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, fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and will need to do the following:

  • Submit application
  • Upload proof of COVID-19 vaccine
  • Be available for a virtual interview 
  • Attend general volunteer orientation
  • Complete initial background check
  • 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.

Successful applicants must complete online orientation, background check, health evaluation and have flu and COVID-19 inoculations. Volunteer Services programs are subject to change based on the status of the current COVID-19 pandemic, to protect the health and safety of our volunteers, patients and staff.

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 white or black scrubs when on duty
  • Attend TCAB orientations 

To apply: Submit Application Here

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

The goal of Community Health Improvement is to build capacity for individuals to care for themselves by providing health education, health screenings and vaccinations. Volunteers will have the opportunity to gain experience in each of these areas by assisting with pop-up vaccination clinics, providing health education to community members, planning, and assisting the program’s clinical staff with Cedars-Sinai health fairs.

Requirements

  • Applicants must be interested in pursuing a career or subspecialty in public health, community health and/or providing healthcare education.
  • Applicants must be able to volunteer during standard business hours (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m-5 p.m) and occasionally on weekends, as needed.
  • Applicants must be able to dedicate a minimum of 50 hours over a two- to three-month period, with a minimum of one four-hour shift per week.
  • Applicants must have access to a computer with video capability.

For informational requests only: Please email the volunteer program coordinator at melissa.mandujano@cshs.org with any questions regarding the program.

To apply: Send your resume and statement of interest to melissa.mandujano@cshs.org and use “CHI Volunteer Program” as the subject of the email.  

After completing 100 hours of in-person volunteer work at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, you will be eligible for a genetic counseling internship. Volunteers will shadow genetic counselors in clinic, either remotely or in person, and assist with clerical duties such as updating patient family history, scanning and obtaining records, making patient reminder calls and other assigned projects.

Requirements: 

  • To be eligible to apply to this program, you must have completed 100 hours of volunteering in a regular adult volunteer program at the main Cedars-Sinai campus within the past two years. If you are not a current volunteer, please click here to submit an application.
  • Applicants must be interested in a career in genetic counseling and planning to apply to genetic counseling programs in the near future. 
  • Able to volunteer during standard business hours (M-F, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • Able to dedicate a minimum of 50 hours over a 2-3 month period with a minimum of one 4-hour shift per week.

To Apply: Email resume, statement of interest (including plans for graduate level studies in genetic counseling), and schedule of availability to groupsoccigeneticcounselors@cshs.org

After completing 100 hours of in-person volunteer work at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, you will be eligible for a genetic counseling internship. This will provide experience by shadowing the genetic counselor remotely. During the internship, you will additionally assist with clinical research tasks under supervision, such as data entry and informed consent digitizing. In-person and remote options for the clinical research tasks will be available.

Requirements:

  • To be eligible to apply to this program, you must have completed 100 hours of volunteering in a regular adult volunteer program at the main Cedars-Sinai campus within the past two years. If you are not a current volunteer, please click here to submit an application.
  • Applicants must be interested in a career in genetic counseling and planning to apply to genetic counseling programs in the future.
  • During internship portion, must be able to volunteer up to two hours per week in addition to shadowing, for a minimum of three months. Timing of this will be flexible.
  • Availability in a private space Friday afternoons for remote shadowing (1-5 p.m. PT). Specific start and end times are flexible; you do not need to be available for entire clinic.
  • Access to a computer with video capability.

To Apply: Email resume, statement of interest (including plans for graduate level studies in genetic counseling), and schedule of availability with “Attn: GC Internship” in subject line to: neurology@cshs.org.

For Informational Interview Requests Only: Please email tara.jones@cshs.org with your current level of interest in genetic counseling and best days/times for a 30-minute video call.

After completing 100 hours of in-person volunteer work at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, you will be eligible to apply to this volunteer program. 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

  • To be eligible to apply to this program, you must have completed 100 hours of volunteering in a regular adult volunteer program at the main Cedars-Sinai campus within the past two years. If you are not a current volunteer, please click here to submit an application.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a master of library science program.

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

After completing 100 hours of in-person volunteer work at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, you will be eligible to apply to this volunteer program. This opportunity is for anyone who requires 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

  • To be eligible to apply to this program, you must have completed 100 hours of volunteering in a regular adult volunteer program at the main Cedars-Sinai campus within the past two years. If you are not a current volunteer, please click here to submit an application.
  • Applicants must be interested in pursuing a degree related to the fields of physical medicine and rehabilitation.

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@teenlineonline.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.–4:30 p.m., Pacific time