Nurses and Technicians

Nurses and technicians can volunteer with Operation Access as part of a team to care for up to 30 patients at Saturday Surgery Sessions and other times throughout the year. The more common procedures are: hernia repairs, cataract removals, diagnostic colonoscopies, cyst removals, biopsies, ENT, and knee repairs. Saturday surgery sessions are scheduled 1-4 times per year at each of the following facilities:
  • First Street Laser & Surgery Center
  • Kaiser Antioch
  • Kaiser Fremont/San Leandro
  • Kaiser Oakland
  • Kaiser Martinez
  • Kaiser Redwood City
  • Kaiser Richmond
  • Kaiser San Francisco
  • Kaiser San Rafael
  • Kaiser Santa Rosa
  • Kaiser South San Francisco
  • Kaiser Walnut Creek
  • Kaiser Vallejo (in planning stage)
  • Queen of the Valley (in planning stage)
  • St. Helena Hospital (in planning stage)
We need volunteer nurses, technicians, Physician Assistants, LVNs, and support staff from the following departments:
  • Anesthesia
  • Operating Room
  • Gastroenterology
  • PACU
  • ASU
  • Environmental Services
  • Sterile Processing
As an OA volunteer you will:
  • Feel great knowing that you helped a person in need who otherwise could not afford treatment.
  • Volunteer at your own hospital with your colleagues.
  • Prevent medical conditions from developing into costly emergencies.
  • Currently a nurse or technician with privileges at one of the participating hospitals or surgery centers that hold surgery sessions throughout the year.
  • Provide care to OA patients during Saturday Sessions for a minimum 4 hour shift.
  • Sign up and commit to a full shift in advance of volunteering
Time commitment:
  • At least one Saturday per year.
If you are interested in volunteering with OA, please click here.