Volunteer Services

Volunteering at MarinHealth Medical Center is a terrific way to express your appreciation for our community. Whether you are a “people person” or you prefer to make a difference behind the scenes, we can find a volunteer opportunity that fits your talents and personality.

Our volunteer workforce boasts more than 250 people, ranging in age from 16 to older than 90, serving more than 25 departments within the medical center. They are high school and college students, retirees and employed professionals, from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds. No matter what you do, or where you are in life, you can find a way to help your local hospital. And chances are, you’ll make new friends along the way!

How to Become a Volunteer

The first step to becoming a volunteer is to email Sara Fondriest, Volunteer Coordinator. In addition to a preliminary screening, the following requirements must be met:

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Be able to complete 100 service hours each year of service
  • Be able to receive vaccines and pass a health clearance (Quantiferon (QFT) test for tuberculosis, influenza vaccine (seasonal) and proof of immunity to chicken pox, rubella, rubeola, and mumps)
  • Have passion for healthcare and customer service!
  • Complete New Volunteer Orientation
  • Complete in-service (on the job) training

We require a minimum commitment of 100 hours of volunteer service, and you must be at least 16 years old to apply.

Fundraising Branches

Of our more than 250 active volunteers, 80 are dedicated to fundraising. The purpose of these volunteers is to raise funds and promote good relations between the community and the hospital. Together the volunteers have raised more than $6.6 million since 1950 to support patient care and scholarships. Each branch is unique and meets for social activities and fundraising planning. The following is a list of the active fundraising branches:

  • Raccoons Branch: Founded 1961
  • Labor of Loves (LOL's) Branch: Founded 2000
  • Friendship Branch: Founded 2004