Volunteer Requirements

Update as of 9/8/22: New Volunteer Info. Session registration will be available on Monday, 10/3/22.

If you should have any 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 Employee Health or Occupational Health to receive a final health clearance.

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 an up-to-date Tdap vaccination record (within 10 years) or a positive blood titer.
  4. Covid-19 vaccination series: volunteers must be up to date with all recommended doses in their primary series COVID-19 vaccine, and a booster dose when eligible. 
  5. Flu Shot: required during flu season 
  6. Hepatitis B: required only for San Francisco Emergency Department volunteers.
  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)