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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 currently not accepting applications at this time.

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

Summer Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in our Summer Student Volunteer Program. We are currently not accepting applications at this time.

If you are interested in applying for the Summer Volunteer Program, please visit our website in March/ April of next year to apply.

Volunteer Pet Visitation Program

The Volunteer Services department at Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center is actively recruiting new volunteers for our Paws for Wellness Pet Visitation Program.

Our Pet Visitation teams play a key role in the healing process by promoting relaxation and improving the emotional well-being for hospital patients, visitors, and staff.

Please contact the Volunteer Service department at 310-517-2182 for additional information.

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.