Studies show that those who volunteer are frequently happier and more content, and they often find new friendships and expand their horizons in ways they never expected.
Caring and Compassion
Just ask any of the more than 250 ValleyCare volunteers if they enjoy their work. For more than 60 years, these caring men and women have unselfishly given their time and talent to help patients and visitors at ValleyCare's medical facilities.
Being a volunteer requires a commitment, but ValleyCare offers a variety of positions that are sure to fit your schedule. ValleyCare volunteers are:
- Minimum 6-month commitment and 100 hours of service.
- At least 16 years of age
The ValleyCare volunteers are involved in a variety of activities throughout the health system including: visiting patients through the Ambassador program, escorting wheelchair patients, delivering flowers, staffing the Gift Shop, directing visitors at our information desks, working in our outpatient surgery center and emergency services, and helping staff members in different departments throughout the hospital. You will also find them assisting patrons at the ValleyCare Resource Center or visiting with patients in our Cancer Center.
We make every attempt to match a volunteer's interest and skills to specific assignments keeping in mind the greatest needs of the organization and how we can best support the patient experience. Volunteers do not shadow, observe or provide clinical services (intern/externship), or participate in research positions.
Becoming a ValleyCare volunteer is easy! Please complete the volunteer application and start sharing your time and talent today! High school students should use this application as well, but please make sure to select the type "high school student" and enter the name of your school and graduation year where requested. Once your application has been received, you will be contacted by the volunteer membership director and invited to a one-hour information meeting/group interview. Next steps will be covered during the information meeting.
The Gift Shop is located in the lobby of Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare in Pleasanton. The gift shop offers a unique shopping experience with a wide selection of special and distinctive gifts. For more information on volunteering in the Gift Shop, call 925.734.3368.