More than 1,000 volunteers provide service to 77 different departments and programs at Huntington Hospital. Donating over 100,000 hours per year, these volunteers represent one of the
hospital's greatest assets.
Volunteers provide assistance to patients, families, visitors and staff, and serve in every area of the hospital. In some areas, volunteers assist staff by performing non-technical tasks,
assembling patient charts, discharging patients, or taking specimens to the lab, thereby freeing staff members to perform duties that require more specific medical knowledge or skill. In other areas, volunteers may act as the exclusive providers of certain services, answering phones, or staffing an information desk. In all areas, the commitment of volunteers is critical to the successful completion of a wide range of duties.
In addition to providing assistance in the hospital, volunteers help Huntington Hospital reach out to the San Gabriel Valley community in numerous ways. Some offer telephone support to patients
being treated for breast or prostate cancer. Others assist the Blood Donor Center with blood drives in the community. Wherever volunteers serve, their extraordinarily generous donation of time and service is vital to Huntington Hospital's success, and helps make the hospital a very special place.
To maintain active status, volunteers must work a minimum of eight hours per month. Volunteers who are not currently enrolled in school are asked to commit to one year (100 hours) of service. Students commit to a six-month (40-hour for high school, 50-hour for college) involvement. High school students must have completed 9th grade and a parent must accompany the student to the Information Meeting. For a complete listing of volunteer (unpaid) positions currently open at Huntington Hospital, please click on the Volunteer Opportunities link to the left.
For more information call the Volunteer Department at (626) 397-5208.