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CHOC Volunteer Requirements

To support a safe and healthy environment for all of CHOC’s families, patients, associates and volunteers, all volunteers must meet the following requirements:

  • Volunteers must be at least 16 years old at the time of signing up for an information session. No exceptions.
  • Volunteers must be able to commit to a regularly scheduled shift once a week. Most shifts run three to four hours.
  • Volunteers must dedicate a minimum of 100 hours of service (no summer-only volunteer opportunities). Out of the 100 hours of service, 10 hours must be committed to clerical or special event support.
  • Volunteers must abide by all patient confidentiality guidelines, customer service expectations, and hospital policies. The safety and protection of our patients and families is our first priority.
  • Volunteers must adhere to our dress code:  full-length tan pants, CHOC uniform shirt (will be provided at no cost), closed-toe shoes, and no artificial nails (no gel, powder dipped or acrylic nails) in roles with patient contact.
  • Volunteers must have access to or possess a computer and email address. The Volunteer Programs department utilizes email to communicate vital information.

Accepted volunteers must:

  • Adhere to CHOC’s incoming volunteer medical and background pre-screening requirements:
    • show documentation of proof of immunizations against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR); varicella (chicken pox); COVID-19; Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis); and influenza (only during flu season);
    • show proof of two negative TB skin tests in a 12-month period or a Quantiferon-TB Gold test in a 60-day period. If you have tested positive in the past, you must show proof of chest X-ray within a 12-month period;
    • complete a urine drug screen test; and
    • pass a background check and complete a reference form.
  • Complete online training modules and attend a new volunteer orientation

Detailed information about volunteer requirements is provided at our information sessions.