Howard Memorial



Volunteers play an important role in the care Adventist Health Howard Memorial provides to its patients and the community. Positions offer flexible hours and the opportunity to work with a wide variety of departments in the hospital. Volunteers enjoy greeting patients and visitors and delivering books and flowers to patients. Other opportunities include spiritual care services, helping in the Commonwealth Garden, clerical work, creating care packages for patients, and fundraising for medical center equipment.

Volunteers are a wonderful group of people who selflessly give their time to serve others and their community. We are excited to continue to open opportunities for volunteers and encourage members in our community who may be wondering how they can make a difference to think about volunteer at the hospital. It may just be the most rewarding experience a person could have as they help, friends, neighbors and loved ones receive the best possible care at our facility as part of our team.

Apply now to be a vital part of our healthcare community

Please bring all applications to the front desk to turn in, or email them to

Volunteer positions at Howard Memorial

Information Desk

  • Greet patients, visitor, family
  • Assist receptionist with logging all registration visits
  • Round with activity cart
  • Assist patients and guests to find their way when needed

Volunteer Chaplain

  • Managed by Spiritual Care department

Gift Shop

  • Cashier with opening or closing duties
  • Stocking inventory
  • Cleaning and organizing

OJC Department Aid

  • Prep Inpatient Physical Therapy room for the weekly patients
  • Visit OJC patients to distribute discharge kits
  • Restock linens and prep discharge kits

OJC Reunion Luncheon Host

  • Set up the Seabiscuit Conference room.
  • Serve and clear
  • Buss and clean tables

Hospitality Cart

  • Load coffee cart with beverages and snacks
  • Circulate throughout the hospital serving our employees and guests (restrictions apply)
  • Areas include – Main hospital (both floors), Lamprich Center, WEA Building
  • Unload cart extras and clean the cart

Surgery Waiting Room

  • Greet patients
  • Assist in answering questions and giving directions

Patient Companion

  • Act as a companion to patients including but not limited to playing games, watching television, reading and visiting.
  • Acts as a liaison between nursing staff and the patient including notifying nursing staff of patient requests and/or needs.
  • Retrieves linens as required or requested.

NODA (No One Dies Alone)

  • To provide reassuring presence to a dying patient who would otherwise be alone.

Charts Assembly

  • Monitor supply of all forms, requesting printing as needed
  • Monitor office supplies and order as needed
  • Compile document copies into chart packets
  • Compile document packets for off-site surgeons
  • Clean and refill chart binders

OP Rehab Assistant

  • Unload incoming linen bin and relocate bin to dirty linens room
  • Refill linens in all therapy rooms and central supply locations
  • Refill linen closet
  • Clean exercise equipment and Speech Therapy items
  • Assist front office with filing as needed

Commonwealth Garden

  • Assist with planting, weeding, grounds maintenance
  • Harvesting

Pet Therapy

  • Handler – certified pet therapy handler/pet
  • Escort Pet Therapy Handler and Dog during patient visits
  • Provide hand sanitation (before and after petting)
  • Log comments and observations from the visit


  • Provide music for patients and staff (in public area, non-patient room)

Volunteer Driver

  • Use a company vehicle to transport patients to and from appointments at the hospital and outpatient services. Notes: Service area – Willits City Limits, Brooktrails and Pine Mountain. Patients are ambulatory.

For more information please call (707)-456-3019 or email