Volunteering

Become a volunteer at Scripps Health in San Diego

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Become a volunteer at Scripps Health in San Diego

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.

Who can volunteer at Scripps?

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 pet therapy program.

Benefits of volunteering

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

Volunteer training

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.

Where volunteers serve

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:


Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Clinic

10666 North Torrey Pines Road

La Jolla, CA 92037

858-554-2525

scrippsgreenhospitalvolunteers@scrippshealth.org


Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas

354 Santa Fe Drive

Encinitas, CA 92024

760-633-7834

encinitasvolunteers@scrippshealth.org


Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Prebys Cardiovascular Institute

9888 Genesee Avenue.

La Jolla, CA 92037

858-626-6994

ljvolunteerservices@scrippshealth.org


Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista

435 H Street

Chula Vista, CA 91910

619-691-7537

cvvolunteerservices@scrippshealth.org


Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego

4077 Fifth Avenue

San Diego, CA 92103

619-260-7082

mercyvolunteerservices@scrippshealth.org


Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo

15004 Innovation Drive

San Diego, CA 92128

858-605-7361

scrippsgreenhospitalvolunteers@scrippshealth.org

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