Frequently asked questions about volunteering
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What is the MEET & GREET session about?
At the meet & greet session you will receive information about UC Davis Health volunteer requirements, infection control, confidentiality, hospital codes, medical legal guidelines and fire safety. Your photograph will also be taken for your volunteer ID badge. UC Davis Health recognizes the importance of providing a safe environment for patients, visitors, volunteers and employees. To ensure safety for all, UC Davis Health is requiring background checks for all volunteers and employees.
How is my volunteer placement decided?
At the conclusion of the meet & greet session, you will be given an opportunity to sign up for a placement. It is very helpful to be aware of your scheduling conflicts and areas of interest for volunteering. Volunteer placements require a regular block of time every week.
How often do I have to volunteer?
The minimum requirement is four hours once a week for six (6) months. One or two areas ask for an eight hours shift per week. Our hope is that you will continue beyond the minimum commitment.
What is the minimum age requirement?
Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. High school students will be part of our VolunTeen program.
When can I start volunteering?
After meeting all volunteer requirements, a Volunteer ID badge is issued to volunteers. At that time volunteers can start volunteering in their assigned area. All volunteers are required to wear a Volunteer ID badge at all times.