The following information is a guide to become a University Health System volunteer.

Step 1: Application

  • Submit the online application to our office.
  • Pass a criminal background check.
  • Please allow 5-10 business days for application to process.

Volunteer Services
4502 Medical Drive MS 63-1
San Antonio, TX 78229

Fax: 210-702-6231


Step 2: Interview

Step 3: Health Screening

Volunteer Services Department will approve your appointment with the Employee Health Clinic located at University Hospital at 4502 Medical Drive. The health screening involves a mini physical, a urine drug test, a TB test, and a flu shot.

Important: The TB test will require a second visit, 48 hours after the administration of the test, to determine the results. You will need to bring the following items with you at the time of your second appointment.

  • Current driver's license
  • A list of the medications you are currently taking, if any.
  • Immunization records-if you do not have your records, a blood test may be performed to determine the presence of certain antibodies. The blood test is free of charge. If antibodies are not present you will be informed immediately and given the option of having the vaccines administered by our staff at a cost, visit with your doctor, or go to any of the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District offices.

Step 4: Orientation, Badge, Parking, Uniform

This is the last step in the process. At this time orientation will need to be completed before beginning to volunteer.

  • Visit the Volunteer Services Department in the Sky Tower, 1st floor at University Hospital.
  • Complete an onsite orientation. This should take approximately two hours to complete.
  • Take a photo for your volunteer badge.
  • Provide proof of vehicle registration and insurance to issue a parking permit (volunteer badge doubles as parking permit).
  • A listing of uniform tops and pricing will be provided to you.