Tri-City Hospital Auxiliary Volunteer Opportunities

We have something for every talent and interest. Please select from the following options to learn more about each of Tri-City Hospital Auxiliary Volunteer positions. The volunteer staff will work with you to find your best fit. Our goal is to match your interests, skills, and time available with the needs of the hospital. Bilingual volunteers are always a plus in any department.

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  • Handle routine office work (filing, data entry, mailings)
  • Answer telephone and direct caller to appropriate resource
  • Operate various office equipment (fax, computer, copy machine, etc.)
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills and e-mail is required
  • Patient Pick Up Service
  • Communicate with Security Team via 2-way radio
  • Drive Shuttle around hospital parking lot to assist people who need or want a ride
  • Assist surgical patients with check-in
  • Answer non-medical questions
  • Escort patient and family to the Pre-op Hold area
  • Answer telephone, take messages and keep track of where family is located during patient’s surgery
  • Act as liaison between visitors, patients and the medical staff
  • Assist in registration
  • Provide non-medical assistance as requested by medical staff (changing gurneys, stocking supplies, making coffee, assembling medical and surgical packets)
  • Escort patients to their rooms
  • Run errands
  • Fill out and file receipts
  • Log over the counter medications
  • Open and check new merchandise, stock supply cabinets
  • Escort patients to proper departments
  • Deliver documents throughout the hospital
  • Maintain a neat waiting area
  • Interact with patients while they are waiting and when escorting them to designated areas
  • Use cash register and process credit cards
  • Maintain and replenish stock on shelves
  • Have knowledge of basic customer service skills and sales skills
  • Assist visitors, patients and employees with their purchases
  • Greet patients, visitors and family members
  • Assist visitors and family members with general hospital information and locations
  • Act as liaison between staff, families and patients
  • Greet patients as they arrive for procedures
  • Escort patients to dressing room and see to their comfort while waiting or recovering
  • Assist with paperwork for radiology staff
  • Assist, screen and comfort visitors
  • Maintain record of patient’s arrivals and departures
  • Escort visitors to patient rooms
  • Assist nursing units with pick-up and delivery service
  • Make rounds as requested
  • Dispense specimens from lab triage tubs
  • Assist with paperwork for lab front office and triage unit
  • Hand out juice or food trays
  • Fill water pitchers, strip or make beds
  • Run errands
  • Prepare home packets for discharged patients
  • Provide wheelchair assistance for mothers and babies
  • Answer questions and provide assistance to patients, family members and visitors (badges, directions, etc.)
  • Relay hospital information to the public
  • Receive and deliver patient mail, floral arrangements and gifts
  • Track patient room numbers
  • Serve as liaison with the Admitting Office
  • Assist incoming patients with completion of forms
  • Monitor patients for signs of undue comfort or acute illness
  • Liaison between visitors, patients and medical staff
  • Assist in registration; non-medical assistance to medical staff
  • As required, change gurneys, stock supplies, make coffee, run errands
  • Change linens for therapists;wife down beds; escort patients to rooms
  • Escort patients and families
  • Store personal effects, stock warmer blankets, pick up and deliver paperwork
  • Serve food and drinks
  • Discharge patients in wheelchairs
  • Make daily support calls to those who live alone and / or are convalescing
  • Answer phones and patient call lights
  • Fill water pitchers
  • Make coffee and hand out snacks
  • Assist staff as needed
  • Visit newly admitted patients to welcome them to Tri-City
  • Attend to patient comfort needs/concerns in co-operation with staff
  • Make puppets for children admitted to the hospital
  • Make tray favors for holidays
  • Make corsages for prospective mothers attending maternity teas
  • Make stuffed toys for Emergency Department
  • Make booties, caps, blankets and sweaters for newborn babies
Tri-City Wellness Center (Carlsbad)

  • Greet patients, visitors, family members
  • Provide directions and occasionally escort patients to their appointment locations
  • Clerical duties (typing, collating, mailings, chart preparation, etc.)
  • Assist in cardiac and physical therapy as needed

Special Volunteer Programs

These programs have pre-requisites before joining the Auxiliary. Please contact the Department Chairmen below.

Mended Hearts

Please call Bruce Macklin @ 760.434.5555
Must attend Mended Heart training program.

Pet Therapy

Please call Mary Gleisberg @ 760.405.3795
Must attend Pet Therapy screening.