If you're a high school student who is interested in a career in healthcare, the experience of volunteering at Cedars-Sinai is invaluable. It offers the opportunity to interact with patients and healthcare staff and is a rewarding way to learn firsthand how a large medical center operates. Starting March 1, 2023, teen volunteer opportunities will be available year-round and require a minimum of 100 hours.
What to Expect
You can choose either clinical (patient care) or clerical (administrative) volunteer assignments. As a student volunteer, your duties may include:
- Answering patient phone calls
- Delivering flowers and amenities
- Performing data entry and filing
- Assisting with meal trays
- Helping new patients get oriented
- Running errands for administrative staff
High school student volunteers must be 14–17 years old and enrolled in high school. You will also need to:
- Submit your application
- Upload valid proof of COVID-19 vaccination (digital record, PDF of card, etc.)
- Complete general volunteer orientation
- Receive initial and annual health evaluations
- Get annual flu vaccine
- Purchase volunteer jacket ($30)
- Wear the volunteer uniform
To participate in the student volunteer program, you must dedicate a certain number of hours each week. Most volunteer assignments are four hours per week and are scheduled for the same day and shift time every week.
Roles & Responsibilities
High school students do not perform research or assist medical personnel with procedures. If you wish to gain experience in medical research, please view the High School Students in Research Program.
How to Apply
Applications are accepted year-round. Application processing can take up to one month. Please plan accordingly. For example, if you are ready to begin your volunteer role on June 15, please plan on applying on May 15.
Have Questions or Need Help?
Contact the Volunteer Services team Monday through Friday by phone, or send us a message.