Available Opportunities


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. Volunteers hours are from Monday-Sunday anytime between 8 am to 8 pm. 


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.
  • Must be a college/university student. 
  • 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.
    • Proof of 2 dose vaccination of Pfizer or Moderna with 1 subsequent boosters OR
    • Proof of 1 dose vaccination of Johnson & Johnson with 1 subsequent booster OR
    • Proof of 1 bivalent booster OR 
    • Sign the COVID declination addendum
  • 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.
  • If you are unsure regarding your eligibility, please contact the Volunteer Office at [email protected].

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  In-Person Student Orientation.

Information Session and Orientation dates for College Students 2024-2025

Zoom Information Sessions In- Person Orientations

Spring 2024- The Spring Registration is CLOSED. 


Please email [email protected] if you have any questions. 



Spring 2024- IN PERSON ONLY

Session #1- April 25


Session #2- April 26 

Summer 2024 -   We only recruit high school students for the Summer.   

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.  

 Not recruiting for Summer

Fall 2024 -   Please check our website for the pre-registration link come early June.  

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.  



Session #1- TBD


Session #2 - TBD

Paperwork and Medical Requirements

Click here to be directed to all the paperwork and immunizations that you are required to study and complete.

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