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:
Expectant Parents Tour
Patient Care Programs
Health Services Library
Intensive Care Unit/Coronary Care Unit
Intensive Care Unit/Coronary Care Unit Waiting Room
Surgery Waiting Area
Baby Cuddler Program
Labor and Delivery
Certified Therapy Dog Program
Flu and Immunization Clinics
Bulk Mailings (on call)
General Office Duties
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.
Volunteer Opportunities for High School and College Students
The year-round student volunteer program allows high school and college students (16 and older) an opportunity to volunteer at St. John’s Hospitals during the summer. Students can volunteer in a variety of departments within the hospital. Three- to four-hour shifts are available at various times during the day or early evening, weekdays, and weekends.
Students may be assigned to the following areas:
Labor and Delivery
Intensive Care Unit and Coronary Care Unit
Reception and Information Desk
Acute Care (Patient Floors)
General Office Duties
Interested in becoming a student volunteer? Please complete the application (PDF) and have your parent complete the parental consent form (PDF). You must also submit at least one letter of recommendation from a counselor, teacher, coach or employer, or you may complete 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.
When you come for your interview, please bring a copy of your immunization records and $15 for your student dues, which will cover your required t-shirt and lanyard. 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.
Please note that we require a minimum of 3-4 hours a week and a minimum of 75 hours within six months for you to receive documentation from the hospital of your volunteer hours. If you miss more than three consecutive shifts, you risk being dropped from the volunteer program.
Clinical Care Extender Internship
The Clinical Care Extender Internship features a clinically-focused experience that gives pre-health professionals unprecedented access to direct patient care. Clinical Care Extender Interns become valuable members of the patient care team alongside nurses, physicians and allied health professionals in clinical and administrative settings. Interns receive training to participate in basic patient care tasks as they rotate among the different departments within the hospital.
Must be 18 years of age or older
Accepted, currently enrolled in or graduated from an accredited college or university
Complete online application and interview process
If accepted, attend the Clearance Appointments at the Pipeline site and submit required immunization/health records before attending mandatory training
Attend mandatory 3-day training
Pass post-training exams
Clinical Care Extender Internship Schedule Requirements:
Serve a minimum of one, four-hour shift each week. Most departments are open 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Attend two Clinical Care Extender meetings every 3 months.
Accumulate a total of 280 internship hours. Most interns take approximately 15 months to complete the minimum hours requirement, however others complete it earlier by volunteering more shifts per week (accelerated 3-month track available).
Click here for more information, detailed instructions, and to access the online application.
For more information about volunteering at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard or at St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo, or for information about our hospitals’ Volunteer Services program, please contact St. John’s director of Volunteer Services at 805.988.2627 (Oxnard) or at 805.389.5651 (Camarillo).