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Call for Volunteers

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Antelope Valley Hospital (AVH) is looking for community-minded volunteers who want to help others, gain valuable experience in a healthcare setting, and form lasting friendships with others.

Anyone over the age of 15 can assist patients, visitors and staff in many different departments and with tasks around the hospital. "Volunteers at Antelope Valley Hospital represent a diverse variety of backgrounds, ages, interests and experience levels," says Mary Binkowski, director of volunteer resources. "We rely on the talent of our volunteers to support our staff by greeting, visiting with and escorting patients and their families, distributing comfort items, filing, organizing, and other clerical duties, and much more."

Volunteers are needed in the following areas at AVH:

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

The hospital also offers:

  • A teen volunteer program that provides high school and college students with the opportunity to observe firsthand how important quality healthcare is to the community and how their participation helps meet the individual needs of patients and their families. AVH’s teen volunteer program can also fulfill school service-hour requirements.
  • A Volunteer Auxiliary, comprised of adults, which raises funds for AVH through the hospital gift shop, thrift shop, auxiliary bake sale and other events. Funds have benefited many different hospital services, including the Women and Infants Pavilion, emergency department expansion and state-of-the-art equipment for the critical care unit.

Onsite volunteers attend a volunteer orientation and receive job-specific training. Volunteering at the hospital offers flexible scheduling and opportunities for individuals of all ages. To find out more about volunteering at AVH, call the volunteer services department at 661-949-5105 or download the volunteer application.