Handmade Blankets Bring Extra Comfort to Hospice Patients

A group of volunteers, many of whom are current and retired employees, meet weekly to hand-make love blankets to comfort Cedars-Sinai hospice patients.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Oct 25, 2019


Faces of Cedars-Sinai: Mealtime Mates Volunteer Sheila Harrison

Meet Sheila Harrison! A retired nursing communications assistant who now volunteers with the Cedars-Sinai Mealtime Mates program to bring some friendly company to patients at mealtime.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Aug 21, 2019


Meet POOCH Volunteer Team Dodger and Julie

"It's meant so much to us to be able to be here for these patients."

Cedars-Sinai Blog / May 05, 2019


Faces of Cedars-Sinai: Volunteer Roslyn "Roz" Fox

After a 21-year career in an office, Roslyn "Roz" Fox started a new job—volunteering at Cedars-Sinai.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Apr 03, 2019

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Road Test

The Cedars-Sinai Pre-Healthcare Volunteer Program is designed for undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students who are considering becoming physicians. Students shadow physician mentors in a host of healthcare settings and walk away with...

Discoveries / Feb 19, 2019


Faces of Cedars-Sinai: Volunteer Emma Friedenberg

Emma Friedenberg, long-time volunteer at Cedars-Sinai, will be attending UCLA in the fall as a neuroscience major on the pre-med track. Learn more about her.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Aug 20, 2018


Meet POOCH Volunteer Team Madison and Diane

Meet Cedars-Sinai POOCH volunteers Diane and her Miniature Goldendoodle Madison, a dedicated team that brings love and comfort to patients, visitors, and staff at Cedars-Sinai.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Apr 09, 2018


Meet POOCH Volunteer Team Oso & Dr. Thomas Kremen

POOCH volunteer Oso enjoys showing off by balancing treats on her nose and loves going to the beach and riding in the car.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Mar 21, 2018


Former NICU Baby Now Builds Career in Neonatology

"I want to save babies the way the doctors at Cedars-Sinai saved me."

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Feb 20, 2018


Meet POOCH Volunteers Max and Mark

Max, the 8-pound toy poodle, is making a big difference to patients at Cedars-Sinai. Learn more about the POOCH program and Max's journey as a therapy dog.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jan 18, 2018


Teen Volunteers Spread Thanksgiving Well-Wishes

Teen volunteers at Cedars-Sinai spend weeks crafting special holiday well-wishes for patients away from their families.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Nov 19, 2017


Teens Trade Summer Vacation for Volunteer Program

Started over 30 years ago, Cedars-Sinai's Teen Volunteer Program attracted more than 450 kids this summer.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Aug 27, 2017


Kindertransport Saved This Volunteer from Nazi Germany

Ruth was 10 years old when she and her sisters boarded a train out of Nazi Germany in 1939.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Apr 23, 2017


From Liver Transplant Recipient to Transplant Ambassador

Once a liver transplant recipient at Cedars-Sinai, Yvonne Dove is now an advocate for other patients suffering from cancer of the liver.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Apr 04, 2017


Use Recovery Time to Nurture Creativity

Rick Penn-Kraus, Cedars-Sinai patient and volunteer, shares his unique perspective on using recovery time to discover creative outlets.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Mar 27, 2017