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French Hospital Seeking Gift Shop Volunteers


French Hospital Medical Center (FHMC), a member of Dignity Health Central Coast, is seeking friendly and dependable volunteers to work in the hospital’s gift shop, “La French Shoppe.”

La French Shoppe is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with two different volunteer shifts available each day. These shifts are:

  • 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Volunteers are encouraged to commit to a minimum of one four-hour shift per week.

La French Shoppe is a unique and quaint boutique that carries a wide variety of items including home décor, flowers, jewelry, plush animals, notions, candy, and new baby items. Proceeds from La French Shoppe benefit hospital patients and staff.

Volunteers at FHMC are the heart of our hospital and share a desire to use their life experiences, education and concern for others to support our patients, visitors, and staff.

To request an application to volunteer in the FHMC gift shop, or to have questions answered, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Kenda Kellawan-Shafer at.805.542.6240. See more about on La French Shoppe

About French Hospital Medical Center

French Hospital Medical Center, located in San Luis Obispo, California, has been named one of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, and is rated among the top hospitals in the nation for cardiac, orthopedic and GI services. French Hospital has achieved prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. The Copeland, Forbes, and Rossi Cardiac Care Center provides the latest innovative cardiac and imaging technology. The hospital is home to the unique Hearst Cancer Resource Center offering free education, resources and support to cancer patients and their families. In addition, an expansion and modernization project is underway at French Hospital, including the new Copeland Health Education Pavilion, which provides the community access to comprehensive health care education resources free of charge.   French is a Dignity Health Central Coast hospital which also includes Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, CA, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, CA, St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, CA and St. John’s Pleasant Valley in Camarillo, CA. Dignity Health Central Coast is an integrated network of top quality hospitals, physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services including primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service.  Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. 

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