Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla

Volunteering at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla

Scripps La Jolla volunteers enjoy an enriching experience as part of our caring team. Whether your interest is giving back the community, exploring a career in health care, or looking for a rewarding way to spend your free time, we strive to make your volunteer experience personally rewarding.

Our volunteers help in patient care units or provide valuable assistance in support areas, information desks or gift shops.

We even offer special programs for stay at home moms, empty nesters and couples who are interested in volunteering. We also offer pet therapy volunteer opportunities.

See a photo slide show of our senior volunteers.

What are the requirements for volunteering?

We are looking for caring, dependable people willing to make a long-term commitment of six months and at least 100 hours. Our volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds and abilities — all that’s required is a desire to help others.

Men and women, college students and high school students (minimum age 15) are eligible. You are required to attend an orientation seminar and safety training, and submit your information for a background check as well. We provide training for all positions, so previous experience is not necessary.

What positions are offered?

There are a number of areas throughout the hospital with varying schedules to choose from. The volunteer office will work closely with you to help determine the best fit. Our goal is to match your interests, skills and time available with the needs of our hospital.

Some of the many volunteer opportunities include:

  • Gift shop
  • Information desk
  • Family and visitor waiting areas
  • Acute care and intensive care nursing units
  • Service ambassador
  • Cardiac services
  • Messenger
  • Sewing group and creating crafts
  • Working with patients or assisting family members
  • Supporting various administrative departments with clerical tasks
  • Fundraising
  • Pet therapy program

How do I get started?

Simply call our volunteer services office at 858-626-6994 and ask when our next volunteer orientation will be held. Attending an orientation or open house is the best way for you to see if volunteering at Scripps La Jolla is right for you.

High school volunteer applicants 15-17 years old require parental consent. The volunteer services department will review all background checks and health screenings and contact qualified candidates to schedule a placement interview.

For more information

Office of Volunteer Services
Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
9888 Genesee Avenue, LJB1
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: 858-626-6994
Fax: 858-626-6063

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.