What can you do with an hour of your time?

Cuddle a baby? Visit a neighbor? Learn something new? Mentor a student? Share your artistic or creative talent?

Service opportunities are available year round at St. John's 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 calling Stephanie Garafalo, Manager of Volunteer Services 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. 

For more information and to Download the forms listed below please visit our Volunteer Website:

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