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How to Become a Volunteer

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?

  • All 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 to attend a Volunteer Information Session.

The next Prospective Volunteer Information Session is scheduled via ZOOM meetings

To join a "Waiting List" for our High School program and receive a ZOOM Invite:

Please email to: volunteer_services@whhs.comyour full name, phone number, email address and your High School. A Zoom invite will be sent to you depending on volunteer needs at Washington Hospital.

Volunteer Application “Pickup” Process:

High School Application Packets:

  • Prospective Volunteer Information Session MUST HAVE ATTENDED AND show proof of attendance to ZOOM Meeting at the time of picking up the High School Packet can be picked up.
  • A counselor recommendation form is required and is included in the High School volunteer application packet.
  • 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 after attending the information session
  • High School students can pick up the application at the Volunteer Services office located at 2500 Mowry Ave., suite 216, Fremont, California ONLY AFTER ATTENDING AN INFORMATION SESSION.
  • Office Hours are Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm.
  • Potential Volunteers are to pick up the Application. (parents can accompany their child but the High Schooler MUST be present at the time of picking up the Application)
  • A non-refundable application fee of $20 is charged at the time of pick up of the volunteer application. Cash, credit cards or checks made out to "Service League of Volunteers, Washington Hospital" are accepted in the Volunteer Services office.

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 by picking up the application at the Volunteer Services office located at 2500 Mowry Ave., suite 216, Fremont, California.
  • Office hours are Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:30pm

Volunteer Application Fee for High School and College:

  • A non-refundable application fee of $20 is charged at the time of pick up of the volunteer application. Cash , credit card or checks made out to "Service League of Volunteers, Washington Hospital" are accepted in the Volunteer Services office.

Adult Fee:

  • Adult volunteers join the Service League and are charged yearly dues. First year dues will be collected at the orientation meeting. This minimal fee goes to fun events hosted by the Service League of Volunteers.

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 and college 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 screening.
  • 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 as needed.

VOLUNTEER ORIENTATIONS ARE INVITATION ONLY