Join the many women, men, and high school and college students who contribute so much as volunteers at Community Hospital and other parts of Montage Health. Opportunities include the Auxiliary, Hospice of the Central Coast, Chaplain Services, and Dog Therapy Program.
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 the training.
Become an Auxiliary volunteer
Current Auxiliary volunteers
Griefbusters listen to young people, offer compassionate support, and answer questions about the grieving process, in a confidential setting, free of charge. They are trained volunteers, not licensed therapists.
Hospice of the Central Coast
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 35 volunteers in its Therapy Dog Progam. Each person and their dog make a minimum of one visit a month. The dogs are vaccinated, on a leash, and certified by Therapy Dog International. They navigate inpatient units at the hospital and at Westland House, our skilled nursing center.