NCUHS Volunteers

Non-Clinical UCLA Health Sciences (NCUHS) Volunteer Program

The Non-Clinical UCLA Health Sciences (NCUHS) Volunteer Program is distinct and separate from the hospital-based volunteer program.  

The Non-Clinical UCLA Health Sciences (NCUHS) Volunteer Program provides the on-boarding and clearances for invited students and other eligible individuals to participate in non-clinical research/laboratory projects, administrative projects, and/or educational endeavored volunteer programs. Invitation and eligibility into the program is at the discretion of these departments and the UCLA Health Sciences Volunteer Office. Priority will be given to UCLA undergraduates.

Research volunteer opportunities are geared towards undergraduate students as a learning opportunity, and for an introductory research experience, as well as to supplement their pre-health curriculum on the Health Sciences campus under the close supervision of our faculty and staff.

Please note, we do not recruit for the health sciences volunteer programs, and students must be invited by a faculty member or an approved staff sponsor to participate.

Non-Clinical UCLA Health Sciences registered Volunteers are required to remain within the locations according to their approved scope of duties.

Please review the Volunteer Eligibility Requirements before proceeding with the clearance process. 


  • "Non-Clinical Activities"activities that will NOT involve ANY of the following:
    • Patient or human research subject contact/interaction
    • Access to or handle any identifiable/clinical/medical information
    • Perform any duties involving activity within clinical settings and areas (i.e. hospital, clinics, waiting rooms, etc.)

To Get Started

APPLICANTS: You must be officially invited by the inviting supervisor (UCLA Health Sciences Staff/Faculty) and receive an Opportunity Link via email to sign up for their Volunteer Assignment. (Click here for an example of an Opportunity Link)

  • Before Proceeding, please check for volunteer status eligibility
  • New NCUHS Volunteer Applicants: You will be prompted to complete the Prescreening and On-Boarding process.
  • Existing NCUHS Volunteers: You will be prompted to update your information to ensure eligibility and complete any missing On-Boarding requirements before the CUHS Program Coordinator can approve and place you with the supervisor’s assignment.

INVITING SUPERVISORS: Must be a UCLA Health Sciences Employee (may not be an undergraduate student worker or contractor/contingent worker).

  • Before Proceeding, please read the Volunteer Guidelines. 
  • Please click here for instructions (via UCLA Health Box). (Click here for an example of what an Opportunity Link would entail)
    • Please use your Mednet Login to access the document, if you are unable to access this, please contact our staff ([email protected]). 
    • During the summer and beginning of the academic quarter, we receive higher than usual volunteer requests. Thank you for your patience as we review them and get back to you as soon as we can.

What to Expect

  • Applicants may preview the Non-Clinical UCLA Health Sciences Volunteer Requirements to help expedite the process and prepare for the On-Boarding Process. 
  • Once your supervisor's Opportunity form is approved, you (applicant) will receive a link to the Opportunity which you must "sign up" to apply for On-Boarding to start. Please see How to Manual Here
  • Turnaround time from On Boarding to Final Session is typically 1-2 weeks (with no delays from background checks, other clearance items, and/or other approvals).
  • The Sign-Up for an On-Boarding Follow-Up will not be available until all of the requirements are completed and verified by our coordinators.
  • After the On-Boarding Follow-Up, you are required to complete the Orientation Quiz to finalize the clearance process.

For any additional questions NOT listed in our FAQs, please contact the UCLA Health Sciences Volunteer Office.