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Qualifications & Positions


At St. Bernardine, we encourage our volunteers to smile, laugh and spread joy. This is the very foundation upon which our hospital was built; it is the foundation that continues to give us strength.

Auxiliary Qualifications

Qualifications include a commitment of time and goals to promoting the welfare of the Medical Center and to extending the Sisters' mission.

Volunteers should be:

  • Extroverted Mature Positive Service-oriented
  • Able to communicate clearly in English (bilingual skills are helpful)
  • Able to provide emotional support to families in crisis

In addition, volunteers should have the ability to take initiative and have flexibility in assuming differing roles as needed to provide comfort for patients and families in the lobby waiting areas.

For more information we invite you to call us at 909.475.2574.

Volunteer Opportunities

We invite you to read the following descriptions and to contact us, or apply to become a volunteer at St. Bernardine Medical Center.

AM Admits/Pre-Surgical Testing
Duties include greeting patients, assisting patients, escorting patients by foot or by wheelchair, delivering specimens, picking up paperwork from the business office, charts in medical records and lab results from a computer, photocopying, creating chart packets and answering phones.

Arts & Crafts
Duties include making hand-made items and floral arrangements that are sold in the Gift Shop.

Buyers/Stockers
Duties include purchasing items for the gift shop, receiving, pricing, and stocking all items sold in the gift shop.

Care and Providing Service [CAPS]
Duties include messenger and clerical support to requesting departments, running errands, answering phones, light typing, filing and copying, mass mailings, and registration for various events, including the hospital's annual update for employees.

Critical Care Unit [CCU]
Duties include providing support and communication between family members and CCU, Recovery Room, O.R. and the Inland Empire Heart Institute staffs. Greeting and assisting family members, providing information from the health care providers to family regarding visits, surgery status (not condition reports), room assignment and answering questions, as appropriate.

Emergency
Duties include greeting patients, assisting patients, escorting patients by foot or by wheelchair, answering phones, providing support and communication between family members, patients and ER staff by keeping them informed as to the progress of treatment.

Gift Shop
The Gift Shop is the Auxiliary's largest fundraising arm. Volunteers provide support by manning the Gift Shop weekdays from 9 am - 8 pm and weekends from 10 am - 2 pm. Duties include Gift Shop retail, operating the cash register, stocking shelves and delivering items to patients.

Imaging
Duties include greeting patients, assisting patients, escorting patients by foot or by wheelchair, answering phones, providing support and communication between family members, patients and Imaging staff.

Medical Library
Duties include providing support to the librarian by assisting physicians, medical center staff and other medical libraries to make copies of articles from periodical or books, checking videocassettes in and out, labeling, indexing and shelving books, and placing periodical on racks.

Outpatient Surgical
Duties include greeting patients, assisting patients, escorting patients by foot or by wheelchair, answering phones, using computer to verify patient room location, assisting with patient registration, distributing mail to patients, running errands for the business office. Labeling, mass mailings and putting packets together are also support by the Information Desk volunteers.

Spiritual Care
Duties include serving as Eucharistic Ministers, assisting patient and family visitors, and assisting in other spiritual care activities, such as Bereavement Services.

Tram Driver
Duties include transporting patients, visitors and employees from parking lots to the hospital and medical office buildings, operating a security portable radio.

As a tram driver, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Checking the tram to be sure it's in good working order
  • Filling the tram with gas, when needed
  • Cleaning the seat
  • Keeping the tram stored in the gated, locked area

As you drive patients and their families around the campus, you'll be polite and courteous, and of course, you'll operate the tram in a safe manner, making sure that all passengers are seated or unloaded before moving the tram. The tram is to operated in the parking lots only, and never operated during periods of heavy rain or in unsafe conditions.

Volunteer Now!

To volunteer at St. Bernardine Medical Center, call 909.475.2574.