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ORGANIZATION: Sharp Memorial Hospital

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The Sharp Experience. It is what makes Sharp different from other providers. We focus on patient centered care and that is exactly how volunteers make a difference every shift here at Sharp Metro Campus. Patient and Family-Centered Care is responsive to priorities, preferences, and values of patients and their families.

Providing extraordinary patient care often goes beyond traditional medical treatments. Sharp HealthCare's Arts for Healing Program is designed to address the physical, psychological, cognitive, spiritual and social needs of patients. Funded completely by donations through Sharp HealthCare Foundation, the program aims to provide comfort and relieve stress and anxiety for both patients and their loved ones, often leading to a faster recovery.

Arts for Healing projects and activities include:

  • Art projects
  • Beading
  • Card making
  • Painting
  • Seasonal craft projects

*All volunteers receive a $6 meal credit in the cafeteria during their shift. *

You do not need to be an extraordinary artist to be successful at this position! You need to have the desire to bring comfort to those who are in the hospital with a warm smile and art supplies!

Shifts are about 2 hours long at least once per week.

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About Sharp Memorial Hospital


7901 Frost Street, San Diego, CA 92123, US

Mission Statement

It is our mission to improve the health of those we serve with a commitment to excellence in all that we do. Our goal is to offer quality care and programs that set community standards, exceed patients' expectations and are provided in a caring, convenient, cost-effective and accessible manner.


The new Sharp Memorial Hospital opened in 2009. The 368-bed hospital features private patient rooms, sleeper sofas for loved ones, state-of-the-art surgery suites and the largest and most modern emergency and trauma center in San Diego.

Sharp Memorial, part of the Sharp Metropolitan Medical Campus, is also a MAGNET hospital for nursing and patient care excellence. This designation is the "gold standard" for patient care and nursing excellence and it is the highest honor awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Only 22 hospitals in California are MAGNET hospitals. Sharp Memorial has been a part of San Diego health care history for more than 50 years. It continues to be at the forefront of medical technology and patient satisfaction.

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Arts & Culture
Health & Medicine
Arts & Culture, Community, Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


7901 Frost StreetSan Diego, CA 92123



  • Visual Arts
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Healthcare
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum commitment of 100 hours​ Shifts are usually two-four hours, once or twice a week​ Volunteers commit to same day and time each week
  • Apply Online Attend Virtual Information Session In-Person Interview (When Accepted) Health Clearance: vaccine check (Covid, MMR, Tdap, Varicella, Flu) & TB Check

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