Other Healthcare Programs

For anyone who is interested in—or are pursuing degrees in—specific healthcare fields, there are a variety of volunteer opportunities that give you real-world exposure to your chosen career and, in some cases, credit hours toward your degree.

General Requirements
Adult volunteer helping a patient at Cedars-Sinai.

Healthcare student volunteers must be at least 18 years old and will need to do the following:

  • Submit application 
  • Be available for an in-person interview 
  • Attend general volunteer orientation 
  • Receive initial and annual health evaluations 
  • Purchase volunteer smock/jacket ($30)

Additional requirements are listed with each program below.

Healthcare Volunteer Programs

To inquire about availability for each program, please submit your résumé and statement of interest to the program supervisor listed.

Once you have been accepted by your program supervisor, you will be contacted by Volunteer Services to complete the application process, orientation and health screening.

The process can take up to 30 days from the time the application is submitted until all requirements are met and you are issued a Cedars-Sinai volunteer badge.

The Transforming Care at Bedside (TCAB) Volunteer Program can provide valuable, real-world experience. Volunteers learn what nurses and other healthcare professionals do in their daily work, and experience how it feels to interact with patients and families at the bedside.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of one 4-hour shift per week, between 5 a.m.–9 p.m., Monday–Sunday 
  • Minimum total of 100 hours
  • Get annual flu vaccine 
  • Wear all white when on duty
  • Attend TCAB orientations 

To Apply: Submit an applicationApplications are accepted year-round.

Please note, however, that there are specific onboarding times during the year. More information is provided during the in-person interview.

Volunteers provide clerical assistance as well as support services to the Community Outreach Assistance for Children's Health (COACH) mobile medical units. Activities may include reading to children and participating in health education activities at community sites.

Requirements: Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation to and from community sites.

To Apply: Email your résumé and statement of interest to jon.webber@cshs.org.

Volunteers will shadow genetic counselors in clinic and will review charts and update patient history under supervision.

Requirements: Applicants must be interested in a career in genetic counseling and complete a minimum of 50 volunteer hours over a 6-month period.

To Apply: Email résumé and statement of interest to groupsoccigeneticcounselors@cshs.org.

Volunteers assist with reference projects, data curating, circulation work, archival projects, collection development and other assigned projects. The program provides 120 hours of credit needed for graduation.

Requirements: Applicants must be enrolled in a Master of Library Science program.

To Apply: Email résumé and statement of interest to caroline.marshall@cshs.org.

Cedars-Sinai conducts a variety of projects aimed at improving clinical quality outcomes. Volunteers will assist in establishing actionable problem statements, collecting and analyzing data, working with members of clinical-care teams to uncover root causes, and helping create data measurement tools and tests of change for these root causes.

Requirements: Currently enrolled in a master's program.

To Apply: Email résumé and statement of interest to kathryn.gurvitz@cshs.org.

This volunteer opportunity is for anyone who require observation hours to apply for a graduate program in physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology. The program provides volunteers with a maximum of 20 hours.

Requirements: Applicants must be interested in pursuing a degree related to the fields listed above.

To Apply: Email résumé, statement of interest (including deadline for completion of hours) and a schedule of availability to mariacecilia.alpasan@cshs.org. The number of slots is limited.

This volunteer opportunity is for mental-health interns who wish to work with teens. Volunteer work includes talking with teens on a telephone helpline and serving in the field with teen outreach.

Requirements: Applicants must be mental-health interns seeking licensing hours.

To Apply: Email résumé and statement of interest to cheryl@teenline.org.

Have Questions or Need Help?

Contact the Volunteer Services team Monday through Friday by phone, or send us a message.

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Pacific time