Western Medical Center Santa Ana has had a volunteer program since 1954 and are proud to say the program is 50 plus years and it is still going strong. Currently, we count more than 200 volunteers among our ranks and together they serve approximately 35,000 hours a year to the hospital.
Volunteering is For All Ages:
Our program is divided into three categories: "Junior Volunteers" for high-school aged volunteers, "Collegiate Volunteers," for students currently enrolled in college and "Auxiliary Volunteers" for adults who are not enrolled in college.
Volunteers help areas of our facility, in both patient and non-patient department. In fact, our program offers volunteers opportunities that may not be available in other facilities. For example, volunteers in our Collegiate program work in the emergency department, the pharmacy department and on some of the nursing floors. The Collegiate program is intended to supply volunteers with a medically meaningful experience.
Becoming a Volunteer:
Orientation classes for prospective volunteers are held four times a year. Each session is four hours long and is followed by at least two on-the-job shifts of training by another volunteer or staff member. After a volunteer has completed orientation and training satisfactorily, he or she works at least one 4-hour shift every week.
For more information about becoming a volunteer, please contact thr Director of Volunteer Services at 714. 953.3451.
All healthcare related duties are performed only by qualified healthcare professionals and not by volunteers.