Specialty Volunteer Groups

Patient Family Advisory Council Application Form

In 2015, the Patient Family Advisory Council (PFAC) in partnership with UT Health San Antonio was created to help improve the quality of our hospital’s care for all patients and family members. This council provides patients and their families an opportunity to share their experiences with hospital administration, other patients and their families to improve the delivery of care.

PFAC members are volunteers who graciously dedicate their time for either short or long-term commitments, depending on the project.

Please complete the PFAC volunteer application form for consideration into the University Health System Patient Family Advisory Council. We do not accept court appointed referrals.

How to Become a Child Life Volunteer

Volunteering is a time commitment as well as a commitment to uphold our mission to providing compassionate, exceptional care to our patients, their families and our community. The role of this volunteer is to offer comfort and consolation to patients and their families. Our application process can take up to four weeks and includes:

Complete an Application

You can apply for the Child Life Application online.

Complete & Pass Screenings

You’ll need to complete and pass a health screening when you apply and each year after, which includes a mini physical, a urine drug test, a tuberculosis (TB) skin test and a flu shot. All potential volunteers must also pass a criminal background check.

Complete an Interview

Every potential volunteer attends an interview with our volunteer interview committee member.

Complete Volunteer Orientation

Before you can begin volunteering, you must attend a two-hour orientation and training session. You’ll learn important information about the hospital and your volunteer responsibilities.

Complete Child Life Unit Orientation

Before volunteering with Child Life, volunteer must attend an onsite orientation review and training session. You’ll learn important information about the hospital and your volunteer responsibilities in this unit.

How to Become a Spiritual Care Volunteer

Volunteering is a time commitment as well as a commitment to uphold our mission to providing compassionate, exceptional care to our patients, their families and our community. The role of this volunteer is to offer comfort and consolation to patients and their families. Our application process can take up to four weeks and includes:

Complete an Application & Submit Additional Documents

You can apply for the Spiritual Care Application online. Along with your application, you’ll need to provide a current driver's license or passport and proof of vehicle registration and current insurance.

Complete & Pass Screenings

You’ll need to complete and pass a health screening when you apply and each year after, which includes a mini physical, a urine drug test, a tuberculosis (TB) skin test and a flu shot. All potential volunteers must also pass a criminal background check.

Complete an Interview

Every potential volunteer interviews with our volunteer interview committee member.

Complete Orientation

Before you can begin volunteering, you must attend a two-hour orientation and training session. You’ll learn important information about the hospital and your volunteer responsibilities.