Who Can Volunteer?

Volunteers Make a Difference

Volunteers must be active men and women age 15 and older who are willing to make a commitment to volunteering at least three to four hours a week. Scripps volunteers include students, homemakers, part-time workers, retired persons and seniors. Volunteers may have unique opportunities to work in the emergency department, intensive care unit, or surgery.

Volunteer training

After an initial interview and health screening, volunteers are assigned to an area of their choice and attend a site orientation. We offer training programs and continuing education to help volunteers remain efficient and effective. Some sites ask volunteers to join the hospital auxiliary. Auxiliary members donate many hours of services and have contributed to the funding of new medical equipment, scholarships and financial support for indigent patients.

Senior volunteers at Scripps

At Scripps, volunteering isn’t just for the young, it’s also for the young at heart. Scripps has many volunteers who are more than 80-years-old donating their time to welcome guests, create crafts for patients, and even escort their furry friends through the pet therapy program.

Here are some of our active volunteers over the age of 80 at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.

For more information

If you would like to volunteer at Scripps and are over the age of 15, contact the Scripps facility nearest to you or call 1-800-SCRIPPS.