Items Tagged ‘volunteer services’

Data Says a Lot

April 10, 2019

Data Says a Lot

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I’ve seen people who have been volunteering here for 10 and 12 years, and that says a lot about an organization and how it treats its volunteers,” says Sary Nguyen, an administrative intern in the volunteer office at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. “I don’t work with patients directly, but I manage all the volunteer […]

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Tags: hospital volunteer, National Volunteer Week, volunteer services


Birthday Cakes for Everyone

April 9, 2019

Birthday Cakes for Everyone

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“I like to see people smile,” says Margarita Espinoza, a volunteer at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “I started making these tiny cakes for patient’s birthdays. The cakes are a candle with a little light and I think it helps the patients feel good. The first time I made one it took 20 minutes, but […]

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Couple Caring in Child Life

April 7, 2019

Couple Caring in Child Life

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“If you have one good connection that lasts five minutes in a shift, it’s worth the three hours and rest of the week until you can come back again,” says Andrew Hersh, a child life volunteer at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. Also a volunteer, Syd Hersh adds, “We volunteer on the same day. I have […]

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Tags: child life, National Volunteer Week, pediatrics, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, volunteer services


Relaxation Through Sound

April 7, 2019

Relaxation Through Sound

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“I will place small Tibetan bowls on the patient’s bed and have meditation music in the background to change the energy in the room,” says Lahila Oppenheimer, a sound healer and volunteer at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica in the No One Dies Alone program. “The sound of the Tibetan bowls brings people into a […]

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Tags: featured, National Volunteer Week, Relaxation, sound therapy, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, volunteer services


Collaborations Bolster Growth of No One Dies Alone Program

June 7, 2016

Collaborations Bolster Growth of No One Dies Alone Program

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In 2014, UCLA’s departments of palliative care, spiritual care, social work and volunteer services worked together to create the No One Dies Alone (NODA) program. Two years after its launch, the program’s collaborative origins have served as the foundation of its continual growth and expansion. “The program’s collaborative elements have been the driving force behind […]

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Tags: No One Dies Alone program, NODA, palliative care, People-Animal Connection, social work, spiritual care, volunteer, volunteer services