Community Hospital of San Bernardino offers a variety of opportunities for individuals who wish to volunteer. Volunteering is a great way to contribute to the community, gain experience working in a hospital setting, and make a difference in the lives of others. Whether you are a high school or college student, are recently retired, or someone who just has spare time and wants to do something fulfilling, we have an opportunity for you.
Former hospital Administrator Virginia Henderson started the hospital’s first group of Auxiliary volunteers in 1958. The Auxiliary began a rich legacy of volunteering at Community Hospital of San Bernardino. Today our hospital benefits from the assistance of two groups of volunteers; the Stepping Stones volunteer program which is designed for high school and college students, and the K.A.R.E. Team which is comprised of adult (non-student) volunteers. Volunteers have a direct positive impact on the experience or our patients and staff. Therefore, we are always looking for caring and compassionate individuals to join our volunteer family and make a difference in the lives of others.
K.A.R.E. Team Volunteers
Our K.A.R.E. Team is comprised of adult (non-student) volunteers. Whether you are retired, have spare time during the week or on the weekend, or are between jobs and would like to stay active and busy, we would like you to experience the fulfillment that comes from giving back to your community and caring for others. Our K.A.R.E. Team volunteers provide a wide variety of service throughout the hospital including assisting patients and family members in various units of the hospital, and providing much needed clerical/administrative assistance to many of our hospital departments.
Student Volunteers (Ages 16-24)
Through Community Hospital of San Bernardino’s Stepping Stones program teen and young adult volunteers have the opportunity to gain valuable hospital workplace experience. Whether you are looking to fulfill school community service requirements or are looking for work experience, the staff of Community Hospital’s Stepping Stones program works closely with everyone who enrolls, providing you with the tools you need to get ahead. At the same time you are learning new skills, making new friends and experiencing the health care environment up close. You will also be building your resume and providing real-life assistance. All you need to become a participant is to be dependable, enthusiastic, dedicated to helping others, and a have the desire to learn.
If you, or someone you know is interested in any of these programs, please call the Volunteer Office at (909) 806-1260.