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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:
  • Sincere desire to actively serve others and give back to the community. 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.  Preference given to those available during regular business hours: Monday-Friday: 8:30a-5:00p. 
  • 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.
  • Able to Communicate effectively with staff and patients by demonstrating basic English proficiency. Bilingual encouraged to apply.

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 : Valley Specialty Center, Main Hospital and near Emergency Room wing
  • Medical Library
  • Volunteer Office (advance office skills/software preferred)
  • Occupational Therapy *
  • Physical Therapy *
  • Pharmacy *
    * 240 hour minimum
  • Spiritual Care

Volunteers at SCVMCApplication 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​​


Deadline to
Submit Applications​


selected Applicants
Interview Dates​
Attend Mandatory Orientation
by Invitation Only
Select Fridays, 10am - 12pm
​June 12 ​June 15 - 24 ​June 26
​September 10 ​September  13 - 23 ​September 25
​October 8 ​October 11 - 21 ​October 23
​November 4 ​November 16 - December 9 ​December 11



Interview Process

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


Orientation Process

Attend MANDATORY 2 hour orientation. Orientation Sessions are by invitation only, and on select Fridays throughout 2015.


Health Clearance Process

  1. At orientation (upon submitting all required paperwork, including reference):
    1. Receive required Volunteer Health Clearance Form.
    2. Learn how to complete VMC’s required on-line health survey (required for health clearance).
  2. Make an appointment at SCVMC for a health check.
  3. Bring your immunization records.
  4. An annual TB test and flu shot are required.


Placement Process
Upon receiving notification of successful completed health clearance, Volunteer Services will contact you to schedule appointment for Placement Interview and/or Badging. 

  1. Placement Interview(s), Badge & Jacket: Discuss your availability and placement with Volunteer Services Manager and/or staff.  Upon placement, receive your badge and purchase your volunteer jacket for $20.
  2. 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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