Choose from a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for people age 18 and older at Montage Health and Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. In addition to making an impact in your community, you’ll meet and connect with compassionate, like-minded people.
Share your expertise or build new skills in a volunteer position that matches your interests and availability.
Breast care center (for women only)
As a volunteer at Carol Hatton Breast Care Center, you’ll serve as a hostess, help patients disrobe, confirm appointments, file documents, and stock shelves.
Requirements: This position is open to women volunteers only. Walking and light lifting is required.
Emergency department volunteers serve as liaisons between doctors, triage nurses, and people who need treatment and their families. You’ll also assist with non-medical functions and paperwork.
Requirements: Sitting, bending, walking, and pushing wheelchairs.
Foundation Court Café
Foundation Court Café volunteers serve families and friends of patients, hospital visitors, and hospital staff by:
- Taking food and drink orders
- Running the cash register
- Making shakes, smoothies, and coffee drinks
- Serving food
- Clearing dishes and cleaning tables
- Stocking shelves
Requirements for this position include walking, standing, and bending.
Volunteer at Comforts Gift Shop selling items for patients, staff, and guests.
Requirements: You do not need previous sales experience. You’ll learn how to use a cash register, process debit and credit card payments, and other tasks. This position requires standing for long periods, bending, and light lifting.
Volunteer through our mobile health clinic program, which provides basic medical services to people experiencing homelessness and other barriers to healthcare. Your duties will include:
- Welcoming and registering patients
- Assisting with equipment set up and disassembly
- Guiding patients through their visit
Fluency in Spanish is a beneficial skill for this position.
Requirements: Reliable transportation to meet the clinic bus at various locations throughout Monterey County, going up and down steps, and standing for several hours when necessary.
Newspaper and magazine
Newspaper and magazine volunteers:
- Deliver newspapers to patients and specific locations
- Prepare magazines for circulation and deliver them to patients and waiting areas using a magazine cart
Requirements: Walking, lifting, and bending.
Provide administrative assistance, including:
- Performing general office and clerical tasks
- Copying documents
- Distributing mail
- Ordering supplies
- Preparing correspondence and service schedules
- Responding to telephone inquiries
You’ll receive Volgistics training. Volgistics is our volunteer system for records, reports, and schedules.
Requirements: Computer experience in word processing and other tasks, knowledge of office equipment, sitting, bending, stooping, and walking.
Outpatient surgery center
Serve as a liaison between patients, their families and friends, and the nursing and medical staff at the Outpatient Surgery Center.
Requirements: Walking and pushing wheelchairs.
After receiving training, reception desk volunteers:
- Answer phone calls, questions, and give directions to rooms and departments
- Greet visitors
- Help transport patients
- Accept and deliver flowers and cards to patients
- Use the computer
- Perform other duties as needed
Requirements: Escorting patients, standing, and pushing wheelchairs.
Volunteers help rehabilitation therapists, staff, aides, and patients with rehabilitation programs. You may:
- Perform clerical (administrative) tasks
- Clean and turnover rooms after treatment sessions
- Escort patients
- Give tours
- Provide general clinic and cleaning support
- Stock supplies
Requirements: Standing and walking for long periods and light lifting.
Volunteer at the rehabilitation clinic closest to you:
Support rehabilitation program nursing staff by providing patient companionship and encouraging their independence. You may help patients eat or walk, push them in a wheelchair to visit the fishpond, or play games.
Requirements: Walking, sitting, standing, and pushing wheelchairs.
Surgery at South Pavilion
Volunteer at Community Hospital’s South Pavilion, where patients receive care in the Short Stay Unit (SSU), Main Operating Room (OR), and Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU). You’ll supervise the surgery waiting room and serve as a liaison between doctors and nurses and friends and family members of patients.
Requirements: Walking and sitting.
Telecare (patient check-in calls)
Telecare volunteers call individuals who are elderly or have disabilities or other conditions to check on their well-being.
Requirements: Sitting and using a telephone for the entire shift.
Tyler Heart Institute
Tyler Heart Institute volunteers:
- Answer phones
- Keep the reception area organized and stock display materials
- Greet patients and visitors
- Tell the administrative desk when patients arrive
Requirements: Sitting, using the phone, and minimal walking.