Items Tagged ‘volunteer’

Summer program introduces teens to health care career opportunities

August 6, 2019

Summer program introduces teens to health care career opportunities

By uclahealth uclahealth

Close to 50 high school students from the greater Los Angeles area took part in two weeklong summer programs designed to introduce them to various careers in healthcare. “We created the Pre-Med Summer Scholar Program in response to numerous requests from our teen volunteers who wanted more exposure to health care employment opportunities,” says Regina […]

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Tags: CASIT, Dr. Areti Tillou, featured, Pre-Med Summer Scholar Program, UCLA Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology, volunteer


Always Welcome at UCLA

July 9, 2019

Always Welcome at UCLA

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“This is not about us trying to get people to come into the hospital because we want their money. It’s about showing that we actually care,” says Yadira Zuniga, a PRIDE volunteer who works in the patient communication center for Urology and Gynecology at UCLA Health. “You don’t have to be gay to come to […]

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Tags: community engagement, featured, gynecology, LGBTQ, LGBTQ community, Pride parade, UCLA Gender Health, urology, volunteer


Be Yourself, We Accept U

July 8, 2019

Be Yourself, We Accept U

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“We are celebrating the choice of anybody can love whoever they want to love,” says Sharon Reyes, a volunteer from UCLA Health who works in the department of dermatology at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. “We are at PRIDE, celebrating love. It’s really important that UCLA Health be at PRIDE because it lets people know […]

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Tags: community engagement, dermatology, featured, LGBTQ, LGBTQ community, Pride parade, UCLA Gender Health, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, volunteer


Support at Work

July 6, 2019

Support at Work

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“It’s a great thing for people to come out and just be able to be themselves,” says Michael Hernandez, a volunteer from UCLA Health who works for the OB/GYN and neurology units. “As an openly gay Latino man, I love being part of PRIDE because I know for some people it’s still a struggle coming […]

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Tags: community engagement, featured, LGBTQ, LGBTQ community, neurology, OB/GYN, Pride, Pride parade, UCLA Gender Health, volunteer


Presence for the Patients

July 5, 2019

Presence for the Patients

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“You can feel the energy; there are so many people to spread the love to and support,” says Ashley Hagelstein, a UCLA Health employee who volunteered at the UCLA Health booth during the PRIDE Parade. “We’re giving out free gifts for people who spin the wheel. They can get fans, stickers, we have little hankies […]

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Tags: community engagement, featured, LGBTQ, LGBTQ community, Pride, Pride parade, UCLA Gender Health, volunteer


Encouraging Normalcy

April 12, 2019

Encouraging Normalcy

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“Twenty years ago my wife had cancer and was treated here. I decided at some point I would come back and be of assistance to the patients,” says Peter Berman, a volunteer for the past four years at the UCLA Health Boyer Oncology Center. “I saw a lot of individuals come in alone to get […]

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Tags: National Volunteering Week, oncology, UCLA Boyer Oncology Center, volunteer, volunteering services


Transporting Happiness

April 7, 2019

Transporting Happiness

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“Volunteering is something that is really rewarding and is a great experience,” says Jason Thai, a pre-med student who volunteers at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “I volunteer in patient transport. Usually, I get a page or a call and help the patients go wherever they need. It’s important because this is a large hospital, […]

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Tags: featured, hospital volunteer, National Volunteer Week, patient transport, volunteer


November 8, 2018

Volunteer, keep busy and take naps!

By UCLA50Plus UCLA50Plus

With 25 years of volunteering under his belt, 93-year-old Norm Serra calls himself a “professional volunteer” – and understandably so.  Two days a week, he volunteers for different UCLA Health departments, including its Spiritual Care office and UCLA Health 50-Plus program.  On other days, you will find him delivering for Meals-on-Wheels or at the Corpus […]

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Tags: spiritual care, UCLA Health 50-Plus, volunteer


October 22, 2018

It’s Not Their Illness, It’s Their Life

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“Jo Sue has written hundreds of biographies since she started the program,” says Carey McCarthy, not pictured, as she honored Jo Sue Whisler, a Living History Program volunteer in the hematology and oncology unit at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, for her outstanding service and dedication during the annual Auxiliary Awards Luncheon. Carey continues, “In […]

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Tags: Auxiliary Awards Luncheon, hematology and oncology, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Health volunteers, volunteer


Pierre for patients

August 7, 2017

Pierre for patients

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“My dad’s a pediatrician and my mom is a physical therapist, so I grew up in hospitals,” says Matt Elias, who has been volunteering with his 2-year-old French bulldog, Pierre, at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for the past year as part of the UCLA People-Animal Connection program. “When I got Pierre, I realized I […]

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Tags: featured, patients, pediatrician, pet therapy, physical therapist, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, staff, therapy dogs, UCLA People-Animal Connection, UCLA Volunteer, US News, volunteer