Join the many women, men, and high school and college students who contribute so much as volunteers at Community Hospital. Opportunities include the Auxiliary, hospice, and chaplain programs.
Types of volunteer opportunities
Founded in 1955 by eight community-minded women, the Auxiliary has grown to include more than 450 volunteers. Since its inception, 4 million hours of service have been donated by our volunteers. Members achieve active status upon successfully completing training.
Griefbusters staff members are highly trained, skilled volunteers, not licensed therapists. They listen to young people, offer compassionate support, and answer questions about the grieving process, in a confidential setting, free of charge.
Hospice of the Central Coast is a department of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. Hospice Support Services provides comfort and support to patients and their families. Our volunteers are an integral and indispensable part of the team needed to provide quality end-of-life care in the community.
Become a hospice volunteer
Therapy dog program
Community Hospital has more than 30 volunteers in its therapy dog progam. Each person and their dog make a minimum of one visit a month. The dogs are vaccinated, clean, on leash, and certified by Therapy Dog International. They navigate inpatient units at the hospital and are available upon request at the telephone number below or by asking your nurse.
Therapy musician program
Music is part of the healing arts program for Community Hospital and services within the hospital.