Volunteer Requirements

Update as of 1/9/24:

Registration for new volunteers is now full. Please check back on Wednesday, March 6th for updates. As a reminder, our program is a minimum six-month commitment and volunteers must be able to serve one 3–4-hour shift on the same day and time each week. We currently do not have opportunities for volunteers to serve evenings and weekends.

Adult Volunteer Requirements

Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of registration

Onboarding: Complete the volunteer onboarding process (including the online orientation and a group interview) by the specified dates for your onboarding cohort. 

Time Commitment: Volunteers must be able to serve one 3-4 hour shift on the same day & time each week, completing at least 100 hours over a minimum six month period.

Health Requirements: Volunteers must complete the immunization requirements listed below

Background Check: Adult volunteers are required to complete a background check

 

Teen Volunteer Requirements

Must be at least 16 years of age at the time of registration

Onboarding: Complete the volunteer onboarding process (including the online orientation and a group interview) by the specified dates for your onboarding cohort.

Time Commitment: Volunteers must be able to serve one 3-4 hour shift on the same day & time each week, completing at least 100 hours over a minimum six month period.

Health Requirements: Volunteers must complete the immunization requirements listed below

Background Check: When teen volunteers turn 18, they are required to complete a background check

* Volunteer opportunities for volunteers ages 16-17 are available Monday-Friday between 8:30 am - 5 pm with Adult patients & weekends in our Gift Shops from 11 am - 4 pm

 

Health Requirements:

If you are accepted to become a UCSF volunteer, you will be required to complete the series of immunization requirements listed below. It is requested that you complete all of your immunization requirements through your own healthcare provider. However, if this presents a financial hardship for you, Employee Health or Occupational Health may be able to assist with these requirements.

 

Please note: multiple visits may be required. 

Requirement 

Option 1 

Option 2 

COVID-19 Vaccine 

ONE or more of the following options:

  • Initial shot or series (one-dose, such as the J&J vaccine) + ONE Booster (initial or bivalent) 
  • Bivalent Vaccine
  • XBB 1.5 Monovalent Vaccine

Note:

You will not be allowed to submit an exception form without first completing one of the vaccine requirements under Option 1.

Approved Exception

COVID-19 Vaccine - Religious exception

COVID-19 Medical Exception

Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 

1 dose of vaccine formulated for the current flu season 

Completed flu vaccine declination form

MMR Vaccine 

2 dose series 

Titer showing immunity to all 3 components (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) 

Varicella Vaccine 

2 dose series 

Titer showing immunity 

TDaP Vaccine 

TDaP given within the last 10 years 

TDaP given once after the age of 17 

TD given in the last 10 years 

TB Screening 

1 negative TB test (PPD or Quantiferon) in prior 3 months 

1 negative TB test (PPD or Quantiferon) in prior 12 months  

Positive TB test 

Negative chest Xray 

Negative TB symptom review 

Hepatitis B Vaccine 

Required only for San Francisco Emergency Department volunteers

2 or 3 dose series 

Titer showing immunity