Healthcare Workforce Development Program

Volunteer & Healthcare Workforce Development Program at Adventist Health White Memorial

Giving opportunity: your time and talent

Many rewarding volunteer & internship opportunities are available for you at Adventist Health White Memorial. You can make a positive impact on our patients, our hospital, and our community - all while enjoying valuable growth and networking opportunities for yourself!

Volunteers & Interns make a real difference in the lives of our patients, visitors and staff members. As a Volunteer/Intern, you'll work with our hospital staff to provide quality care to patients and assist in meeting the needs of our patients and their families and visitors.

We wish to thank and recognize the organizations and corporations that generously support our programs and lead to many success stories.

Our department provides two different programs:

Healthcare Workforce Development Internship Program

This program is supported by grants and is for applicants attending high school/college (ages 15-25). The Healthcare Workforce Development Program provides experience and training in the healthcare environment and workforce development skills, such as resume building, interview preparation, etc.

Volunteer Ambassadors Program

Volunteer Ambassadors provide service to the hospital and the community on a short-term and long- term basis and/or focus on the cultural learning experience. *Ages 15 1/2 up.

All we ask is that you are prepared to provide quality customer care and service to our patients and staff.

Requirements for volunteering & internships:

  • English speaking required. Bilingual Preferred.
  • Residing in the following primary service area zip codes: (90033, 90001, 90011, 90012, 90015, 90017, 90021, 90022, 90023, 90031, 90032, 90040, 90042, 90058, 90063, 90065, 90071, 90255, 90270, and 90640).
  • PPD tuberculosis (TB) skin test done within 2 months of application date. If history of positive PPD: Copy of chest x-ray results done within 3 years of actual start date.
  • Documentation of negative TB test (or negative chest x-ray for TB)
  • Proof of appropriate immunizations (i.e., MMR-Measles, mumps, and rubella)
  • Varicella titer (only if you have had Chicken Pox) or immunization if you desire to work with children.
  • Influenza Vaccine Seasonal
  • COVID-19 Vaccine-. The latest mandate from CDPH is for all healthcare workers to receive the COVID booster to be considered fully vaccinated.
    • a) Required: 14 days post the 2nd dose of COVID19 is a fully vaccinated status
    • b) Booster/3rd dose ***Refer to the California DPH/State Public Health Order as it contains the guidelines. The requirements for healthcare workers apply to healthcare students as well (i.e., the requirement, the regular testing until boosted, etc. - Order of the State Public Health Officer Health Care Worker Vaccine Requirement
  • Background checks will be conducted if the participant is 18 years or older. Social Security is required. Individuals who refuse to comply with this requirement will not be allowed to enroll in the program.
  • If you are accepted into the program, as a high school student (16 years or older) a valid, issued photo identification (school identification) will be required.
  • Students 17 years old and up are required to provide a valid, government-issued photo ID with your signature i.e.: unexpired driver's license, government issued identification card, military identification or passport).

The benefits of volunteering/internship:

  • Personal satisfaction in helping others.
  • Opportunity to gain experience within the healthcare field.
  • Certificate of Service after 100 hours of volunteering.
  • $5 complimentary meal ticket when you volunteer for 4 or more hours in 1 day.
  • Free TB skin test and MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccination.
  • Opportunity to participate in Adventist Health White Memorial associate activities such as the annual picnic, ice cream socials and holiday celebrations.
  • Complimentary parking
  • Every effort will be made to place you in the department in which you have the greatest interest.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Our program does not provide the opportunity to shadow physicians, nurses, or other health care providers, nor do we allow volunteers to perform any sort of medical procedures.

How do I become a volunteer/intern?

  1. Read our Volunteer Orientation Handbook, click here ​to download the handbook.
  2. Fill out the required online application, click here.
  3. Once you've completed the online application, please email Alicia Anaya anayaba@ah.org to set up a virtual interview appointment.

Office hours

Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to noon
Saturday & Sunday: Closed​

*NO WALK-INS