Volunteers at Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland make a difference in the lives of our patients and their families every day. Our volunteers are a diverse, well trained group of individuals who generously give thousands of hours each year to support hospital staff and patients.
Children's Hospital Oakland's service-based volunteer program helps meet the needs of patients, patient families and staff. It is not a job-training program, an internship, nor does it provide medical shadowing. We do not accept court-ordered placements.
How To Apply
If you are interested in submitting an application to become a
Children's Hospital volunteer, download and complete the Application and
Health Clearance Form.
- Be 16 years or older
- Commit to a minimum of one shift per week for at least six months of continuous service, and a total minimum commitment of 100 hours
- Pass a background check
- Be in good general physical and mental health
- Have no criminal record
- Submit a completed Volunteer Application & Health Clearance form (see note below)
VOLUNTEER APPLICANT HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
Due to a change in CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recommendations and Hospital policy that increases patient protection, we now require that applicants submit proof of Chicken Pox (Varicella) immunity.
Applications must include the Health Clearance form (version date 2010) with Section 3–Chicken Pox Immunity information completed. Applications received without Section 3–Chicken Pox Immunity requirements will be returned.