Due to the success of ACCESS an expansion of the program beyond the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) has engendered a need for addtional volunteers. In addition to the ongoing need for volunteers as listed below there is currently an opportunity for more specialized activities. Click here to see the latest volunteer opportunities.
Do you have RV experience? Support ACCESS by assisting the Service Chair in responding to requests for RV and home stays, RV maintenance, recruiting and training home host volunteers and working with local hotels to provide vouchers and/or reduced rates.
Car Seat Fitting Station Hosts, Techs and Scribs
Did you know that over 90% of Bay Area car seats are installed incorrectly? Are you passionate about infant and child are seat safety? ACCESS hosts car seat fitting stations bi-monthly at Good Samaritan Hospital. Become a tech by completing a 3-day training course and test through Safe Kids or become a scribe by assisting the technicians.
When families live 30 miles or more from the hospital, hosts with a guest room volunteer to have parents of hospitalized babies stay overnight, providing families with a clean, comfortable, and safe place to sleep as well as access to a bathroom. Hosting is flexible and tailored to meet the needs of each host. Orientation to ACCESS provided. Currently, ACCESS is only seeking home hosts who speak Spanish as well as English. References needed.
Click here to download: Host Application
Volunteer drivers provide transportation between the family’s home and the hospital. Drivers must be between 25-75 years of age with a good driving record. Drivers determine how far and how often they are willing to drive.
Click here to download: Driver Application
Represent ACCESS at community events or with community-based organizations to help increase volunteer and donor pools. Staff information tables at events, make presentations to religious and other groups or call organizations to introduce them to ACCESS. Training will be provided. Weekday, evening, and weekend opportunities.
General office support includes filing, assistance with mailings, assembling packets for guests and hosts and computer-based tasks. Orientation to ACCESS provided. Reliability and ability to work independently on assigned tasks required.
Newsletter/Communications Materials Contributor
Write articles for ACCESS newsletters, generally about guests, hosts, and events. Strong writing and interviewing skills and commitment to deadlines needed. Orientation to ACCESS provided.
Help out at ACCESS fundraising events, including golf tournaments, auctions, and benefit concerts. Organize an event, join an event committee or volunteer at the event itself. Responsibilities vary with each event. Please call us for upcoming dates.
Habla Español? Parlez-vous Français? We are on the lookout for people who would like to use their foreign language skills to help our staff and host families communicate with non-English speaking guests.