"We are grateful for your interest in volunteering for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Our on-boarding process for volunteers includes the application, a group orientation, a personal interview with our Director for placement, and, very frequently additional training. As a result, it can often take 2-3 months to begin as a volunteer. Current applicants should expect to begin volunteering in early October.
Thank you for your patience with the process and for your interest in serving our young patients and their families."
Volunteers at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital 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