How to Become a WHHS 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 on line 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 Prospective Volunteer Information session is scheduled for:
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from 4 to 5 p.m.
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 “Pick up” 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 counselor contact volunteer services to request one. High school
applicants are guided through their application process.
- 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:
Volunteer Application Fee for High School and College:
As of February 4, 2019, a non-refundable application fee of $20 is charged
at the time of pickup of the volunteer application. Cash or checks made
out to "Service League of Volunteers, Washington Hospital" are
accepted in the Volunteer Services Office or during the information session.
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.
Age - Prospective volunteers begin at 16 years of age and have a sophomore
standing and at least a 3.0 weighted GPA.
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 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 held quarterly or as needed.
ORIENTATION’S ARE INVITATION ONLY AND THE NEXT ONE IS:
Monday September 9, 2019 3:30-5:30pm