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.
For a complete listing of all volunteer service position descriptions, click here!
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.
Due to the current situation with the coronavirus outbreak, we are not accepting volunteer applications. Please check back for updates as this situation changes. Thank you.
2020 High School Student Scholarship Program
Please click here for the 2020 scholarship application and information. Completed applications must be postmarked no later than March 30, 2020.
Due to the current situation with the coronavirus, we have extended the application deadline to April 30, 2020. Further extensions may occur in the future. Please continue to check our website.
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. The gift shop sells everything from new baby gifts to kitchen decorations and gadgets. We are also happy to assist you in selecting a gift for someone special. If you have a friend or family member staying at ValleyCare, give us a call. We are happy to deliver a get-well gift to the room for you!
Gift Shop hours are Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 925.416.3401 for more information or to place an order.
For more information on volunteering in the Gift Shop, call 925.734.3368.