Volunteer Requirements

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with UCSF Health.

As of October 2021, we have resumed a small number of programs for returning volunteers only. New volunteer onboarding is still on hold at this time. 

Please check our website periodically for the latest updates.

For current information on UCSF's policies regarding COVID-19, please visit our COVID-19 resources page.

If you should have an questions, contact us at [email protected].

 

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. Covid-19 vaccination series: volunteers must complete the full Covid-19 vaccination series which includes waiting for 2 weeks after the second dose of a 2-dose series, or 2 weeks after a single dose vaccine.
  5. 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 2021-2022 Flu Clinic Schedule.
  6. Hepatitis B: EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT VOLUNTEERS ONLY
  7. 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)