Hospital Volunteer Application

How to Apply to Volunteer at the Hospital

Rady Children's volunteers contributed 46,563 volunteer hours last year. That translates to a gift worth more than $1,050,000.00!

Due to our extensive training and dedication to quality, all hospital volunteers are asked to make a one-year commitment (100 hours) to volunteer within the Hospital.

College Student Volunteers - Applications for college students (or age equivalent) are available twice a year and are accepted in September and in January. January applications were made available on Monday, January 7, 2019 and more than 160 applications were received for 40 openings. Applications for college students will next be made available on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 9 a.m.

1) Application link will be available on date listed above.

2) Application forms are processed in the order in which they are received.

3) Completed application forms are reviewed by Volunteer Services staff.

4) Volunteers selected for further consideration will be required to submit references. Prospective volunteers will be notified of the next steps approximately 2 - 3 weeks after references are submitted.

5) Volunteers are also required to have a two-step TB test, proof of current immunizations, drug screening and Background Check prior to starting their assignments. More detailed information will be provided at the interview.

Adult Volunteers - The Adult Application was posted on May 1, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. We received more than 90 applications for 25 open positions and are in the process of reviewing the applications that were received. The application will next be made available through a link on this site on Tuesday, October 1 at 9:00 a.m. Please note that the application is only available on this date.

1) Application link will be available on date listed above.

2) Application forms are processed in the order in which they are received.

3) Completed application forms are reviewed by Volunteer Services staff.

4) Volunteers selected for further consideration will be required to submit references. Prospective volunteers will be notified of the next steps approximately 2 - 3 weeks after references are submitted.

5) Volunteers are also required to have a two-step TB test, proof of current immunizations, drug screening and Background Check prior to starting their assignments. More detailed information will be provided at the interview.

Junior Volunteers

Rady Children's Junior Volunteer program is open to high school students who are at least 16 years old. Junior volunteers work in several areas of the hospital including our Gift Shop and Information Desks. All Junior Volunteers are placed in support roles to start and after a minimum of six months of service, may request a new assignment.

Junior Volunteers are asked to serve a minimum of 70 hours or one semester. We are unable to accept volunteers needing to complete “community service” or “court-ordered” volunteer hours. We also do not offer "shadowing" experiences.

The Junior Volunteer Application was available from Monday, March 4, 2019 – Monday, March 11, 2019. Please check back soon for the next application date/s.

The Junior Volunteer Application is currently not available.

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