Giving

Compassion in action

The volunteers at Providence Little Company of Mary Torrance make up a core group of individuals that are vital in helping us carry out our mission and commitment to serving our patients and community. Whether our volunteers are working in the gift shop, information desk, same day surgery, emergency department or delivering flowers, helping others in their healing process is a very satisfying and inspiring experience.

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Take the first step in becoming a volunteer and fill out our online application. (Adult Program only)

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In exchange for your time and talents, you will reap the rewards of providing compassionate care to those in need.

Volunteers are a vital part of our ministry, helping us serve patients and our community. In exchange for your time and talents, you will reap the rewards of providing compassionate care to those in need.

If you join our team, you will:

  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Provide compassion and support to patients and loved ones
  • Help us improve the hospital experience for patients
  • Develop new skills
  • Become part of a team
  • Enjoy cafeteria and gift shop discounts
  • Free self and valet parking
  • Opportunity to attend Auxiliary luncheons and Annual Awards event

One of the most important reasons for becoming a Providence Little Company of Mary Volunteer is to make a positive impact on the community.

Volunteer opportunities

We are proud to offer our volunteers a unique and diverse experience. We have many rewarding volunteer opportunities working with patients, helping families and visitors and assisting hospital staff. Examples include:

  • Provide information and directions to visitors, patients and staff
  • Greet visitors, escort and discharge patients
  • Patient rounding
  • Restock supplies
  • Serve in our surgery and recovery areas
  • Deliver flowers and mail to patients
  • Assist customers in the Auxiliary Gift Shop
  • Perform general office duties
  • Help staff with special projects
  • and more!

We cannot guarantee assignments, but we attempt to place volunteers in assignments that will make the best use of their talents, based on the needs of the hospital.

How do I become a Volunteer?

If you can commit to our requirements, we invite you to complete our online application (Adult Program only).

Please be sure you are able to meet the requirements before submitting your application for consideration. The application process does not guarantee placement into our program. We screen applicants based on skills, potential fit and availability. After we receive your application, we will contact you within two weeks to let you know if you have been selected.

Questions?

Call Volunteer Services, 310-303-6197 or send an email.

Thank you for your interest in applying to our program. Because volunteers are a vital part of our team, we have some requirements. Placement in a volunteer assignment is based on volunteer’s availability, skills and suitability as well as current openings and hospital needs. Volunteer placement is not guaranteed.

Before applying to our program, be sure you can commit to the following expectations:

  • Provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination (must be fully vaccinated, with booster)
  • Must be at least 18 years old and out of High School
  • Commit to serve as a volunteer for one year, fulfilling an assigned four-hour shift each week
  • Commit to serving a minimum of 100 hours
  • Attend a mandatory two hour orientation
  • Complete a Providence-provided TB blood test and physical
  • Complete flu shot compliance during influenza season (per CDPH requirements)
  • Pass a criminal background check provided by Providence
  • Complete 12 hours of training (three four-hour training sessions)
  • Able to provide their own uniform (white pants, white shirt and white shoes)
  • Purchase a Providence volunteer jacket
  • Option to join the Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance Volunteer Auxiliary with annual dues of $15 and attend luncheon events

Submit an Online Application

Because our Volunteer Program is focused on volunteer services, it is not considered a step to employment. If you wish to seek employment at Providence Little Company of Mary, please see our current job listings at www.providenceiscalling.jobs.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not accepting new applications at this time

We are evaluating our High School program and have suspended new recruitment. Please check back periodically for updates.


The High School volunteer program gives students the opportunity to give back to the community and experience what it is like to work in the health care industry.

The Providence Little Company of Mary Torrance High School volunteer program for youths consists of students ranging in age from 15 to 18. These students work evenings and weekends, giving back to the community and experiencing what it is like to work in the health care industry.

The High School volunteer program requires a commitment to a full one-year volunteer position with either a weekly two-hour assigned shift during the weekdays or a four-hour assigned shift on weekends. Applicants must be at least 15 years old.

How do I become a high school volunteer?

Please note

  • Due to the high volume of applications we receive and limited space, we will not be able to accept everyone into our program
  • We do not offer summer, short-term, episodic, shadowing or observation opportunities

Requirements for applying

  • Provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination (must be fully vaccinated, with booster)
  • Must be 15 years of age by July 1
  • Commit to a full one year volunteer position with a weekly assigned shift:
    • Weekdays 4 - 6 p.m. (two-hour shifts)
    • Weekends 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 12 - 4 p.m. (four-hour shifts)

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not accepting new applications at this time. We are evaluating our High School program and have suspended new recruitment. Please check back periodically for updates.

All Providence Little Company of Mary adult volunteers are invited to join the Volunteer Auxiliary. Members serve patients, visitors and caregivers through their volunteer services and provide fundraising support to the hospital.

Since 1959, the Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance Auxiliary has raised funds through special events and sales in the Gift Shop to support hospital services and programs.

Since the Providence Little Company of Mary Foundation began keeping records in 1971, the auxiliary has raised more than $5 million for the medical center.

2022 Auxiliary Board

Honorary President - Sister Terrence Landini, LCM
President - Cheryl Nakagawa
President-Elect - Lou Knox
Secretary - Sue Coppock
Treasurer - Lynne Meehan
Membership Chair - Jennie Valdez
Membership Recorder - Barbara Pasterino
Member at Large - Nick Kozis
Parliamentarian - Eleanor Acore

The Providence Little Company of Mary Auxiliary Gift Shop is a valuable resource for patients, visitors and hospital staff. Our volunteer staff in our non-profit boutique are ready to assist you with a wide range of gift ideas and personal items.

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