Volunteer

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.

St. John's resumed its volunteer program in April of 2021, more than a year since pausing volunteer activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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.

Our adult volunteers may be assigned to the following hospital departments or programs:

  • Auxiliary Office
  • Admitting
  • Baby Cuddler Program
  • Certified Therapy Dog Program
  • Community Education
  • Emergency Department
  • Employee Health
  • Gift Shop
  • Health Services Library
  • Information Desk
  • Intensive Care Unit/Coronary Care Unit
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Laboratory
  • Mail Room
  • Mother-Infant Unit
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Nursing Education
  • Patient Care Support Services
  • Short-Stay Unit
  • Surgery Waiting Area

They may also help with general office duties, hospital tours, special events, crafts, flower arranging, flu and immunization clinics, or our hospital magazine cart or hospitality cart.

How to apply

Please contact Stephanie Garofalo, Manager of Volunteer Services, via phone at (805) 988-2627 or email stephanie.garofalo@dignityhealth.org, to obtain the application forms and schedule an interview. 

Interviews are by appointment only. Applicants must bring their completed application forms to the interview. 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