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 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 Information session is scheduled for:
Tuesday, May 14, 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! If you are looking to get an application
the day of the Information Session, you must turn in your Counselor Recommendation letter
PRIOR to the scheduled session. Doors close PROMPTLY at 4 p.m.
Information Sessions are held quarterly or as needed at the hospital.
All potential high school volunteers are
required to attend an 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.
- 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.
- As of February 4, 2019, a non-refundable application fee of $20 is charged
at the time of pick up of the high school or college 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.
- Adults and college prospective volunteers can request an application by
contacting Volunteer Services. As stated above, a non-refundable application
fee of $20 is charged for high school/college applicants only. Adult volunteers
join the Service League and are charged yearly dues.
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, 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 link to complete
once the adult application is filled out and turned in.
Age - Prospective volunteers must be at least 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 on duty
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 also held quarterly or as needed.
YOU MUST HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE APPLICATION PROCESS AND RECEIVE
AN INVITE TO ATTEND! The next orientation is scheduled for:
Tuesday June 18, 2019 3:30-5:30pm