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Become a Volunteer

How to Become a Volunteer

The process to become a new volunteer is as follows:

  • Apply for and attend an orientation
  • Commit to a minimum of 100 hours of volunteer service
  • Complete TB screening. Provide written verification for immunity to Mumps, Measles, Rubella and Chicken Pox (Varicella). This is done by a blood draw or verification of vaccinations on an immunization record.
  • Complete Organizational Orientation Curriculum (on-line training)
  • Have a placement interview
  • Purchase a uniform ($20)
  • Obtain an ID badge ($10 to replace if forgotten or lost)
  • Be scheduled for department specific training

Competencies of Successful Volunteers

We are not able to accept court-ordered service applications

  • Good communication skills in English
  • Self-starter who needs minimal supervision
  • Good listening skills and ability to follow instructions
  • Dependable and flexible
  • Positive and professional attitude
  • Physical ability to perform tasks of assigned work area

Volunteer Dress

Volunteers should be easily recognizable by staff and patients. A standard uniform and hospital ID badge ensure immediate identification. Volunteers should maintain clean uniforms and shoes, present a well-groomed image, and show courteous manners. Uniform includes clean white or khaki (tan) pants with uniform top and closed toe/rubber-soled shoes.

DEPARTMENT OF VOLUNTEER SERVICES
200 West Arbor Drive
West Wing Room 100
San Diego, CA 92103-8959
Telephone: 619-543-6370
Fax: 619-543-5809
volsvcs@ucsd.edu

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday to Friday