volunteer services

The first year of the Mattel Youth Ambassadors Program, which gives high schools students exposure to medical careers, leadership and fundraising skills concludes in May 2021 with a virtual award ceremony.

By Jocelyn Apodaca Schlossberg • March 23, 2021
“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 [...]
By uclahealth • April 10, 2019
“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 [...]
By uclahealth • April 9, 2019
“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 [...]
By uclahealth • April 7, 2019
“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 [...]
By uclahealth • April 7, 2019
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. [...]
By uclahealth • June 7, 2016