Our Committees

There are various leadership opportunities and positions within the Care Extender program aside from standard department volunteering. These opportunities are only for current Care Extenders and provide an opportunity to become more involved with the program and work closely with volunteer staff members. Please note, these hours do not replace the required number of shifts in your department and are in addition to the 250 required hours to complete the program. To become eligible for a letter of recommendation, you must also be in good standing in the departments you volunteer in.

Department Coordinator Assistant (DCA) Position

The DCA Committee application is closed. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Brittany Tran at [email protected].

The primary duty of a DCA is to help the Care Extender staff members in maintaining the quality of the Care Extender program by performing "sweeps" at either the Ronald Reagan Hospital or the Santa Monica Hospital. Performing a sweep entails visiting a specific set of hospital departments at a particular shift time to ensure that the department is running smoothly. The DCA will see whether scheduled Care Extenders are attending their shifts and are in proper uniform. Additionally, the DCA will obtain comments and suggestions for specific departments and for the overall program from both the Care Extenders and the hospital staff members.

Committee members must:

  • Perform a total of 10 quality sweeps per rotation, which takes about 30 minutes each
  • Submit each sweep using an online submission form, which takes about 10-15 minutes each

Benefits to being a DCA include:

  • Qualify for a letter of recommendation if you remain in good standing for two or more rotations
  • You will receive double hours (approximately 20-25 hours for one rotation) for all of the extra time that you put in
  • Become more involved in the CE Program. This committee is a good way to know more about how the program works. It is also a good way to start working with the staff of the CE program
  • Get priority preferences within your class (excluding shadowing) for each rotation you are an active DCA

Recruitment Committee

The Recruitment Committee application is closed. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Osanna Tosunyan at [email protected].  

The Recruitment Committee is made up of Care Extenders who help recruit new applicants for the CE program by promoting the program at various schools and publicizing on variety of platforms. The work that you do in this committee will be essential to the quality of the program, since you will be the ones ensuring that the CE program gets a diverse and excellent group of fresh recruits. Some of the ways committee members promote the program include emailing professors, visiting their school’s career center, making announcements in classrooms and at club meetings, advertising at career fairs and handing out flyers. Keep in mind that the time committed to the Recruitment Committee is extra time on top of your own volunteering shifts.

Committee members must:

  • Complete a total of 6 classroom announcements per rotation
  • Pass out flyers for 3 hours every rotation
  • Attend 2 mandatory meetings
  • Commit for 2 rotations

Benefits to being part of the Recruitment Committee include:

  • Qualify for a Letter of Recommendation if you remain in good standing in the committee for two or more rotations
  • Extra hours. You will receive 4 merit hours per extra announcement after you’ve completed your requirements.
  • Become more involved in the CE Program. This committee is a good way to know more about how the program works. It is also a good way to start working with the staff of the CE program
  • Get priority preferences within your class (excluding LKC) for each rotation you are an active member of the Recruitment Committee

Admissions Training Committee

The Admissions Training Committee application is now open.  If you have any questions or concerns, please email Moryel Yashar at [email protected]

The responsibilities of the Admissions-Training Committee (ATC) are to serve as readers for ATC committee applications, help facilitate the interview process, and to assist with Training Day. During interviews, ATC members are responsible for checking applicants in, taking photos, crowd control, presenting our health requirements, and answering applicants' questions. While ATC members do not directly interview the applicants, there are numerous opportunities to learn about the interview process and interact with the program staff. Additionally, ATC members will work closely with the Training Coordinators to facilitate Training Day. These duties include meeting with the Training Coordinators to review Training Day responsibilities and assisting on Training Day.

Committee members must:

  • Complete a total of 8 hours between interview shifts (tentative)
  • Complete a total of 5 hours on Training Day
  • Commit for at least 2 rotations

Benefits to being part of the Admissions-Training Committee:

  • Qualify for a Letter of Recommendation if you remain in good standing in the committee for two or more rotations
  • You will receive double hours for all of the extra time that you put in
  • Become more involved in the CE Program. This committee is a good way to know more about how the program works. It is also a good way to start working with the staff of the CE program
  • Get priority preferences within your class (excluding LKC) for each rotation you are an active member of the Admissions Committee

Committee shifts cannot substitute department shifts, as committee shifts are an extra commitment on top of your normal Care Extender responsibilities.

Greeters Committee

The Greeters Committee application cycle is closed.  Please check back later during this rotation for more application information.

The overall goal of the Greeter Training Committee is to train the incoming Care Extenders to become better acquainted with the hospital. Since the hospitals continue to undergo renovations, this can become tricky for both the visitors, patients, staff, and new Care Extenders. By implementing ongoing training for the incoming Care Extenders each rotation, this allows for them to become more confident when escorting visitors and patients. The tours will consist of taking Greeters at your assigned hospitals to the most visited locations.

Committee members must:

  • Complete a total of 5 3-hour shifts for the first 4 weeks of a new rotation
  • Commit for 2 rotations
  • Attend a mandatory training session
  • During down time, continue to help escort

Shift Times:

  • 7:00am - 10:00am, 11:00am - 2:00pm, and 3:00pm - 6:00pm (RRH Greeters B/C, SMH Greeters A/B)
  • 3:00pm - 6:00pm, 6:00pm - 9:00pm (RRH Greeters A)
  • ***Limited number of shifts available during the weekend, most shifts need to be completed Monday-Friday***

Benefits to being part of the Greeters Committee include:

  • Qualify for a Letter of Recommendation if you remain in good standing in the committee for two or more rotations
  • In addition to receiving shift credit for the hours you complete during the 5 mandatory tours, you will receive double hours for all of the extra time that you put in
  • Become more involved in the CE Program. This committee is a good way to know more about how the program works. Also, it is a good way to start working with the staff of the CE Program
  • Get priority preferences within your class (excluding LKC) for each rotation you are an active member of the Greeters Committee