Applying to Become a Volunteer

Getting started as an Enloe Volunteer begins with an application to a currently available service opportunity, followed by training to ensure proper fit, readiness and confidence.

Adult Volunteer Application Process

There are five steps in the first phase of on-boarding as a new volunteer: application, reference letters, interview, online orientation and health screening. These must be completed prior to moving to the second phase, training and education for your specific area of service. Most volunteers complete the application and initial intake steps in about 4-6 weeks.



This application is for adults and college students only.

Applications for the Junior Volunteer program for high school students are available every March. The application packet for Junior Volunteers is different than the application packet for adults and college students.

  • Review the list of currently available volunteer opportunities.
  • If you have questions, contact the Volunteer Services office at (530) 332-4575 or

Reference Letters

All prospective volunteers are required to provide at least two character references as part of their application. For more information, please see the Reference Letter Guidelines to aid you and your letter writers. Please note that some placements may require additional references.


Volunteer Services strives to match your interests, skills, abilities and talents with the current needs of the hospital. To ensure proper fit for both the volunteer and the hospital, each potential volunteer first participates in an interview process. Interviews are generally scheduled after reference letters are received. Please note that some placements may require additional interviews.

Online Orientation

The next step is to complete a series of online health and safety education modules.  This information is required for all health care workers, including volunteers, to understand. For more information on these requirements, please contact the Volunteer Services office.

Health Screening

The last step in the intake process is to participate in a health screening. Volunteer Services will help you schedule your appointment after you online modules are complete. You will need to gather some health documents in preparation for this step.

  • First TB Test: You will need a copy of a Tuberculin (TB) test done within the past 12 months. The TB test must include the date/time the test was administered and read, site of where it was administered, the lot number, expiration date, manufacturer, and the result must be recorded in mm. Please note that this initial test is done at your own expense and at a facility of your choosing.
  • Immunization Records: Be prepared to provide proof of the following immunization records. If you do not have documentation, will need to have titers drawn. Titers are blood tests that measure whether or not you are immune to a given disease(s). Please note that if your tests show you are not immune, it will take at least a month to complete the immunization process.
    • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR): 2 shots OR proof of positive titer
    • Varicella (Chickenpox):  2 shots OR proof of positive titer
    • Tdap: 1 injection since 2010 and 19 years of age
  • Health Screen Appointment: Our Employee Health department will administer your second TB test, review your immunization records, and/or if needed, draw titers for immunization. Please note there is a nominal fee for the blood work, should titers have to be drawn to determine immunization.


After you have completed the initial intake steps, your training begins. Training may include a combination of classroom education, job shadows and online modules.

"Confident Readiness" is a key concept in the training of our volunteers. We prepare you to be confident in your role as an Enloe Volunteer.  Training is structured to provide each volunteer with the resources, information and skills necessary to serve in their volunteer placement. Depending upon placement area, training consists of facility orientation, classes and on-the-job experiences.

Ongoing training, in-services and update meetings are held throughout the year as needed for the education of our volunteers. Annually, all volunteers participate in re-orientation as a condition of participation in the Volunteer Program.

Enloe Volunteer Services

1465 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926
Phone: (530) 332-4575  |  Fax: (530) 893-6922  |  Contact Us Online

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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    Drs. Voelker and Lobosky honored with 2014 Physician Legacy Award

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    Drs. Voelker and Lobosky honored with 2014 Physician Legacy Award

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    Drs. Voelker and Lobosky honored with 2014 Physician Legacy Award

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