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Become A Volunteer

As Regional Grows, so does our need for volunteers

Our volunteers are ready with warm smiles and ever-ready helping hands.

Our volunteers are ready with warm smiles and ever-ready helping hands.

Regional Medical Center of San Jose welcomes and values volunteers who come to the hospital each day. These are the volunteers who give their time, patience, talent, and smiles to employees, patients and visitors for the sheer joy of helping others. The hospital has many opportunities for adults as well as high school students to work within a variety of hospital settings. The goal of our volunteer department is to provide assistance wherever needed in the hospital. We do not perform medical or nursing duties. Instead, our dedicated volunteers bring an extra touch of friendliness and comfort to the patients and visitors of Regional Medical Center of San Jose.

No special skills are required, though they are appreciated. We work with our volunteers so their assignments closely match their interests, skills and experience. Most volunteers commit 3-4 hours weekly and for a minimum of 1 year. Our wide range of placements and shifts ensure we can arrange a volunteer schedule that's convenient for you whether you prefer weekday mornings or an evening on the weekend.

Our volunteers provide services in more than 20 different areas at Regional Medical Center of San Jose. Volunteers are involved in the Front Desk, Dispersal, Emergency Department, Surgical Area, Pre-Surgical Area and other departments. New volunteers must complete shifts at the Front Desk or Dispersal area for a minimum of 3 months.

Kevin was our 2014 Volunteer Scholarship Award winner (far left).

Kevin was our 2014 Volunteer Scholarship Award winner (far left).

Current Available Volunteer Opportunities

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • A free meal for any shift that is 4 hours or more
  • Free annual flu shot and TB test
  • Free parking
  • Volunteer appreciation events
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Opportunity to help others and learn new skills
  •  Work in a friendly and team oriented environment

The Adult Volunteer program is open to anyone over the age of 18. We accept applications for adult volunteers 4 times a year. Currently, preference will be given to candidates that are available early in the morning on Monday through Friday, and/or from noon to 3:00pm on Wednesdays and Fridays. The deadlines are as follows:

Application Deadline

Interview Dates

Orientation

March 1st

March 15 – March 25

April 15 – April 25

June 1st

June 15 – June 25

July 15 – July 25

Sept. 1st

Sept. 15 – Sept. 25

Oct. 15 – Oct. 25

Dec. 1st

Dec. 15 – Dec. 25

Dec. 15 – Dec. 25

We are now accepting applications for Adult Volunteers!

Volunteering at Regional provides students with opportunities to better themselves and to improve the community.

Volunteering at Regional provides students with opportunities to better themselves and to improve the community.

The Junior Volunteer program is open to high school students ages 16-18. Students who volunteer at the hospital are able to serve their community while also getting a glimpse of the health care environment. Letter of Recommendation will be provided upon satisfactory completion of the volunteer program. We accept applications for juniors twice a year. Currently, we are only accepting Junior Volunteers that are available for the weekdays. The interview dates for the upcoming on-boarding process is as follows:

Winter Program

Application

October 1st

Interview Dates

October 4 – October 25

If chosen, you will be informed by

November

 Summer Program

Application

April 1st

Interview Dates

April 15 – April 25

If chosen, you will be informed by

May

We are now accepting applications for Junior Volunteers!

For more information about any volunteer program, please call Andy Ma, Manager of Volunteer Services, at 408-928-7060, or email at andy.ma@hcahealthcare.com. You may also visit us by stopping by our Volunteer Dispersal Office located at the Tower-1 lobby (right across from the Information Desk restrooms); our office hours are as follows:

Monday-Thursday: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Or by appointment