4002 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92056

High School Volunteers

High School Volunteers

Make a difference in the lives of others as you explore possible health care career opportunities. As a High School Volunteer, you are an important part of Tri-City Hospital by volunteering your time and service to patients and their family and friends. To become a High School Volunteer, you must:

  • Be a High School student age 15 through 18 
  • Participation must begin prior to the start of 12th grade 
  • Attend a scheduled Orientation
  • Successfully pass a TB test provided by the hospital at no charge 
  • Accept the annual flu shot, also provided by the hospital at no charge 
  • Make a one-year minimum commitment to volunteer at least six hours per month
  • Maintain regular good attendance
  • Court-ordered community service is not permitted


High School Volunteers make the following financial commitments: 

  • One-time dues of $10
  • Purchase of uniform – $20


Becoming a High School Volunteer

The High School Volunteer Program is presently NOT open. When the program reopens, it will be announced on this WEBPAGE. When that happens, information about registration through an online application process will be available. Please check back on this page for reopening dates. 

Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Class size is limited, and classes usually fill within an hour of the opening of online applications. Use the link below to begin your application. If the link is not accepting applications, either the current Orientation is full, or it is prior to the application date. Please consider the next application period. 

High School Volunteer Application


Accepted students must attend an orientation with a parent or legal guardian where they will receive training in hospital procedures, volunteer requirements and be introduced to potential work assignments. Once these requirements are completed, students are assigned to a specific department where they will work directly with Adult Volunteers and hospital staff. 

Applicants may come in person on Application day to the Tri-City Hospital Auxiliary Office, 4002 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92056. 


Attendance Policy

(Please read carefully)

The mission of the Tri-City Auxiliary is to provide excellent care and service to our patients and their families. To meet this mandate our Volunteers must maintain consistent attendance. We recognize that absences occur due to illness, family matters and holidays. However, our program is not able to accommodate extended absences greater than four weeks.

No Summer Employment

Please note that Tri-City Hospital Auxiliary High School Program DOES NOT offer summer, short-term, episodic, hands-on patient care, shadowing, or observation opportunities through the Tri-City Auxiliary High School Volunteer Program.

Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us at voljr@tcmc.com