Volunteer Services Program (VSP)

The Volunteer Services Program (VSP) provides short and long-term placement for student interns and volunteers in the Department of Public Health (DPH). VSP offers participants hands-on Public Health experience, skills and knowledge, and networking opportunities that may enable a transition to the career field.

All volunteers and student interns must be a student from a school/institution with a current approved Learner Agreement with the Department of Public Health and complete the following:

  • Registration Packet
  • Background Check
  • Program Interview and Acceptance

Internship and volunteer placements depend on program need and availability. Opportunities are offered in the following programs:

  • Animal Care and Control
  • California Children’s Services (Physical Therapy)
  • Clinic Operations
  • Communicable Disease (Epidemiology)
  • Preparedness and Response
  • Health Education
  • Laboratory
  • Nutrition


For more information, please contact:

San Bernardino County Department of Public Health
Volunteer Services Program
340 N. Mountain View Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0010
(800) 782-4264