Westwood Volunteer Opportunities
The following volunteer assignments are among the most popular
for our volunteers:
Child Life/Child Development
(must be over 16 years of age)
Volunteer with the Mattel Children's Hospital at Ronald Reagan
UCLA Medical Center. The purpose of working in Child Life/Child
Development is to care for the psychosocial aspects/needs of the
child. Volunteers may assist in the Teen Lounge and the
Children's Playroom in addition to assisting with the computer
system in the multimedia room. There may also be opportunities
to assist patients at the bedside. Weekday and weekend hours
Surgical Waiting Area/Maddie's Room
Act as a liaison between the families in the Surgical Waiting
Area and the staff in the Operating Room and Recovery Room.
Check waiting family members in, explain the process and update
people as information becomes available. Must be extremely
customer-service oriented, empathetic and possess good
(available to non-student program only)
Volunteer at one of our Information Desks located at the Ronald
Reagan UCLA Medical Center or the Peter Morton 200 Medical Plaza.
Greet people, look up patient room numbers and provide general
information and assistance. Extensive training will be provided.
Must be computer literate and possess good customer service and
communication skills. Morning shift is 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
and afternoon shift is 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Looking for
volunteers who are dependable, reliable and will commit to coming
in on scheduled days.
Assist in the Patient Transport office at the Ronald Reagan UCLA
Medical Center. Discharge patients, assists in transfers and
generally help the patient escort staff. Great for students who
would like to see all areas of the hospital and get clinical
exposure. Shifts are everyday between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Assigned to the Volunteer Office for one four-hour shift per week
during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Help deliver patient
mail and newspapers. Assignments change each shift depending on
needs of department. Available for both students and
Peter Morton 200 Medical Plaza
Volunteer at one of our many clinics located at the Peter Morton
200 Medical Plaza. Greeter positions available as well as
general office work. Answering telephones, clerical assignments
and general assistance needed.
Volunteers in this area assist the staff in keeping track of the
many patients recovering from surgery. This position acts as a
liaison to the Surgical Waiting Area staff, keeping them informed
of updates in the Recovery Room.