UCLA Health Volunteen Summer Program

Thank you for your interest in The UCLA Health Volunteen Summer Program. 

If you're interested in alternative hybrid volunteer summer high school programs, please visit our Pre-Med Summer Scholar or Mattel Youth Ambassador website for additional information. 

Available Opportunities

Once you are accepted into the program, as a Volunteen, you may begin your volunteering in the following critical area:

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 to see all areas of the hospital and get clinical exposure. Shifts are available seven days a week.


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.


Volunteers help deliver patient mail and newspapers. 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).

What is the time commitment?

A minimum of 50 hours. Volunteers will design a schedule that best fits his or her availability.

Qualification and Health Requirements

  • Minimum age 16 years old 
  • Agreement to volunteer 50 hours
  • Proof of Varicella, MMR, TB  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)
  • 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

Applying to the Summer Volunteen Program

*Please plan and anticipate visiting the medical center at least 2 times prior to volunteering*

Step 1: Sign-up for a MANDATORY Information Session. A zoom link will be sent out to those who sign-up.

Step 2: Applications will be emailed to those who attend a MANDATORY Information Session. (Please do not share application link with anyone, it will not be accepted).

Step 3: Gather all required forms, documents and proof of immunizations. (Discussed at Information Session).

Step 4:  Attend MANDATORY In-Person Student Orientation.

Step 5: Complete 50 volunteer hours by August 31. 

If you cannot attend the Information Session or attend the Orientation, please reconsider volunteering. *Dates are not interchangeable. 

Summer Information Session and Orientation date for 2023

Zoom Information Session

April 4, 2023, Sign-up will be posted on 3/8/2023

In-Person Orientation

June 21, 2023

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

Volunteer Requirements

Our policy for maintaining volunteer status stands as such: Inactivity for three months (or 90 days) will automatically deactivate your status. You must re-apply to join the program again. This policy applies to both year-round and summer-only volunteers.

Parking: Please note that we are unable to provide free parking for student volunteers.