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.

2017 Volunteer Scholarship Award Winners: Julinh Lam, Allen Taing and Catherine Nguyen

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

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Front Desk
Greet visitors, provide information and guide them to their destination
Emergency Department Advocate
Provide information and support to patients and visitors
Enhance hospital services through discharge assistance, wheelchair retrieval and other tasks as needed
Hospitality Cart
Greet patients and family members, and offer them beverages, snacks and other items to make them more confortable
Escort patients to pre-surgical areas, answer questions, assist with discharging of patients and other tasks as needed
Assist with physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language therapy

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.

Apply to be an Adult Volunteer Today

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.

Apply to be a Junior Volunteer Today

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.

Contact Us

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)

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Or by appointment