Student Volunteers

Student Volunteer Program

UCLA Santa Monica Student VolunteerThe Volunteer Services Student Program Coordinator works to make your volunteering experience a valuable asset towards your career goals. Over 300 volunteer positions offer opportunities for students to explore various healthcare-related options. Each year up to 10 student volunteers are selected to win awards, in which winners are announced late each spring at a special event.

Applying to Volunteer

Due to the overwhelming student interest in volunteering for UCLA Health, we have revised the student application and intake process. All students must first send a completed application including the 500-word essay, stating the applicant's reasons for volunteering to:

Elaine Eastwood
Volunteer Services
1328 Sixteenth Street, 2nd Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Telephone (424) 259-8176

Fax (424) 259-8178

Once the essays and applications are received and reviewed, those accepted will be invited to the next available orientation. Click button below to download the student application.

Student Application

Qualification and Health Requirements

  • Minimum age 18 years old 
  • Volunteer Services is developing a special summer high school program for students ages 15 to 17. Due to the structured schedules and demands of high school students, this will be the only general student program available to students ages 15 -17. Please check back in January 2016 to find out more information and when the application period will open.
  • Please note, the Direct Referral program will still be available all year to students invited by one of our faculty members.
  • Agreement to volunteer for 100 hours or more; commitment of four hours per week
  • Proof of Varicella, MMR and TB. Please click on here for detailed information on health requirements.


  • Applications are due ONE MONTH prior to orientation.

Orientation Dates for 2015:

October 21, 2015
4:00pm - 6:00pm (18 years and older college students only)
November 4, 2015
4:00pm - 6:00pm (18 years and older college students only)

There will not be any orientations in December 2015 or January 2016.

Please arrive 20 minutes before the orientation. Doors will close promptly at start of each session, no late attendees allowed. All orientations will be held in the auditorium at SM-UCLA Hospital, 1250 16th St, SM 90404 (between Arizona and Wilshire) 

Please note: the application is due one month prior to orientation and if the date falls over the weekend it is due the Friday before.