Become a Volunteer at UC San Diego Health

If you are considering applying as a UC San Diego Health volunteer, ​you will need to:

  • Be at least age 16 and older
  • Be available to start immediately
  • Commit to a minimum of 100 hours of service over a six to seven month period
  • Be able to attend the next orientation

Skills of Successful Volunteers

  • 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 

Application Process

  1. Apply for and attend orientation. See more details.        

  2. Complete tuberculosis screening. Provide written verification for immunity to mumps, measles, rubella and chickenpox (varicella). This is done by a blood draw or verification of vaccinations on an immunization record.
  3. Complete Organizational Orientation Curriculum (online training)
  4. Have a placement interview.
  5. Purchase a uniform ($20). 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.
  6. Obtain an ID badge ($10 to replace if forgotten or lost)
  7. Attend department training

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