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SMMC: Volunteer


Volunteer at SMMC

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with San Mateo Medical Center. Volunteers are an important part of our team, helping to support staff, enhance the patient experience, and bring smiles to those they meet.

Volunteer opportunities are available at our hospital and clinics in San Mateo, as well as our community clinics in  Daly City, Half Moon Bay, Redwood City, and South San Francisco. Please note: we have a limited number of volunteer opportunities and usually receive a large number of volunteer applications. We work hard to place everyone interested!


Thank you for your interest in our Fall Program! The application will open on 8/27/2023 at 8:00AM and close on 9/2/2023 at 11:59PM.

Click here to apply!


Program Requirements

Program Requirements
Our First Fall/Winter Program will begin from October 4th, 2023-January 4th, 2023. To be considered for this program, you must be able to volunteer a minimum of 4 hours per week. Some holidays will be optional.   

Age Requirement
Volunteers must be 15 or older to volunteer with San Mateo Medical Center. Parental/Guardian consent is required.  

What to expect after applying  

The volunteer coordinator will contact you the week of 9/4/2023-9/8/2023 with interview details. Note that interviews will be held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 7:00AM-3:30PM and on Tuesday and Thursday 7:00AM-10:00AM and 2:00PM-6:00PM. Interviews will be group interviews and will be held virtually. 

What are the next steps if I am accepted into the Fall Program?  

If you successfully pass the interview process, you will receive an email from the volunteer coordinator with the following documents. You will have under 2 weeks to complete your immunizations. Failure to complete within the time frame disqualifies from the program. 

  1. Welcome Letter with instructions 
  2. Detailed Volunteer Application 
  3. Confidentiality Statement 
  4. Parents or Guardians of Youth Volunteer Application Applicant (Only for volunteers under 18) 
  5. Consent for Health Screening – Youth (Only for volunteers under 18) 
  6. Volunteer Health Clearance Checklist 
  7. Annual TB Surveillance Form 
  8. Declination for Hep B and Tdap 
  9. Flu Form 2023-2024 
  10. Flu Declination Form 2023-2024 
  11. ​Copy of your covid-19 record of two doses and one booster for Pfizer and Moderna, and one dose and 1 booster for the J&J Jassen vaccine is a requirement. You have a medical or religious exemption form. 

Mandatory Volunteer Orientation

Orientation will be in person and Mandatory on Saturday, September 23, 2023. You will be disqualified from the program if you do not make orientation. 

Departments and Clinics Available

Volunteers will be assigned to departments in need of a volunteer. As a volunteer, you must be adaptable and willing to assist the assigned department. If you do not agree with your assigned department, you have the option to withdraw from the program. 


If you have any questions, you can email the following email address; expect a response within 24 hours.

You can also contact Bee Alonso, volunteer coordinator, at 650-573-2797. Expect a call back by the end of the day. Bee’s office hours are Monday-Friday, 7:00AM-3:30PM. 

For general questions about volunteering at SMMC, feel free to fill out the form below.


Volunteer Information Request Form
for San Mateo Medical Center Hospital and Clinics

Yes, I want to learn more about volunteering at San Mateo Medical Center! PLEASE NOTE: we have limited volunteer opportunities available and filling out the form below does not guarantee you a spot. 

Is there any additional info you’d like to include?