Volunteers at French Hospital


Volunteers at French Hospital Medical Center are the heart of our hospital. Our Volunteers share a common spirit, a desire to use their life experiences, education and concern for others to support our patients, visitors and staff. 

Our volunteers, numbering approximately 130 strong, give generously of themselves, each one contributing toward the smooth operation of many hospital services.

Volunteers benefit from:

  • Education on how to be a great goodwill ambassador.
  • Satisfaction in knowing that you make a difference to patients and staff.
  • Expanding your life experiences and skills.
  • Rewarding change of pace from you regular routines.
  • Meet other volunteers and staff who may become good friends and associates.

What are the qualifications to be a volunteer?

  • Dependable, interested in helping others, and have a positive attitude.
  • Be in good health to perform assigned tasks. A tuberculosis test and health screening are required. In addition, standard hospital pre-qualification procedures require volunteers complete a drug screening and background check.
  • Must be able to work at least four hours per week.
  • Junior Volunteers (Volunteens) must be at least 16 years old and able to work at least 2 hours per week.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and annual flu vaccinations are required.

Where can you volunteer?

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Front desk reception
  • Gift Shop
  • Hearst Cancer Resource Center
  • Hospital floor
  • Office work
  • Pet Therapy Program
  • Surgery waiting room
  • Various hospital departments

Become a Hospital Volunteer

You may download the Volunteer Application or you can pick one up at the Volunteer Front Desk located in the Front Lobby. After completion, please return the application to the Volunteer Front Desk located in the hospital's Front Lobby.

For more information, contact Volunteer Service Manager at 805.542.6240 or jennie.foremaster@commonspirit.org.


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