Carson Tahoe Health could not provide the exceptional care that we do without our beloved volunteers. Our friendly volunteers do everything from shuttle patients in the parking lot, assist patients in wheelchairs, guide visitors, and provide spiritual support among many other important tasks.
Some of the main types of volunteering include:
- Cancer Services
- Candy Stripers
- Spiritual Support
- Community Crisis Support
- Emergency Department
- Gift Shop
- Clinical Areas
- Pet Therapy
- Information Desk
- Family Waiting Areas
- Shuttle Drivers
- “TLC” Baskets
Requirements for Volunteer Participation:
1.) Must be 18 years of age or between 14 & 18 for Junior Volunteers
2.) Submit a completed application prior to orientation. Junior Volunteers must also submit a signed consent from their parent/guardian.
3.) Acquire and maintain a regulation uniform and abide by the dress code.
4.) Attend a volunteer services orientation and complete, sign and turn in all of the required forms.
5.) Abide by hospital and department rules and guidelines and to perform tasks designated on the Job Description.
6.) Complete and sign the health questionnaire and provide proof of an MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) immunization. If you need to get an MMR titration done (to see if you have been exposed and have an acceptable level of antigens to fight off any exposure), fill out paperwork and give to the volunteer manager for signature. You will then go to the Outpatient Laboratory where they will draw a blood sample.
7.) If you have not had a Tuberculosis skin test within the last 12 months, you will need to call Employee Health (445-8180) and make an appointment to have one done. You will, also, be required to have an annual TB skin test as long as you are a volunteer.
8.) Complete a fire safety/ disaster questionnaire annually.
9.) Read and sign a confidentiality form annually.
10.) Call Human Resources (445-8677) to arrange a time to go in and get you picture taken and badge issued.
11.) Attend an annual in-service
12.) Notify the volunteer manager if you are going to be absent or late for your shift.
13.) Notify the volunteer manager (either by a call or letter) if you are resigning form the program and also turn in your badge.
Sign Up Today!
If you would like give by joining our exceptional team of volunteers, please fill out an application by clicking on the link below. You can also call (775) 445-5169. Please keep in mind that new volunteers undergo a background check and each area has a limited number of available positions.