Volunteer opportunities for adults

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.

Time commitment

Plan to volunteer at least twice per month. Your specific volunteer schedule depends on the role you pursue.

Opportunities for adults

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

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.

Gift shop

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.

Mobile clinic

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.

Office

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.

Reception desk

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.

Rehabilitation services

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.

Locations

Volunteer at the rehabilitation clinic closest to you:

Patient companions

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.

Volunteer your time

Apply online to become an Auxiliary volunteer. After you apply, we’ll contact you to set up a one-on-one meeting. For more information, contact the Auxiliary office at (831) 625-4555.

Apply online

COVID-19 restrictions

Volunteer services are limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to welcoming back our volunteers as soon as it’s safe to do so. Learn about other ways you can support Montage Health at this time.

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