St. Vincent Medical Center welcomes all interested individuals, 16 years of age or older, to volunteer at our facility. By volunteering, not only will you receive valuable experience and exposure to the healthcare field, but you will also play an important role in enabling the hospital to provide the highest level of service to our patients.
Volunteer placements are available throughout the Medical Center and may include duties such as:
- Customer service for visitors, families, guests and patients
- Administrative and clerical support
- Medical Staff assistance
- Gift Shop staffing
- Assistance at Case de Amigos, the hospital’s community youth center.
If you are interest in volunteering, please contact the St. Vincent Medical Center Volunteer Department at (213) 484-7328
Regional Occupational Program (ROP)
St. Vincent Medical Center, in conjunction with Belmont High School, participates in a Regional Occupational Program (ROP) which allows high school students to received valuable experience in the healthcare field.
The Regional Occupational Program gives students ranging in age from 16-18 years, a chance to work in a professional environment, while earning school credits towards graduation. Students learn general and clerical skills which may include data entry, event coordination, filing and Xeroxing.
A student interested in volunteering at St. Vincent Medical Center as part of the ROP must first go through an extensive orientation process. The process includes:
- Completion of an application
- Parental consent of health information
- A tuberculosis test
- Attendance of hospital orientation which includes a video presentation of St. Vincent Medical Center and the Daughters of Charity, as well as information on the various rules and regulations of the Medical Center
- Successful completion of exams pertaining to safety, confidentiality and patient privacy
Once the student has passed the orientation, he/she will be given a uniform and an official Medical Center badge, and will be assigned to a department. Departments may include Radiology, Laboratory, The Spine Institute, Marketing/Public Relations, Accounting, Admitting, Business Development, and Transplant services.
Since the Regional Occupation Program at St. Vincent Medical Center began three years ago, over 200 students have participated. Some students have even found full-time employment at the Medical Center upon graduation.
For more information on the Regional Occupational Program at St. Vincent Medical Center, please call the Volunteer Services Department at (213) 484-7328.