Join our team of unsung heroes and make a difference every day!

With over 1500 volunteers at ZSFG, we strive to reach ZSFG’s True North vision to be the best hospital by exceeding patient expectations and advancing community wellness in a patient centered, healing environment. As an auxiliary staff member, you will be able to positively impact someone’s life and become an integral part of our ZSFG staff.  

With ZSFG being the only Trauma Center in San Francisco, it is imperative that we receive the support of dedicated men, women, and youth who volunteer their time to assist in the care for over 100,000 patients per year. 

We hope that you do consider volunteering at ZSFG and become a vital part of our team with many opportunities to choose from.  


Time commitment

Volunteers must commit to a schedule. Together the volunteer, the hospital department, and Volunteer Services will determine schedules. A commitment of at least six months and a total of 100 hours must be performed within 12 months of being active – this equates to at least 1 shift a week (4 hour shift). Volunteers may not volunteer longer than 8 hours (this does not apply to some departments)

Before deciding to volunteer, please consider the time commitment and make sure you are able to commit to a consistent schedule. 

Age Requirement

Individuals 16 years and older are eligible to volunteer at ZSFG. We have volunteers of all ages who are looking to dedicate time out of their day…

Some departments require fingerprinting 

Becoming a Volunteer

In order to become a volunteer please click here to see the list of departments who are currently recruiting for volunteers. 

Once you find a volunteer position that fits your interest, please communicate with the contact person listed in the listing – depending on the department, they can either interview you via phone or in person, or request a resume or cover letter. If the department feels you are a good fit for them, they will reach out to us and we will send you the necessary paperwork to get started on the volunteer process.