As Regional Grows, So Does Our Need For Volunteers
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. 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. Please see the applications for more details.
Our volunteers provide services in different departments 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.
2016 Volunteer Scholarship Award Winners: Vivian Nguyen, Alana Luong and Cynthia Hernandez
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
Adult Volunteer Program
The Adult Volunteer program is open to anyone who is 18 and above. Currently, preference will be given to candidates that are available in the morning on Monday through Friday, and/or from 12:00pm to 3:00pm on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Junior Volunteer Program
The Junior Volunteer program is open to high school students ages 15-17. 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.
The following are on-boarding periods are for both Adults and Juniors Volunteers. We accept applications throughout the year but only review them during the dates below. Please note that dates are subject to change.
|Application Deadline||Interview Dates||Orientation|
|Feb 1st||Feb 9 – Feb 20||Feb 23 – Feb 27|
|May 1st||May 11 – May 22||May 25 – May 29|
|August 1st||Aug 10 – Aug 21||Aug 24 – Aug 29|
|October 1st||Oct 5 – Oct 15||Oct 26 – Oct 30|
The Pastoral Care program
The Pastoral Care program is open to chaplains with pastoral care experiences. Our Pastoral Care chaplains respond to the spiritual and religious needs of patients, their families, and hospital staff. Interested applicants should have at least 1 year of experience in ministering to the sick and/or relevant experience. For more information about how you can become a Volunteer Chaplain, please contact our Volunteer Chaplain Chair – Rose Lara at (408) 239-3601.
For more information about any volunteer program, please contact Volunteer Services at (408) 928-7060. 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)
Monday-Friday: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Or by appointment