Available Opportunities

Wayfinding

Wayfinders are student ambassadors. Wayfinders are stationed at hospital entrances and greet each visitor/patient along with providing wheelchair and escort assistance. Wayfinders must be friendly, proactive, and have good communication and customer service skills. 2-hour shifts are available Monday-Friday between 8:00am - 4:00pm. Due to the standing nature of this position, 4 hours will be rewarded for 2 hours of Wayfinding service.

Patient Transport

Patient Transport assists in the Patient Transport office at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. They are responsible for discharging patients, assisting in transfers, and helping the patient transport staff. This is a great opportunity for students who would like to see all areas of the hospital and get clinical exposure. Shifts are available seven days a week.

Floater

Volunteers help deliver patient mail and newspapers and assist with clerical needs of the hospital. The assignments can change each shift depending on needs of department . Volunteers are assigned to the Volunteer Office for one, four-hour shift per week between 9:00 am - 4:00 am on Monday through Friday (weekends are not available).

You must complete 50 hours in the selected department before you rotate to another approved department.

What is the time commitment?

A minimum of 100 hours, volunteering four hours a week. Volunteers will design a schedule that best fits his or her availability.

Qualifications and Health Requirements

  • Minimum age 16 years old.
  • Agreement to volunteer for 100 hours; commitment of four hours per week.
  • Proof of Varicella, MMR, QuantiFERON-TB GOLD blood test and be fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19. Please click here for detailed information on health requirements.
  • A valid, government-issued photo ID (driver's license, state ID, passport, military ID
  • Visa Status: Policies regarding non-immigrant visa holders wishing to volunteer are under review at this time. Currently, Volunteer Services is only able to process full-time UCLA matriculating students on F1 Visas.

Applying to the General Student Volunteer Program

Step 1: Sign-up for a MANDATORY Zoom Information Session.

Step 2: Applications will be emailed after the MANDATORY Information Session. Only those who attend the MANDATORY Information Session will receive an application. Complete online application (Please do not mail or drop-off application. It will not be accepted.)

Step 3: After Information Session, complete MANDATORY background check (discussed at Information Session)

Step 4: Complete and upload all required training modules and medical requirements by a certain date (discussed at Information Session).

Step 5:  Attend MANDATORY Student Orientation.

Information Session and Orientation dates for College Students 2022-2023

Zoom Information Sessions In- Person Orientations
Fall 2022August 4, 2022 sign-up is FULL Fall 2022FULL
Winter 2023November 17, 2022 sign-up FULL Winter 2023- January 19, 2023 FULL
Spring 2023February 2, 2023 sign up will be available 1/11/23 Spring 2023- April 5, 2023
Summer 2023- April 4, 2023 sign-up will be available March 8, 2023 Summer 2023- June 21, 2023

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Volunteer Requirements

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