Recognized as an integral part of the Providence, our volunteers provide encouragement, comfort and strength to our patients and visitors. Whether working in the gift shop, delivering food to our patients, or lending a hand in one of our community outreach programs, helping others in their healing process can be a very satisfying and inspiring experience. Our Providence volunteers often make new friends and learn new skills along the way. Offer your time and talents and reap the rewards of being needed and appreciated.
Benefits of Volunteering
- Free parking – Volunteers may park free of charge in designated parking lots using a Providence–issued identification badge.
- Credit Union – Volunteers have access to Providence First Credit Union, located at 4000 Magnolia Blvd. in Burbank.
- Discount in Cafeteria– Volunteer identification badges issued by Providence entitles volunteers to a free meal.
- Medical Center events – Volunteers have the opportunity to attend various events during the year, including the Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon, holiday parties, special healthcare fairs and events, as well as Foundation events.
Opportunities for Service Include:
- Nursing units
- Administrative offices
- Main information desk
- Emergency department
- Book cart
- Spiritual care
- Messenger service
- Patient companionship
- Gift shop
Volunteer requirements for Providence Medical Centers are easily met. People of all ages, backgrounds and abilities who want to help others can become volunteers. An initial interview matches each volunteer's interest, talent and schedule to the Medical Centers' needs. All volunteers attend an orientation to introduce them to the Providence Mission and Core Values, as well as become familiar with various departmental functions before beginning assignments.
The list of requirements includes:
- Volunteers must be at least 15 years old.
- A record of volunteer service is maintained so volunteers can be honored with appropriate awards at our annual Volunteer Recognition festivities.
- Volunteers must submit a signed application, contract and confidentiality statement.
- Volunteers must take a tuberculosis test, provided free of charge by the Providence Employee Health Department.
- Volunteers must wear their Providence–issued identification badges at all times while volunteering.
- All volunteers must make a commitment to 6 months/ 100 hours, limited to one shift, 3 – 4 hours per week.
- Volunteers must wear the Providence Saint Joseph uniform when volunteering, to make it easy for the staff, patients and their families to recognize them.
For more information about becoming a volunteer at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, call 818-843-5111, or fill out our online application.