Becoming an Adult Volunteer

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Adult Volunteer Application Process

There are four steps in the first phase of becoming a new volunteer:

  1. Application
  2. Interview
  3. Online Orientation
  4. Health Screening

These must be completed before moving to the second phase, training for your specific area of service. Most volunteers complete the application and initial intake steps in about six weeks.


Each volunteer service area has its own application. View them and apply! Please note these applications are for adults and college students only.

All prospective volunteers are required to provide at least two character references as part of their application. Reference letters are required to complete the application, and the application cannot be saved and edited at a later date. For more information, please see the Reference Letter Guidelines to aid you and your letter writers. Some placements may require additional references.

The Junior Volunteer program is currently inactive. The application packet for Junior Volunteers is different than the application packet for adults and college students.

In order to apply:

  • You must have a valid email address. Please make sure to enter a valid email address when completing the application.
  • All applications must be received via our online application system.
  • You must complete the entire application. Partial applications will not be considered.

Due to the high number of applications received, communication by the Volunteer Services department is done via email.


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 scheduled after receipt of a complete application (i.e. 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. For more information on these requirements, please contact the Volunteer Services office. This step may be done concurrently with the next step, Health Screening.

Health Screening

The last step in the intake process is to participate in a health screening. 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 immunization records for: COVID-19, Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Varicella (Chickenpox) and Tdap. If you do not have documentation, you may need to have titers drawn. Titers are blood tests that measure whether you are immune to given diseases. Please note that if your tests show you are not immune, it will take at least a month to complete the immunization process.
  • Health Screen Appointment: Our Employee Health department will administer your second TB test, review your immunization records and/or draw titers for immunization if needed. Volunteer Services will provide documentation you need to make your appointment with our Employee Health department. 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 his or her 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 health screening and re-orientation as a condition of participation in the Volunteer Program.

Contact Us

Enloe Volunteer Services

Phone: 530-332-4575

Contact Us Online

1465 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926

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