Volunteering at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital is a rewarding way to help in your community. Volunteers work in a variety of areas throughout the hospital and get first-hand experience of what it’s like to work in the health care industry.


  • Clerical
  • Emergency Department
  • Eucharistic Ministers
  • Information Desk
  • Patient Services/Nursing Units
  • Physical/Occupational Therapy
  • Rally Family Visitation Services 

New Volunteers Needed

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Saint Francis Memorial Hospital. We are currently accepting new volunteers for four different volunteer cohorts*:

  1. Fall Cohort: September-February 
  2. Winter Cohort: January-June 
  3. Spring Cohort: March-August 
  4. Summer Cohort: June-August 

*The cohort ranges shown above indicate the 6 month minimum volunteer time frames, with the exception of the summer cohort which only lasts 3 months.

Benefits of Volunteers

Thank you for taking an interest in Saint Francis Memorial Hospital. We realize that your time is given freely and there are several small ways we would like to thank you. 

  • Validated parking in the Saint Francis Memorial Hospital garage, 1234 Pine Street
  • Discounts on meals/free coffee or tea
  • Discounts in the hospital gift shop
  • Use of the medical library
  • Costs of transportation and uniforms may be claimed as charitable contributions and are tax deductible (subject to the regulations of the Tax Reform Act of 1987)
  • Volunteers are honored through recognition events
  • Volunteers are eligible to apply for the Saint Francis Auxiliary Scholarship while they are active volunteers and have completed a minimum of 100 hours of service.


  • Must be 14 years of age or older. High School students require 2 letters of recommendation.

  • Must commit to 100 hours of service (which includes 40 hours of service at the Information Desk) with a minimum of one (1) four-hour shift each week, unless the volunteer falls under one of the following categories:
  1. Eucharistic Ministers commit to twenty-five (25) hours of service over a six (6) month period. 
  2. Summer cohort volunteers commit to one (1) four-hour shifts a week to meet the fifty (50) hours of service during a (10) week period from June-August. 
  3. Walnut Creek Sports Medicine volunteers commit to one (1) four-hour shift a week to meet the fifty (50) hours of service commitment over a three (3) month period.
  • Complete the application process, including an interview, orientation, background check for adults (minors 2 letters of recommendation) and submit documentation for the following to receive Employee Health clearance:
    • Proof of Two-Step Tuberculin (TB) Skin Test, T-Dap Vaccination within last 10 years, Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Titer, Varicella Titer, Hepatitis B Titer, and Influenza Vaccination (mandatory only during flu season- Nov. 1-April 30).

  • Download and complete the Saint Francis Volunteer Application Form then fax to (415) 441-2135. or e-mail as PDF to [email protected] noting "Volunteer Application - First Name & Last Name" in the subject line.

Our Mission

  • Our mission is to create opportunities that inspire people to grow and develop while complementing and enriching patient care.

  • For more information on volunteering at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, contact the Community and Volunteer Services Office at (415) 353-6655 or e-mail us at [email protected].