Volunteering at St. John’s

Volunteer Opportunities at St. John’s Hospitals

St. John’s volunteers donate their time and energy to provide valuable and important resources to hospital departments. St. John’s volunteers raise funds for hospital equipment and programs through gift shop sales and other events. Their dedication, perseverance, creativity, enthusiasm and devotion help make St. John’s an outstanding healthcare provider.

Volunteer Services at both hospitals provide volunteer opportunities for adults age 18 and over. In addition, high school and college students age 16 and older can volunteer at both hospitals through the Student Volunteer Program.

Volunteer Opportunities for Adults

Volunteer opportunities through Volunteer Services at St. John’s Hospitals are open to all adults over age 18 who are willing to make a responsible commitment to uphold the purpose, objectives and policies of both Volunteer Services and the hospitals.

Volunteers may be assigned to the following services:

  • Admitting
  • Community Education
  • Emergency Department
  • Expectant Parents Tour
  • Patient Care Programs
  • Gift Shop
  • Health Services Library
  • Intensive Care Unit/Coronary Care Unit
  • Intensive Care Unit/Coronary Care Unit Waiting Room
  • Information Desk
  • Mail Service
  • Short-Stay Unit
  • Surgery Waiting Area
  • Baby Cuddler Program
  • Mother-Infant Unit/NICU
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Laboratory
  • Auxiliary Office
  • Certified Therapy Dog Program
  • Crafts/Flower Arranging
  • Flu and Immunization Clinics
  • Magazine Cart
  • Bulk Mailings (on call)
  • Hospitality Cart
  • Reception Desk
  • General Office Duties
  • Special Events
  • Employee Health
  • Nursing Education

Interested in becoming a volunteer? Please complete the application (PDF). You must also submit at least one letter of recommendation, or you can use the recommendation form (PDF). Once complete, please do not mail or drop off the application or recommendation form. Please call the director of Volunteer Services at 805.988.2627 (Oxnard) or 805.389.5651 (Camarillo) to schedule an interview.

Membership dues to join Volunteer Services are $15 annually. You must also purchase the uniform. At St. John’s Regional Medical Center, the volunteer smock is $25. At St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital, the volunteer smock/jacket is $28 and the polo shirt is $25.

You will be required to take a tuberculosis test before you can begin volunteering (compliments of St. John’s Hospitals), which will be scheduled at the time of your interview.