunteers begin at 26 years old and older OR 18 years
and older and not enrolled in College
Volunteer applications are available for college and adults during the
prospective volunteer information session OR by picking up the application
at the Volunteer Services office located at 2500 Mowry Ave., suite 216,
Volunteer Application Fee for High School and College:
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 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 mandatory for
adult volunteers. We will provide you a link to complete, once the adult application is
filled out and turned in. WHHS will absorb the cost of the background
Uniforms - Volunteers must wear the Washington Hospital Service League volunteer
uniform and name badge while volunteering.
Orientation - After submitting an application and completing the medical requirements,
all accepted 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 held quarterly or as needed.
VOLUNTEER ORIENTATIONS ARE INVITATION ONLY
THE NEXT ONE IS:
ORIENTATION IS ON HOLD DUE TO COVID-19, SHELTER IN PLACE. PLEASE CHECK
BACK FOR UPDATES.