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Volunteer Services

Volunteers at SCVMC are part of a positive team who make patients their top priority.

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The Volunteer Services Program is open to anyone who meets the following requirements
  
  • Sincere desire to be a positive, helpful presence in the hospital and clinics;
  • Commitment to complete at least 100 hours or more volunteering their time;
  • Able to serve people of diverse backgrounds, ethnic groups, and physical abilities;
  • 16 years of age and older (teenagers will be interviewed for hospital readiness);
  • Able to complete the two-hour orientation, the application paperwork, the confidentiality training, and the health clearance. This process can take up to one month to complete; and
  • Responsible for wearing the designated volunteer jacket.
Our program is open to anyone who has time in their schedules to serve 4 - 5 hours one day per week. Many volunteer opportunities are available during the week between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. but some are available during the weekend. 
 
volunteer servicesSome of the many volunteer opportunities are available at the following locations:
 
  • Information Desk
  • Emergency Room
  • Pediatrics
  • Nursing Unit
  • Outpatient Clinic
  • Surgical Waiting Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Reach Out and Read Program
If you would like to become a Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Volunteer, please send an email to Corazon.pangan@hhs.sccgov.org or call (408) 885-2585.
 
SCVMC nursesSteps to Becoming a Volunteer:
 
  • Review website; print attached paperwork, review, fill out and bring complete paperwork to an orientation.
  • Upcoming orientation dates (you only need to come to one)
    • July 23rd
    • August 4th or 18th
    • September 8th or 29th
    • October 6th or 20th
    • November 10th or 24th
  • Attend orientation, ask questions and receive answers.
  • Get a health screening at the hospital:
    • ​Make an appointment;
    • ​Bring your recent immunization Records (yearly TB tests required); and
    • ​Wait for contact from volunteer services once we receive the health clearance.  It could be a few days.
  • Purchase volunteer jacket for $20.
  • Receive Badge from Protective Services.
  • Meet with your Supervisor in the Department you will be volunteering.
Come join us and make a difference in our patients’ lives
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