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Volunteer Services

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

(Example: Summer, Winter, or Spring breaks)

The Volunteer Services Program is open to those who meet the following requirements

  • Availability & Commitment.   Able to volunteer at least 100 hours and for 6 consecutive months, serving at least one 4 hour weekly shift.  Preference given to those available during regular business hours: Monday-Friday: 8:30a-5:00p. 
  • Sincere desire to actively serve others and give back to the community. Being a positive, helpful and warm presence in the hospital and clinics.
  • Caring & Compassionate.  Able to serve individuals of diverse backgrounds, ethnic groups, and physical abilities.
  • 16 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.
Currently, preference is given to applicants who have availability during regular business hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Most are first placed in our Hospital Gift Shop & Information Desk to determine hospital readiness. Upon meeting your initial commitment, volunteer opportunities are available at the following locations:
  • Hospital Gift Shop
  • Information Desk: Main Hospital, Valley Specialty Center and near Emergency Room wing
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Surgical Waiting Room
  • Medical Library
  • Volunteer Office (advance office skills/software preferred)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pharmacy (240 hour minimum)
  • Spiritual Care
  • Specialty Clinics
  • Nursing Units

1:  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 a 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:  Christina Egan, Volunteer Services​​

​Attend Mandatory Orientation

by Invitation Only

10am - 12pm

Monday, June 6

Monday, June 27​

Friday, ​July 15​

Friday, August 19

Friday, September 23​

Tuesday, October 18

Friday, November 18

Please note:  dates are subject to change.

2:  Interview Process.   If selected, you will be contacted for a brief phone interview. If appropriate, you will be invited to an orientation session.

3:  Orientation
Attend MANDATORY 2 hour orientation. Orientation Sessions are by invitation only, and on select days (mostly Friday or Monday) throughout 2016. 

4:  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.
5:  Placement Process
Upon receiving notification of your successfully 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.  Our Volunteers Make a Difference!​​

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