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(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 during 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.
Volunteer opportunities are available at the following locations:
  • Hospital Gift ShopInfo Desk at Awards Event 2015
  • 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
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  • Spiritual Care

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:  Luisa Lennon, Volunteer Services​​
Deadline to
Submit Applications​ 
Selected Applicants
Interview Dates​
Attend Mandatory Orientation
by Invitation Only
10am - 12pm
January 14 January 19 - 27​ ​Friday, January 29
February 4 February 8 - 18​ ​Monday, February 22
March 3 ​March 7 - 16 Friday, March 18​
April 14 April 18 - 27​ Friday, April 29
May 5 ​May 9 - 17 ​Friday, May 20
May 19 ​May 23 - June 2 ​Monday, June 6
June 9 ​June 13 - 23 ​Monday, June 27

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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