The UCLA Department of Nursing Volunteer Program provides pre-nursing students, nursing students, and community members, opportunities to be trained to assist medical center patients and staff. For students, this is a great opportunity to be exposed to the hospital environment and to healthcare from a clinical perspective.
When you choose to volunteer with the nursing department, you are choosing to show how much U care about others. For many patients, young and old, being in the hospital can be a very overwhelming experience. As a volunteer, U can make a difference. Nursing Volunteers will provide companionship to patients, help greet patients and visitors in the units, and assist nursing staff. Volunteers will also have an opportunity to participate in both patient care activities and non-nursing duties. Your presence helps promote a culture of safety and helps provide patients with feelings of comfort and security during their time in the hospital.
The application is now open for our new cohort of volunteers. The new cohort will start in October 2019.
Go to the Application Process section to apply.
We are looking for people interested in a healthcare career; pre-nursing and nursing students, and community members especially retired RNs, LVNs, and CNAs. Must be 18 years or older.
A minimum of one year commitment and 200 hours, at least 4 hours a week. Working with the Clinical Manager, each volunteer will design a schedule that best fits his or her availability and department needs.
Please visit our FAQ page.
For more information contact Khanh Luu, RN, MSN, CPN, Program Manager at (310) 267-9858 or Michelle Tolentino, RN, MSN, Director at (310) 267-9087 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nursing Volunteer Program
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Department of Nursing Administration
757 Westwood Plaza, Suite B790
Los Angeles, CA 90095