Volunteer Service Opportunities

Adventist Health volunteers are valued members of our family and make a difference in many lives. Following are some of the volunteer roles available. If you're interested in serving with Adventist Health in a way that isn't listed, please let us know. We are always looking to add members to our team and services for our communities.

Ambassador - Welcomes patients and visitors and helps them feel comfortable in the following areas: inpatient units, lobbies, medical offices, surgery waiting areas, Birth Centers, Emergency Rooms and many others. Ambassadors also help nurses by visiting patients to help ensure their safety and comfort. We will meet with you to help you assess where your skills will be best utilized.

Gift ShopClerk - Helps customers choose the right gift for their loved one in our Gift Gallery or ABC shops at Adventist Health Hanford. Welcome customers, enter purchases, process credit card transactions, manage cash register and perform other retail duties.

Crafters- Sew, knit and stitch boutique and holiday items for patients and annual fundraising events. A group meets at the Needle Inn located on the Medical Office - Hanford campus.

Therapy - This volunteer opportunity is designed for individuals seeking a health care career in the areas of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapies. Volunteering in our settings will provide a broad experience in both the inpatient and outpatient settings, and will assist in fulfilling the volunteer hours required by most university professional therapy programs.

Caring Paws* - Dogs and their people bring comfort to patients, visitors and staff by visiting them at our hospitals and other locations. To be considered for this program, a handler must receive special training and certification through PetPartners.com Pet Therapy as well as specialized training at Pet Smart. Learn more about Caring Paws

Spiritual Care* - Volunteer with our chaplaincy services in providing a listening ear for patients in need of a spiritual uplift. Spiritual Care volunteers must complete the Stephen Ministry training and be certified to volunteer at Adventist Health Hanford, Medical Office - Hanford, Adventist Health Reedley and Adventist Health Selma.

Hospice* - Provide companionship and support to patients and families. Required specialized training will be provided.

Storycatchers - Interview patients and write a brief story about their lives for their families and other healthcare team members.

* Certification or specialized training required


Learn how to become a volunteer

For more information, call 559-537-2740, send an email to cvnvolunteers@ah.org or submit an online application.