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Request a Volunteer

Request a Volunteer

If you would like to request a volunteer, please click here to download the Volunteer Request Form. After completing the request form, you may fax or mail it to the following locations:    

Westwood Volunteer Office

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Ste. B-791
Mail Code:  743330
Fax (310) 267-3670
For questions please call (310) 267-8180

Santa Monica Volunteer Office

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
1260 Fifteenth Street, Suite 1024
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Fax (424) 259-8178
For questions please call (424) 259-8176
Upon receiving the volunteer request form, staff will begin to recruit for your position. Please keep in mind that patient-oriented positions take priority.

Requesting Short-Term Help (Few Days or Few Hours)

If you need a volunteer for a short-term project, i.e. clerical assignments lasting a few hours to a few days, please email your request to Carey McCarthy at cmccarthy@mednet.ucla.edu (Westwood) or Elaine Eastwood at eeastwood@mednet.ucla.edu  (Santa Monica) and provide the following information:

  • Contact Person
  • Dates and times the volunteer is needed
  • Location where to report
  • A brief description of the work

For Same Day Volunteer Assistance (from our Floater Program)

Please call the Westwood office between 9am-4pm at ext 78180 or the Santa Monica office at ext 98176. While we cannot guarantee an immediate volunteer, we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Request an Intern

Volunteer Services administers a health-care management intern program for students wishing to gain experience in healthcare administration.  Interns volunteer more hours than volunteers (12 - 15), and are assigned to "projects" rather than general office or clerical work.  Many of the healthcare managers have utilized interns for patient satisfaction programs, polices and procedures, development of new programs, annual reports, and other administrative projects as assigned.  Interns generally commit to the department for nine months, and may request a letter of recommendation upon completion.  Interns are generally invited to department meetings that may be beneficial for their volunteer work, and "shadow" a health-care manager.  If you would like to request an intern for your department, please e-mail Silva Thomas, Care Extender Program Director, at sithomas@mednet.ucla.edu or call (310) 267-8186 for further information.