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, 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 January and in September. January applications were made available on Monday, Jan. 6 and more than 200 applications were received for 35 openings. Applications for college students will next be made available on Monday, Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

1) Application currently not 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. 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 Monday, Jan. 6. We received more than 100 applications for 15 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, May 5 at 9 a.m. Please note that the application is only available on this date.

1) Application currently not 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. 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. Due to COVID-19 Coronavirus concerns, we have closed the Junior Application for 2020. We will be notifying applicants who have already submitted applications in regards to next steps.

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