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Volunteer Opportunities

2258.4 miles away
714-771-8000 ext. 17156
Mon. - Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. / Sat. - Sun: Closed.

Volunteer Opportunities

Mon. - Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. / Sat. - Sun: Closed.
Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. At Providence St. Joseph Hospital, our volunteers play a vital role in our Mission. Whether you’re interested in giving back to your community or exploring health careers as a volunteer, we have a place for you to lend a helping hand.

Volunteer requirements
  • Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Please view our application link (Apply online now), to see updated program dates for Junior Volunteers.
  • If accepted as a volunteer, applicants 18 years of age and older must be able to provide a United States social security number at the time of the interview for our required background check.
  • Volunteers must commit to a minimum of 100 hours of service – (1) four-hour shift per week. (*Pet Therapy Volunteers excluded). We do not offer short term, summer, internship, or shadowing volunteer opportunities.
  • Volunteers must take an annual tuberculosis test, provided free of charge by the Providence Caregiver Health Department.
  • Volunteers must abide by all patient confidentiality guidelines, customer service expectations and Providence St. Joseph Hospital policies.
  • Volunteers must always wear their Providence St. Joseph Hospital uniform and Providence-issued identification badges while volunteering. (Fees will apply).
  • Volunteers must have access to an email address. The Volunteer Services department utilizes email to communicate with volunteers.
Volunteer application & screening process
  • Application: The first step in becoming a volunteer is to complete an online application. Applicants selected from this initial screening will be invited to attend either an in-person or virtual interview. Selections are made based on open positions and volunteer availability.
  • Please note: Applications are not accepted during the month of December.

  • Interview: Once selected you will be contacted to schedule an in-person or virtual interview.
    • Criminal background check: We will conduct background checks on those 18 years and older; Social Security number is required. Those under 18 years of age are required to submit two letters of recommendation.
    • COVID-19 vaccination: Must show proof or declination of vaccination.
    • Health Screening & Tuberculosis (TB) Test: Applicants will be provided with instructions on how to get TB tested and complete their Health Screening.
    • Orientation: You will receive an invitation to attend orientation. Orientations are held monthly (except for December) on a weekday morning or afternoon.

If you have any questions about the Volunteer Program at Providence St. Joseph Hospital, please email

We offer various volunteer opportunities throughout the ministry, ranging from: ancillary support, clinical units, wishing well gift shop and specialty programs.

Please note that some opportunities are either fixed or variable shifts.

  • Fixed Shifts: (Mon - Sun: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. / 4 p.m.- 8 p.m.)
  • Dependent on department needs and may be subject to change.

  • Emergency Care Center
  • Greeter
  • Main Unit
  • Radiology
  • Triage
  • Wishing Well Gift Shop
  • Music Therapy
  • Navigator
  • Pet Therapy
  • Messaging Service

Nursing units
  • Antepartum
  • Behavioral Health Services
  • Cardiovascular Short Stay Unit (CVSSU)
  • Labor & Delivery
  • Mother Baby
  • Observation
  • OB Triage
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Radiology/Imaging Services
  • Speech Therapy
  • Surgery Prep (In-patient) (SPU)
  • Surgery Recovery (PACU)
Outpatient pavilion
  • Ambassador
  • Cardiac Rehab
  • Stork Shop Boutique
The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment
  • Infusion
  • Genetics
  • Physical Therapy
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Ginny's Shop
Providence building
  • Physical Therapy
Sister Elizabeth building
  • Pediatric Dialysis Activity Volunteer (One-year minimum commitment required)
  • Pediatric Dialysis Volunteer Tutor (One-year minimum commitment required)
  • Kidney Transplant Center

How You Can Make a Difference

Volunteers provide valuable services that help the hospital serve the health care needs of our local communities. Learn more about the non-clinical volunteer services that support Providence St. Joseph Hospital patients, visitors and caregivers.

Volunteering at St. Joseph Hospital