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Help Make a Difference: Volunteer at VPH

Delivering service excellence would not be possible without the help of our valuable volunteers. Being a part of the Valley Presbyterian Hospital community means we all have the power to touch the lives of patients and their families in immeasurable ways. Our volunteers provide assistance and support services to staff, patients and visitors across departments.

We are proud of the quality and service our volunteers contribute to our patients and staff. In 2017, our volunteers contributed about 72,000 hours across 52 departments.

If you'd like to join our volunteer team, or would like more information, please contact Director of Volunteer Services Virginia Napoles at (818) 902-2932 or virginiarivero.napoles@valleypres.org

Applicant Requirements

All applicants must be:

  • At least 14 years of age
  • In good physical and mental health
  • Able to communicate well in English (second language skills are a plus)
  • Willing to volunteer one 3-4 hour shift for 4 consecutive weeks as a patient/family escort
  • Committed to 120 hours of volunteer service and one 4-hour shift each week
  • Adults must have a background check cleared before starting. The hospital will pay for this report.

In addition, applicants are required to have health clearance before starting, which includes:

  • Written documentation of a minimum of two vaccinations for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) received as a child in individuals born after 1957, or one MMR given after the age of 17. Proof of Varicella immunization and other childhood immunizations.
  • Recent TB skin test screening for tuberculosis or, in skin test-positive individuals, a written report of chest x-ray results taken within the previous year.
  • Flu shot proof during flu season only (November 1 - March 31)