Auxiliary Volunteer Opportunities
El Camino Hospital Auxiliary's placement counselors are dedicated to helping you find a role that's interesting and rewarding. Regardless of the role you choose or the time you contribute, you'll find the work you do at the hospital to be a gratifying experience.
Fill out an El Camino Hospital Auxiliary application to get started.
Find a Volunteer Position
We offer a variety of volunteer roles in departments and other areas throughout the hospital. Find an area that interests you.
Amenities Cart (MV/LG):
Volunteers take the amenities cart which has small personal items, such as hand sanitizer, eye glasses, and other items patients may need to the hospital patient rooms.
Volunteers serve as receptionists/secretaries in the Auxiliary office. They answer phones and assist board members, visitors and other volunteers.
Volunteers for “Java junction” a coffee cart, located at the Mountain View hospital, offers hot and cold Starbucks beverages. Volunteers serve as cashiers, baristas and associate baristas.
Critical Care Nursing Unit:
Volunteers interact with families and visitors to minimize stress and provide comfort during often difficult times. Interact with administrative staff and assist restocking areas of the unit as needed.
Emergency Department (MV/LG):
Volunteers interact with patients and visitors to minimize stress and provide comfort during an often confusing and difficult time. They assist staff by running errands, folding and stocking linen, and preparing rooms for incoming patients.
Volunteers help with paperwork and provide wheelchair transportation for endoscopy patients.
Escort volunteers serve all areas of the hospital and get plenty of exercise. They respond to staff requests to deliver paperwork and other items to various parts of the hospital. In addition, for patients who’ve been discharged from the hospital, they provide wheelchair transport to the front entrance of the hospital.
Escort/Information volunteers are the first people whom patients and visitors meet when they come to the hospital. Volunteers are familiar with the hospital, which includes the various departments and patient rooms. These volunteers greet visitors, answer questions, direct and escort patients to registration, outpatient surgery, lab, and radiology. They also escort hospital visitors to patient rooms.
Volunteers greet incoming patients and visitors, helping them get to their destination. They also provide support to the information desk volunteers.
Health Library & Resource Center (MV/LG):
Volunteers serve as receptionists at the Health Library & Resource Center, represent the center at community events, and perform data entry.
Information Desk volunteers are the face of the hospital. Volunteers answer the questions of incoming patients and visitors and provide directions to hospital services and patient rooms as well as answering and transferring phone calls.
Ortho Patient Care Liaison (LG):
Assist nursing staff in administrative and non-medical tasks. Volunteers replenish linens and other medical supplies as needed, assist patients in non-medical ways, and welcome patients' visitors, sharing information about the hospital and hospital services.
Patient Care Liaison
Volunteers assist nursing staff with tasks that help orient patients to their environment, as well as perform nonclinical tasks for the nursing staff.
"Pinkies" and "Hooks and Needles" (MV/LG):
Pinkies volunteers sew comfort pillows for the patients, working from home and weekly as a group at the hospital.
Hooks and Needles volunteers, who work from home, knit/crochet hats for babies born at El Camino Health's hospitals along with hats, shawls and lap robes for oncology patients. They also crochet "busy squares" — quilt squares made with a variety of textures and objects to occupy dementia patients, who often find comfort in handling the squares.
Rehab Center Assistant (LG):
Volunteers assist the Rehab staff in a variety of administrative and non-medical tasks. They replenish linens and other supplies as needed in patient rooms and storerooms. Assist patients in non-medical ways and may engage patients by visiting with them, playing board games, and making simple crafts.
Volunteers assist with various projects — such as administrative duties, tasks related to an upcoming event or filling in wherever additional assistance is needed — for the Auxiliary, the Foundation and the hospital.
RoadRunners volunteers drive a fleet of hospital-owned vehicles, driving community members to appointments and other errands. They also assist clients in using Lifeline in-home emergency response units.
Volunteers drive a golf cart around the parking areas, picking up patients and visitors. They transport people to the hospital entrance and other areas on the campus.
Surgery Center (Outpatient):
Volunteers assist patients and visitors before and after outpatient surgery, and run errands for staff.
Tele-Care volunteers make phone calls to people who live alone, providing a friendly greeting and assuring the safety of these individuals on a daily basis.
Waiting Room Liaison (LG):
Volunteers assist patients and ensure families/visitors in the waiting rooms are provided information as needed, as well as perform other related duties. Volunteer roles are available in the outpatient surgery nursing unit and surgery waiting room.
Junior Auxiliary Service Opportunities
Junior volunteers provide assistance in a variety of roles as described below. During their service, junior volunteers may encounter patients, family members, physicians, hospital administration and medical staff. The junior service opportunities for Mountain View and for Los Gatos are listed separately.
Mountain View Junior Service Opportunities
Escort volunteers know every area of the hospital and respond to staff requests to deliver paperwork, lab samples, etc. to the desired location. When called, they also take wheelchairs to patient rooms, get the discharged patients and take them to their rides at the curb.
Information Desk volunteers are the face of the hospital. Volunteers answer the questions of incoming patients and visitors, and provide them with information and directions to hospital services and to patient’s rooms.
Los Gatos Junior Service Opportunities
Escort/Information volunteers are the first people that patients and visitors meet when they come to the hospital. They are thoroughly familiar with the hospital, including its various departments and patients’ rooms. These volunteers greet visitors, answer questions, direct and escort patients to registration, out-patient surgery, lab and radiology. They escort hospital visitors to patients’ rooms.
Assistants aid the nursing staff in administrative and non-medical tasks. They replenish linens and other supplies as needed, assist patients in non-medical ways, and welcome patients’ visitors. They also provide amenities to patients who may need personal care items at no cost to them.
Rehabilitation Center Assistant:
Rehab Assistants assist the Rehab staff in a variety of administrative and non-medical tasks. They replenish linens and other supplies as needed in patient rooms and storerooms. They assist patients in non-medical ways and may engage patients by playing board games and making simple crafts.