Volunteer Requirements

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with UCSF Health. Our October cohort is now full, and we will re-open our registration in early February 2020. Please check back in late January for more information.

 

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 below immunization requirements. Volunteers may visit their own healthcare provider or may utilize UCSF Occupational Health services to receive a Final Health Clearance from UCSF Occupational Health Services. 

Please note: multiple visits may be required. 

  1. Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR): proof of 2 vaccinations or a positive blood titer
  2. Varicella (Chicken Pox): proof of 2 vaccinations or a positive blood titer
  3. Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap): must have been administered after 2005 to include the booster for Pertussis or whooping cough 
  4. Flu Shot: required during flu season - As required by state law, anyone who declines a flu shot must sign a declination form and wear a hospital-supplied mask while in areas where patients are seen, evaluated and treated. ​​​​​​*Volunteers serving in the Benioff Children's Hospital, that decline the flu vaccine, are required to take a leave of absence during flu season, per Child Life Services policy.* Click here for the 2019-2020 Flu Clinic Schedule
  5. Hepatitis B: EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT VOLUNTEERS ONLY
  6. Tuberculosis (TB) Requirements: Proof of 2 Negative TB skin test (volunteers must complete option A, B, or C):  
  • Option A: Two negative TB skin tests:  1 within the last three months and 1 within the last year
  • Option B: 1 Negative QuantiFeron Blood Test and 1 Negative TB skin test within the last three months
  • Option C: 1 Negative chest x-ray report completed within the past year, if you have a positive TB skin test (must provide proof of positive skin test results)

 

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