Minimal requirements of all volunteers include:

  • Ability to provide proof of immunity to measles, mumps, German measles and varicella through titers (lab work) or vaccinations
  • Ability to participate in initial and annual TB screenings/education and complete post-tests
  • Ability to understand and communicate clearly
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to give and follow direction
  • Ability to satisfactorily meet the requirements of the position
  • Ability to respond promptly and appropriately to customer requests
  • Ability to respond effectively in an emergency and offer assistance as necessary
  • Ability to project a positive outlook and willingness to help as needed
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to commit to at least six months of service
  • Ability to provide a Social Security Number (adult and college volunteers)

See our pages for college volunteers, high school volunteers and Valley Home Care/Valley Hospice volunteers for additional requirements.

Applicants who are invited to join our program must receive favorable references and pass a criminal background check. Before starting an assignment, you will need to be oriented to the hospital policies and procedures, fulfill mandatory health requirements, and complete a self-learning education module.

Volunteers must also agree to maintain their own health insurance during their time as a volunteer and acknowledge that their personal health insurance will apply while they are a volunteer.