Hospital Volunteer Application

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

How to Apply to Volunteer at the Hospital

Due to our extensive training and dedication to quality, we ask the following from our ADULT volunteer applicants;

  • Must at least 18 years of age at the time of the application.
  • Commit to a minimum of 100 hours of service over at least 12 consecutive months.
  • Be available for one weekly 3-hour shift, on the same day and time.

1) Online application is available on the following link: We are currently recruiting for Monday - Friday morning and afternoon shifts only. There are currently no weekend or evening shifts available.

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 and a background check submitted through RCHSD. Prospective volunteers will be notified of the next steps in approximately 2 - 3 weeks.

5) Volunteers are also required to have a background check submitted through RCHSD, QuantiFERON TB test, proof of current immunizations (including Covid vaccine and applicable boosters), drug screen and online orientation prior to starting their first day. More detailed information will be provided at the online interview..

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