While physicians and nursing staff tend to the direct medical needs of their patients, Volunteer Services complements this care by offering supportive comfort services to patients, family, and staff members—enhancing the patient experience.
The purpose of the Young Philanthropist program is for students to contribute to the overall well-being of our patients, while also providing exposure to the healthcare industry. Ideally, we would like our student applicants to find creative solutions to either indirectly motivate patients, directly engage with the patients’ families, and/or show appreciation to the nursing and caregiver staff who work tirelessly for our patients.
Approved projects would be assessed by Volunteer Services and guidance to appropriate resources will be given as needed.
Potential projects may include, but are definitely not limited to:
Be creative and have fun with it!
All projects must meet safety and infection control guidelines for the hospital and be pre-approved by Volunteer Services.
Please note that due to strict infection control guidelines, students cannot perform activities or workshops directly on the patient units. If this is where your interests lie, we suggest supporting one of our patient services, offering a family workshop or activity, or long-term volunteering. Information can be accessed at www.uclahealth.org/volunteer.
For more information on the Young Philanthropist program, please call (310) 267-8185, or to submit an application, please click here. Completed applications may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.