Volunteers at St. John's Regional Medical Center and St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital are the heart of our hospitals. Our Volunteers share a common spirit, a desire to use their life experiences, education and concern for others to support our patients, visitors and staff and contribute toward the smooth operation of many hospital services.

Become a Hospital Volunteer

Service opportunities are available year round at both hospitals. Volunteers are asked to commit to a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly schedule. Adult community members, college students, high school and vocational education students are welcome to apply throughout the year. Minimum age 16 years old.

Interested candidates must submit an application by contacting Stephanie Garafalo, Manager of Volunteer Services, via phone at (805) 988-2627 or email  stephanie.garafalo@dignityhealth.org.

Upon receipt of a completed application, candidates will be invited to a personal interview. Interviews are by appointment only and applicants applications are brought to first appt.  Adult applicants must provide a social security number in order to obtain a mandatory background screening. All candidates must complete a health screening. Screenings are provided free of charge. 

College & vocational education students, regardless of age, must submit:

  • Student Application
  • Background Screening Authorization
  • Letter of Reference

Other Adults must submit:

  • Adult Application
  • Background Screening Authorization
  • Letter of Reference