Volunteer Musicians and Guides Needed in San Jose for Musicians On Call!

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Musicians On Call

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Musicians On Call provides live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in hospitals and health care facilities. We are excited to announce that we are expanding to San Jose, CA! We're looking for Volunteer Guides and Musicians to help us get started.

MOC Volunteer Musicians perform acoustically at the bedsides of patients and are always accompanied by a trained MOC Volunteer Guide. Volunteer Musicians play one song per room and interact with patients, their families and hospital staff. All lyrics MUST be appropriate for a hospital setting, therefore MOC provides an approved song list for musicians to select their repertoire for hospital visits. Any other material outside of the approved song list may be submitted to MOC staff for approval.

Musician applicants must also submit a sample of their music prior to acceptance into the program. Volunteer Musicians must complete MOC's training process which is outlined below.

Volunteer Guides escort Volunteer Musicians from room to room as they play music for patients. Volunteer Guides knock on each hospital room door and ask patients if they feel like hearing music. They also introduce the musicians prior to their performances and guide them through the facility. Each guide is assigned to a specific healthcare facility.

The Volunteer Guide is the "eyes and ears" of MOC during the Bedside Performance Program as well as the liaison between the hospital and the Volunteer Musician. But most importantly, Volunteer Guides know the protocols, policies and expectations of the hospitals or healthcare facilities in which they volunteer and are responsible for making sure these guidelines are upheld during the program. Volunteer Guides are critical to the success of the program.

Both Guides and Musicians will need to complete MOC's orientation process which includes:

  • online application
  • phone interview
  • handbook, orientation & quiz
  • sign volunteer agreement & submit photo ID
  • background check (musicians)
  • shadowing an experienced volunteer at least twice (guides)

Volunteer Guides will also become a badged volunteer at the facility of their choice. Additional training and clearances will be required.

After completion of training, volunteers to commit to volunteering once a month for at least one year. Please go to www.musiciansoncall.org/volunteer to apply!

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About Musicians On Call


110 W 110th Street, Suite 702, New York, NY 10001, US

Mission Statement

Musicians On Call, a nonprofit organization formed in 1999, brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. Musicians On Call uses music to promote and complement the healing process for patients, families and caregivers.


Musicians On Call (MOC) brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. We are looking for VOLUNTEER GUIDES and VOLUNTEER MUSICIANS to help us deliver the healing power of music. As a volunteer with Musicians On Call, you can brighten the days of hospitalized patients - a truly rewarding experience. MOC currently has volunteer opportunities for both Volunteer Guides and Volunteer Musicians at our weekly Bedside Performance Programs.

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We'll work with your schedule.


San Jose AreaSan Jose, CA 95116



  • People Skills
  • Singing
  • Music Arts




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Once a month for at least a year
  • Visit www.musiciansoncall.org/volunteer to apply!

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