Volunteer With Us
Make a Difference, Become a Hospital Volunteer
Looking to give back to your community? Look no further. Volunteer at Hi-Desert Medical Center and feel the satisfaction of knowing you’re helping countless others feel supported and cared for.
Our volunteers are a compassionate group who bring us their dedication, time and heart. If you are 18 years of age or older, you’re welcome to join our volunteer team.
Hi-Desert Medical Center Auxiliary
This group of volunteers provides important services that complement the care delivered by our professional staff. Our volunteers assist with registering patients, running the gift shop, helping shoppers in the thrift store, and ensuring our patients, their families and visitors needs are met.
Last year, this active group of 80 volunteers provided the hospital with more than 25,000 hours, and also raised funds to donate to the hospital and community health programs.
Our Auxiliary members volunteer in these programs:
- Thrift store
- Lobby gift shop
- Airway Outpatient Center
- Emergency room
- Greeting guests at the hospital lobby front desk
- Visiting and supporting residents of the Continuing Care Center
Auxiliary membership levels:
- Active membership: $10 per year. All volunteers must hold membership in the Auxiliary.
- Patron membership: $15 per year (monetary support, inactive membership).
- Life membership: $100 one-time membership with no additional dues. Participation in Auxiliary affairs and volunteer service is encouraged, but not mandatory.
If you’d like to be contacted about volunteer opportunities with the Hi-Desert Medical Center Auxiliary, please complete the form below.
No One Dies Alone Volunteer Program
"No one should die alone … each human should die with the sight of a loving face.” —Mother Teresa
The Hi-Desert Medical Center chaplaincy team has launched this new program in the acute care setting. Any employee, volunteer of Hi-Desert Medical Center or community member may be an end-of-life Compassionate Companion.
You choose the time, date and number of hours available to serve as a Compassionate Companion for a patient who has no family or friends. The program provides for quiet reading, perhaps holding a hand, playing background music. Being there is the most important thing. The goal is death with dignity.
For information on how you can become involved and assist in this worthy cause, please call Sandra Comparsi at (760) 219-3089.
Hospice Volunteer Program
Volunteering with this program is a great way to gain personal satisfaction from providing useful service to others. Volunteers receive training and must complete minimal requirements to participate.
Hospice volunteers provide companionship to our patients and offer support to family members. Volunteers make visits to patients at home or in skilled nursing facilities, offering friendship and diversion with sensitive listening. They may sit with a patient, do errands, read to the patient, and provide support and encouragement.
If you’re interested in this volunteer opportunity, please complete the form below. Or, if you have questions about the Hospice Volunteer Program, please call Peggy Kennedy, MSW, hospice volunteer coordinator at (760) 366-6427.
Volunteer Signup Form
Please note: Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate people attempting to fulfill court-ordered community service requirements.
All fields with asterisk (*) are required.
Emergency Contact Information
Please list someone we can contact in case of an emergency.
(Important to complete for successful placement)
Please provide a personal reference
(not a relative) who has known you for at least one year.
Please check dates and times when you are available
All applicants 18 years and older will undergo a background check.
I agree to comply with all policies and procedures and to support the mission of Hi-Desert Medical Center to serve without remuneration for my services.