Santa Monica Student Volunteers

The Volunteer Services Student Program is divided into three separate programs.

  • General Student Program (Year-Round) - Undergrad/Recent Graduate Students
  • General Student Program (Summer Only) - High School Students
  • Mattel Youth Ambassador (Virtual Only) - Mattel Youth Ambassadors 

*The minimum age to volunteer in any program is 16 years old. 

Available Opportunities

Once you are accepted into the program, you may choose to begin your volunteering rotation in one of the following critical areas: 

  • Wayfinding
  • Logistics: Patient Transport / Materials Management
  • Volunteer Office Floater
  • Hospitality Services
  • Creative Arts
  • Music at Bedside

What is the time commitment?

A minimum of 100 hours, volunteering from four to six hours a week. Volunteers will design a schedule that best fits their availability. 

Qualifications and Health Requirements

  • Minimum age 16 years old 
  • Agreement to volunteer for 100 hours
  • Proof of Varicella, MMR immunizations, QuantiFERON-TB Gold blood test and be fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19. Please click here for detailed information on health requirements.
  • Medical Clearance Form signed by a physician. 
  • Background check required for all applicants 18 years and older.
  • If you currently hold a non-immigrant VISA or VISA Waiver status, our office is only approved to process international students who are full-time matriculating UCLA Students on F-1 Visas issued by Dashew Center.
  • If you are unsure regarding your eligibility, please contact the Volunteer Office.

Applying to Volunteer

  1. All students must first sign up for a mandatory Information Session. 
  2. Applications will be sent via email only to those who attend the Information Session. Volunteer selection occurs after the Information Session. 
  3. Once accepted you will be required to submit paperwork and medical requirements. Click here to be directed to all the paperwork and immunizations that you are required to study and complete. Once everything is completed, you must attend a Student Orientation.

NOTE: Please do not mail or drop off application. Applications are ONLY accepted online.  

  1. Due to detailed onboarding procedures, all prospective volunteers should plan to visit the volunteer services office 2-3 times before volunteering.

** Due to the high interest of student volunteering for UCLA Health, we revised the student application and intake process. We no longer onboard high school students in the school year. High school students onboard in spring with expectation to complete 100 hours over the summer.


Volunteer Services is unable to provide free parking for student volunteers.

Volunteer Services Santa Monica Contact Information

Telephone (424) 259-8180

Fax (424) 259-8178

Upcoming Student Information Session(s)

2024-2025 College Student Information Session

Fall 2024 Information Session will take place in September. Date TBD.

All interested students must attend a mandatory Volunteer Information Session. Sign up link will be posted at the end of August for our upcoming session in September, from 3pm to 4:30pm. A Zoom Meeting Invite will be sent out via email once all slots have been filled. 

Note: Volunteers must be able to start in the Fall and continue through Winter of 2025.