The most rewarding reason to volunteer cannot be measured. As a volunteer, you gain valuable experience, learn new skills, make friends and meet others who share the same values and interests.
Perhaps most rewarding of all is the patient’s appreciation. A warm smile or encouraging word can mean as much to a patient as the services you provide. Scripps offers volunteer opportunities in a variety of areas. Plus, you’ll receive volunteer training in a professional, friendly environment, to make you feel comfortable and confident. We are committed to the success of our volunteers.
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, retirees persons and seniors. Volunteers may have unique opportunities to work in the emergency department, intensive care unit or surgery.
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 canine therapy program.
In addition to the social activity of service and purposeful connection to the community and our patients, volunteering at Scripps comes with numerous tangible benefits, including:
- Annual volunteer appreciation celebration
- Free parking
- Invitations to special events
- Wellness opportunities, including TB testing and flu shots
After an initial interview, health screening and placement, volunteers are assigned to an area of their choice and attend a department orientation. We offer training programs and continuing education to help volunteers remain efficient and effective.
Volunteers provide service to patients, families, staff and the community in various positions inside and outside of the hospitals, including the gift shop, information desk and nursing floor.
Volunteer opportunities vary by location. Contact the Scripps facility near you for details:
10666 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037
354 Santa Fe Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
9888 Genesee Avenue.
La Jolla, CA 92037
435 H Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910
4077 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
15004 Innovation Drive
San Diego, CA 92128
Scripps Canine Therapy Volunteer Program
Program information for all above locations