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Help others, have fun and make our community healthier!

As a non-profit public hospital, Oak Valley relies heavily on the generosity of our volunteer base. Oak Valley volunteers are an integral component of our team, by improving patient care and service across all departments.

Ways to volunteer:

  • Aid in patient comfort by serving meals and beverages.
  • Staff the information desk in the hospital lobby.
  • Many clerical details are handled by our volunteers.
  • Become part of the hospital gift shop.

Anyone looking for a rewarding, community-oriented way to spend their time is welcome to apply for our volunteer staff. Volunteers should have a cheerful disposition and an earnest desire to help others.

Those interested in volunteering can download and complete this application, and then mail it to 350 South Oak Avenue, Oakdale, CA 95361. After we receive your application, we will schedule you for an interview and find the perfect place for you on our team.

For more information on volunteering, please call the Oak Valley Gift Shop at 209-848-4170, or email

Junior Volunteers: Young people between the ages of 14 and 17 who maintain a 3.0 grade average or better at one of the schools in the area served by Oak Valley Hospital are encouraged to join and become part of our Junior Volunteers.

The Oak Valley Junior Volunteers provides an excellent opportunity for teenagers to understand more about the healthcare industry, as well as how to provide professional and comforting care for patients of all ages.

Young people interested in volunteering must complete an application form with their parents, obtain a letter of recommendation from a school counselor, and provide a GPA transcript. Application forms may be picked up and returned at the Oak Valley Gift Shop in the main hospital lobby.

Oak Valley Gift Shop: Located just off the main lobby, the 100% volunteer staffed and managed Oak Valley Gift Shop is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Seasonal items, baby gifts, books, snacks and a multitude of other gift items are available. Orders can be placed by telephone during business hours at 209-848-4170.

OVHD Junior Volunteer