Volunteer Program

Our Volunteers Make a Real Difference.
     Become One to See How.

Whether you're a teenager, a retiree, or somewhere in between, we want you in our Antelope Valley Hospital Volunteer Services program. We offer one of the most active and diverse volunteer programs of any California hospital, with more than 400 participants in both the hospital and community. We actively recruit volunteers as our hospital grows, and we know that you can bring something unique to our team. We all lead busy lives, but AVH volunteers make the time to give something back to the community, and by doing so, receive an enriching gift in return - the knowledge that each of us is making a positive difference.

Volunteer Options Galore!

With so many volunteer areas to choose from, there is ample opportunity to do something you truly enjoy. Volunteers at Antelope Valley Hospital contribute thousands of in-service hours each year in such positions as assisting on patient floors, or in the newborn nursery; with clerical assignments; as staff in the gift and thrift shops; in the hospitality department; as patient escorts, or even in pet therapy. We particularly encourage adult volunteers (over 18 years old) and teen volunteers (high school students) to offer their services.

Special Volunteer Groups

Teen Volunteer Program, established in 1958, is one of the largest in southern California. An average of 200 students volunteer year round. The Volunteer Auxiliary board focuses on involving all Teen Volunteers in ongoing fundraising events. These young people have the advantage of seeing firsthand how important quality healthcare is to the community and how their participation helps meet the individual needs of patients and their families.

Volunteer Auxiliary spearheads raising contributions via activities that include the hospital gift shop, thrift shop, auxiliary bake sale, and seasonal sale events. Some of their past pledges benefited the Women and Infants Pavilion, continuing care nursery, neonatal intensive care unit, labor and delivery, ED expansion, and provided state-of-the-art equipment for the critical care unit.

Auxiliary Gift Shop operates seven days a week thanks to a team of over forty teen and adult volunteers. Hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Gift Shop offers fresh flowers, live plants and greeting cards, as well as a wide array of seasonal and everyday merchandise for gift giving. The shop takes credit card telephone orders and provides free delivery to patients. To order, call (661) 949-5040. All proceeds go to the current AVH Auxiliary pledge fund to benefit the hospital.

New to You Thrift Shop Everyone loves a thrift shop, and ours offers a wide array of bargains! Located at 329 West Avenue I, it is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All proceeds go to the AVH Auxiliary for their pledge to the hospital.

How You Can Join Us
Please call the Volunteer Services department at (661) 949-5105.

To find the volunteer opportunity that best meets your interests, consider the following:

  • Couplet Care
  • Dietary
  • Emergency Department
  • Gift Shop
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Pediatrics
  • Nursing Units
  • Office/Clerical
  • Outpatient Treatment Center
  • Pet Therapy
  • Reception Desk
  • Surgery Waiting Room
  • "New to You" Thrift Shop
  • Transportation