Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to be a UCLA student in order to volunteer for MAPS?
No, our program is open to volunteers from all over the greater Los Angeles area.
How long does it take for me to complete the whole application cycle + training?
The whole application, interview, and onboarding process may take up to 8-10 weeks.
When can I apply?
Please refer to Application Process tab to see when our next recruitment cycle will be.
I am currently volunteering for another volunteer program in UCLA Health, can I apply to this program?
You may only apply to this program if you have completed or are close to completing the time requirements for your current program. We do not allow you to participate concurrently with another volunteer program.
How is MAPS different than the other volunteer programs?
The MAPS Program is very unique because you will not be confined to one department in the Ronald Reagan Medical Center. You will have the opportunity to observe members of the care team including attendings, residents, nurses, care partners, patient transport, and more. Our program is also very flexible because you are able to volunteer whenever it fits your schedule (with the exception of 11PM-5AM for safety reasons).