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Volunteer services

Our Volunteer Services department provides quality support services to members, visitors, and staff in the Kaiser Permanente South Bay service area and to our local communities.

You must be at least 16 years old to volunteer. Our volunteers are as culturally diverse as our community, and many are Kaiser Permanente members. All of our volunteers share a strong desire to help and a willingness to serve where they are most needed. Our volunteer opportunities change rapidly, therefore placement to a specific department is usually determined after the on-boarding process.

Year-Round Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in our Year-Round Volunteer Program. We are now accepting applications.  We welcome enthusiastic people of all backgrounds and abilities to serve as volunteers.  Volunteers provide essential services at our medical center and medical offices. Our Volunteers have shared that they feel the donation of their time is rewarded many times over in the knowledge that they’ve helped others from their own communities.

Minimum requirements to participate in our Year-Round Volunteer Program:

  • Applicant must be 16 years of age
  • A commitment to the same 4-hour shift each week
  • A commitment to volunteer for at least 200 hours over approximately one year’s time
  • Demonstrate professional behavior
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude, eager to be of service and flexible in work assignments

Please use the links below to apply as either an adult volunteer (18+ years) or a youth volunteer (under 18 years old):

Adult Volunteer Application
Youth Volunteer Application

Your application will be reviewed and your skills and areas of interest will be compared with our current volunteer needs. If you are interested in the Healing of Music Program or Image of Hope Center, please indicate in the areas of interest section. If we have a potential match for you, we will call you to schedule an interview.

Summer Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in our Summer Volunteer program. The program is currently closed, due to reaching our full capacity for summer applicants, including wait list candidates.

If you are interested in applying for our Year-Round program, please visit our website in August/September to apply.

Hospice Volunteers

Do you want to make a difference in someone’s life when it matters most? As a hospice volunteer for our South Bay service area, you can help terminally ill patients and their families by running errands, providing friendly visits, or giving a caregiver a break.

Hospice care provides medical services, emotional support, and spiritual resources for people who are in the final stages of a terminal illness, such as cancer or heart failure. Hospice also can help family members deal with the practical and emotional challenges of dealing with a dying loved one.

If you are 18 or older, can spare about 2 to 4 hours a week, and have transportation, you could help families during their difficult time. No prior experience is required.  Bilingual skills are especially helpful.

For more information, please contact Hospice Volunteer Recruitment at 562-622-4239.

To reach the Bereavement Support Line, please call 562-622-3863.