The heart of a volunteer cannot be replicated. They bring comfort and joy to those being cared for during difficult times of hospitalization, and our volunteers are acutely aware that the individuals in those hospital beds aren’t just patients – they’re friends and neighbors in need of a helping hand. Our volunteers often describe the work they perform as both fulfilling and heartwarming. Others say it is among the most meaningful work they’ve endeavored in their lives. Through the work they do and joy they bring to patients, volunteers truly capture our mission of “living God’s love,” while demonstrating our values of integrity, excellence, compassion and respect. The selfless individuals who give their time, energy and talents to our community hospital embody the best humanity has to offer, and we’re thrilled you’re considering becoming part of our team.

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Increased sense of community and sharing your skills with others.
  • Committing to helping build something bigger than yourself.
  • Partnership with your local hospital to contribute to high-quality health care in your community.
  • Complimentary voucher at the Mountain Café on the day of your shift.
  • Complimentary flu vaccine.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers have opportunities to serve all throughout the hospital in various capacities:

Prospective Volunteers

Do you want to become a volunteer? You are asked to complete the following:

It usually takes about 3-4 weeks to process a new volunteer applicant.

  • Application (click here to fill out an online application)
    • You may also call the Volunteer Office at 661-869-6559 to have one mailed to you
    • Pick up an application at the Volunteer Office (located across the street from the main hospital in the Administration bldg.)
  • Background Check – criminal background and sex offender screening
  • TB skin test or chest x-ray within last six months
  • Commit to four hours per week for six months
  • Signed service and privacy agreement
  • General and department specific orientation

*Background checks and health screenings are covered by the hospital, with no financial responsibility passed onto the volunteer applicant.

Want to know more?

Please contact the Volunteer Services office at 661-863-3552.
Email: AHKernvolunteers@ah.org