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Volunteer Services

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

The Volunteer Services Program is open to those who meet the following requirements:
  • Desire to actively serve others. Being a positive, helpful and warm presence in the hospital and clinics.
  • Availability & Commitment.   Able to volunteer at least 100 hours during 6 consecutive months, serving at least a 4 hour weekly shift. 
  • Caring & Compassion.  Able to serve individuals of diverse backgrounds, ethnic groups, and physical abilities.
  • Volunteers at SCVMC16 years of age and older. Teenagers will be interviewed for hospital readiness.
  • Must speak and write English effectively for communication with staff and patients.

If selected:

    • Attend Mandatory Orientation & Training. This is by invitation only.
    • Pass Health Screening.
    • Wear your Volunteer Jacket.
Volunteers at SCVMCCurrently, preference is given to applicants who are available during the week between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Volunteer opportunities are available at the following locations:

  • Gift Shop
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Surgical Waiting Room
  • Information Desk    
  • Occupational Therapy *
  • Physical Therapy *
  • Pharmacy *
    * 240 hour minimum
  • Spiritual Care

Volunteers at SCVMCSteps to Becoming a Volunteer:

Application Process

  1. Review website and complete the VMC Adult Volunteer Application and Reference Form. See c. below for more information.
  2. If you are interested in becoming Spiritual Care volunteer, please complete the Spiritual Care Application and forms. Send the completed paperwork directly to Spiritual Care Services. Directions are on the application.
  3. For VMC Adult Volunteer Applications, send them and all completed paperwork to Volunteer Office.  Applications will be accepted:
By Email:     Email scanned pdf to:

By Fax:        Fax #408-793-5710

In-Person:    Please drop off at: Valley Medical Center
    751 S. Bascom Ave.,
    Main Hospital Lobby, Information Desk
    Attn:  Luisa Lennon, Volunteer Services​​


Interview Process

  • You will be contacted for a brief phone interview. If appropriate, you will be invited to an orientation session.


Health Clearance Process

  1. You will need to make an appointment at SCVMC for a health check.
  2. Bring your immunization records.
  3. An annual TB test and flu shot are required.


Orientation Process

  1. It is mandatory to attend a 2 hour orientation. Orientation Sessions are by invitation only, and on select Fridays throughout 2015.       
    • January 30
    • February 27
    • March 27
    • May 29
    • June 26
    • September 25
    • October 23
    • December 11
  2. Badge & Jacket: Receive your badge and purchase your volunteer jacket for $20.
  3. Meet with your Supervisor in the department where you will be a volunteer.


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System.

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