I would highly recommend NOT volunteering at Mercy General. The program is supposed to be for new-grad RNs to help them get hired, yet they threaten to "ban you for life" from CHW if you don't fulfill a 6 month commitment. I guess that's no problem for someone who gets a job at CHW, but it's a raw deal for anyone who is lucky enough to get hired elsewhere. Plus, if you even miss one day of volunteering, they put a "do not hire" notation in your file. Seems to me, the volunteer program just opens you up to criticism and does more harm than good. Plus, the recruiter there is absolutely worthless.
I'd recommend UC Davis...the recruiter there is helpful and they hire a lot of BSN new grads.