Join us, and make a difference at El Camino Hospital and in your community.

When you join the El Camino Hospital Auxiliary, you have an opportunity to make a difference in your community. And, you'll find that the satisfaction you feel from helping others will far exceed your efforts — whether you contribute a few or many hours. We match your interests and skills with our needs to help you find a volunteer role you feel passionate about.

Join the Auxiliary

In order to volunteer, you must become a member of the Auxiliary. Simply fill out an application (for applicants 18 and older) and email it to us or fax it to 650-966-9213. A placement counselor will call you to arrange a personal interview at the Mountain View or Los Gatos Auxiliary office.

In order to receive an adult membership, we require that you:

  • Commit to 12 hours per month, for a minimum of six months.
  • Undergo a background and health check.
  • Provide an initial joining fee of $20. There’s an annual membership fee of $20 for subsequent years.

Junior Auxiliary Volunteers

Students who are at least 14 years old and have completed eighth grade are eligible to join the Junior Auxiliary Program in Mountain View and Los Gatos. Junior Membership requires a commitment of at least one year.

Please note that the El Camino Hospital Junior Auxiliary does not offer summer internships or programs lasting less than one year. Once a student becomes a volunteer, he or she can stay through the summer after high school graduation.

How to Become a Junior Auxiliary Volunteer

The Auxiliary appreciates the tremendous interest in the Junior Auxiliary program. The program is highly competitive, and there are a limited number of open positions available.

As part of the selection process, the Auxiliary holds annual application seminars where the application requirements and selection process are explained to potential candidates – one in Mountain View for MV applicants and one in Los Gatos for LG applicants.

Important information regarding seminar registration

  • Online registration opens Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Registration is online only.
  • Space is limited.
  • You must register to attend the application seminar.
  • You must attend the seminar to receive an application. If you do not have a confirmed registration, you will not be able to attend the seminar.
  • Parents may not attend the seminar or pick up applications for their child.
  • Please register for one site only (MV or LG)

Mountain View (MV)

DATE: Saturday, March 11, 2023
TIME: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

El Camino Health - Mountain View Hospital
2500 Grant Road, Mountain View, CA 94040
Conference Rooms E, F & G

CLICK HERE to register for the Mountain View Seminar
(Registration will be locked until the opening date & time)

Los Gatos (LG)

DATE: Saturday, March 11, 2023
TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

El Camino Health - Los Gatos Hospital
815 Pollard Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032
Conference Rooms 1 & 2

CLICK HERE to register for the Los Gatos Seminar
(Registration will be locked until the opening date & time)

Important information regarding applicant requirements:

  • Students must be at least 14 years old by the time they start volunteering.
  • High school juniors are eligible to apply as long as they can start volunteering by the summer.
  • Junior membership requires a commitment of at least one year of service.
  • Details on attendance and unexcused absences will be provided at the seminar.
  • Shifts are typically between:
    • Three to 3.5 hours on alternate weekends in the morning or evening, or
    • Two to 3.5 hours weekly in the late afternoons (up to 7 p.m. in Los Gatos and up to 6 p.m. in Mountain View) on weekdays or weekends.

Acceptance into the program is based on a completed application, teacher recommendations, service openings, and schedule match. If you have any further questions, please contact our Mountain View Auxiliary office at 650-940-7214.


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