Volunteer Requirements


All volunteer assignments have a minimum commitment of six consecutive months. Volunteers must serve at least three to four hours a day on the same day each week. The only exception is the eight-week Summer Student Volunteer Program for high school students.

Age Requirement

Most volunteer assignments have a minimum age requirement of 16. Volunteers must be 18 years of age to work in Child Life Services and the Cancer Resource Center at Mount Zion or Mission Bay. The Summer Student Program is open to high school students age 16 and older.

Health Requirements

Volunteers must provide proof of the following health and immunization records:

  • Negative Tuberculin (TB) Tests — Two negative Tuberculin skin tests (one within the past year AND one within the past 3 months) OR one negative QuantiFeron blood test (within the past year) and one negative Tuberculin skin test within the past 3 months. If you have a positive TB skin test result, you must have a negative chest x-ray report completed within the past year.
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) — Two vaccinations or positive blood titer. A titer is a test that measures your immune system's ability to protect against a disease or infection.
  • Chicken Pox (Varicella) — Proof of two vaccinations or positive blood titer.
  • Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis or Whooping Cough (Tdap) — Vaccination must have been administered after 2005.
  • Flu Vaccine — Required during flu season.

Recommendation Form

If you are a student, you must provide a completed recommendation form, which will be in the application packet.

Related Information

Contact Us

Volunteer Services (Parnassus, Mount Zion & Mission Bay)

Phone: (415) 502-9888
Email: volunteer@ucsf.edu

Recognize a volunteer by submitting a H.E.A.R.T.S. (Honoring Exceptional And Random Treasured Service) form.