Help others, have fun, and make our community healthier
As a non-profit public hospital, Oak Valley relies heavily on the generosity of our volunteer base. Oak Valley volunteers are an integral component of our team, improving patient care and service quality across all departments:
Our volunteers aid in patient comfort by serving meals and beverages
Volunteers man the information desk in the hospital lobby
Many clerical details are handled by our volunteers
Volunteers even manage the hospital gift shop, and the proceeds go to scholarship
Anyone looking for a rewarding, community-oriented way to spend their time is welcome to apply for our volunteer staff. Volunteer should have a sense of humor, a heerful disposition, and an earnest desire to help others.
Those interested in volunteering can download and complete this application, and then mail it to 350 South Oak Avenue, Oakdale, CA 95361. After we receive your application, we will schedule you for an interview and find the perfect place for you on our team.
For more information on volunteering, please call the Oak Valley Gift Shop at 848-4170, or email giftshop@OVHD.com.
Young people between the ages of 14 and 17 who maintain a 3 point grade average or better at one of the schools in the area served by Oak Valley Hospital are encouraged to join up and become part of our Junior Volunteer Squad.
Junior volunteers work in both the Care Center and the hospital complex, and can work in the Gift Shop after completing a specialized 1 day training program that offers instruction on communicating with and providing for the healthcare needs of Oak Valley patients.
The Oak Valley Junior Volunteer Squad provides an excellent opportunity for teenagers to understand more about the healthcare industry, as well as how to provide professional and comforting care for patients of all ages.
Young people interested in volunteering must complete an application form with their parents, obtain a letter of recommendation from a school counselor, and provide a GPA transcript. Applications forms may be picked up and returned at the Oak Valley Gift Shop in the main hospital lobby.
Oak Valley Gift Shop
Located just off the main lobby, the 100% volunteer staffed and managed Oak Valley Gift Shop is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Flowers, baby gifts, books, snacks and a multitude of other gift items are available. Orders can be placed by telephone during business hours at 209-848-4170.
Oak Valley Hospital Foundation
The Oak Valley Hospital Foundation is another enterprise that relies on volunteers to raise funds used to purchase state-of-the-art medical equipment for Oak Valley Hospital. The Foundation raises money through several special events and is an important hospital partner, working to enhance the quality of care for everyone in our community. Individuals interested in volunteering for Foundation activities and events should contact Mary Jane Jauco at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"I have always thought that getting involved in my local community was important, but volunteering at OVH opened so many new doors for me. It's an experience every teen hsould have."
2009 Graduate OHS
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