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Volunteer services

Thank you for your interest in joining our volunteer program.

As of May 2021 we are currently on hold while we implement a new volunteer software management system.

Please check back at the end of August 2021 for new and exciting things.

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Adults and Juniors

Kaiser Permanente San Diego is now accepting applications for adult and junior (ages 16 or 17) volunteers to assist our vaccination centers at the following locations:

  • San Diego Medical Center
  • San Marcos Medical Offices
  • Vista Medical Offices
  • Otay Mesa Medical Offices
  • La Mesa Medical Offices

We will soon be adding:

  • Rancho San Diego Medical Offices
  • Carmel Valley Medical Offices

We do ask for a 6-month commitment of one four hour shift per week. In order to be accepted, you will need to pass an interview, background check, and complete a Health Clearance screening (at no cost to you).

What are the requirements for volunteering?

  • A 6month commitment of one four hour shift per week.
  • Complete and submit an application (links below).
  • Attend a virtual interview with the Director or Assistant Director of Volunteer Services, and complete required paperwork.
  • Submit personal information for a background check provided at no cost by Kaiser Permanente. (Adult only)
  • Read our New Volunteer Handbook and attend a  virtual New Volunteer Orientation.

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HOSPICE VOLUNTEER SERVICES

Adults

Kaiser Permanente San Diego is now accepting applications for adult (ages 18 or older) volunteers to assist our hospice patients and families throughout San Diego County as well as in our administrative offices in Mission Valley.

Hospice Volunteer opportunities can be remote or in person and can include (but are not limited to):

Patient-Centered Services

  • Up to 4 hours of respite each week for each patient’s caregiver/family
  • Socialization and companionship for the patient
  • Shopping or running errands
  • Expressive Arts
  • Pet-Assisted Therapy
  • Reiki

Clerical and Support Services

  • Patient and caregiver outreach
  • Bereavement outreach
  • Data entry
  • Assembling hospice patient and family materials
  • Arts and crafts services

We ask for a 12-month commitment of up to four hours per week. In order to be accepted, you will need to pass an interview, background check, drug screening, and complete a Health Clearance screening (at no cost to you).

What are the requirements for volunteering?

  • A 12-month commitment of up to four hours per week.
  • Submit a completed application packet (link below) including personal information for a background check and drug screen provided at no cost by Kaiser Permanente
  • Attend a virtual interview with the Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Successfully complete the online Hospice Volunteer Orientation and New Volunteer Orientation (socially distanced in-person or virtual.)
  • Meet ongoing regulatory requirements such as auto insurance, annual competencies, and annual compliance.

Interested applicants can inquire via email to receive an application packet:

Barbara Rutherford, Volunteer Coordinator
Barbara.k.rutherford@kp.org