San Luis Ambulance proudly sponsors an Explorer Program for young adults between the ages of 15-1/2 to 21 years old. This unique, volunteer program allows the Explorer to ride-along with Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians. This allows the Explorer to get a hands-on and up-close experience into the world of emergency medicine.
Some of the skills an Explorer will learn include performing CPR, administering oxygen, bandaging, splinting and obtaining vital signs. San Luis Ambulance provides all of the required training including CPR and basic first aid. Uniforms, belts and identification cards are also provided, however, the Explorer must purchase their own boots (approximate $50.00 cost).
An Explorer is required to perform eight hours of ride-a-longs per month with a pre-designated Explorer Advisor, in addition to attending one monthly meeting that lasts approximately one hour.
Explorers are selected once a year by a panel of Explorer Advisors.
The Explorer Program is a challenging and highly rewarding experience for the participants.
Interested applicants should submit an e-mail of interest using the form on our website (found under the "Services "tab, then "Explorer Program" tab) or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also send a letter to the following address:
San Luis Ambulance Service, Inc.
P.O. Box 954
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
The Emergency Department, Main Lobby Desk, patient care areas and administratively are some of the areas that the Arroyo Grande Community Hospital volunteers in. We also have "volunteen" youth from the ages of 14 – 18 that assist the staff and patients in a variety of ways.
Arroyo Grande Community Hospital volunteers come from every area of southern San Luis Obispo County and they represent all ages and walks of life. Patient satisfaction is our number one goal and our volunteers work hard to contribute to the comfort and care of our patients, visitors and staff. We were also proud to add Pet Therapy services for our patients with our volunteers that have gone through the training.
Please call Colleen Twomey, Volunteer Liaison at 805.994.5462 for more information.
The Volunteen Program at Marian Regional Medical Center provides a chance for students to serve and to learn more about working in a health care setting. Current high school students, or those who are at least 14 years old are invited to apply. For the Summer Programs, we also accept incoming freshmen. The Summer Volunteen Program runs from June to August, and the School Year Program runs from September through May.
Only COMPLETE applications are accepted. This includes all necessary immunization records. Volunteering positions are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so please turn in your application early. Applications are submitted to the Volunteer Services Office at the hospital.
Our volunteers work in a variety of service areas. Some of these areas are:
Contact: Sarah Brogren, Manager Volunteer Services (805) 739-3520