If you are looking for a fun and fulfilling way to give back to the community, then West Hills Hospital & Medical Center has an opportunity for you. Our volunteer program matches motivated adults and high school students with volunteer positions in our hospital, where they can make an impact on patients, their families, and our team of healthcare providers. Could volunteering at our hospital be right for you? Here is what you need to know.
Who can volunteer?
We welcome both adult volunteers and teen volunteers. Adults can apply throughout the year, while high school students who are interested in our Junior Volunteer program are accepted during March, April, and May. We ask volunteers to commit to working shifts for six consecutive months and that they complete 100 hours of service in that time. Volunteer shifts are available seven days a week during the morning, afternoon, and evening, so there is a time that can fit into almost anyone’s schedule.
What do volunteers do?
We have several different volunteer programs. Volunteers can work in the gift shop, as chaplains, pet volunteers, and in our regional occupational program, which is coordinated through LAUSD. Volunteers may also assist with clerical work throughout our hospital departments. We can help volunteers find an opportunity that puts their skills to the best possible use.
How can I become a volunteer?
We hold information sessions for volunteers on the first Wednesday of every month at 5:30 PM at 7320 Woodlake Avenue, #120, in West Hills. Information sessions last for one hour and reservations are required. Reserve a spot by emailing the Director of Volunteer Services at least 48 hours before the session you wish to attend. Prospective volunteers are then invited to complete an application, and if selected, will undergo a Tuberculosis screening free of charge as well as a background check. Attendance at all training and orientation sessions is required.
To find out more about the volunteer program, contact West Hills Hospital & Medical Center today. Call (818) 676-4321 to learn more about getting involved as a volunteer and becoming an integral part of our hospital community.