Volunteer

Dog Days at UCLA

September 19, 2019

Dog Days at UCLA

By uclahealth uclahealth

“This program is invaluable and has literally changed my life,” expresses Ellen Morrow, a People-Animal Connection Volunteer. “I know that sounds corny, but I’ve seen miracles. I started volunteering in 2006 and it’s such a gift and a privilege to bring my dogs in. Once per month we even have a pet visit station where […]

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Tags: featured, People-Animal Connection


Appointments and Treatments of a Different Kind for Patients and Families at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital

August 28, 2019

Appointments and Treatments of a Different Kind for Patients and Families at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital

By uclahealth uclahealth

UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital patients were treated to a grand-slam spa experience in the first-ever BeYOUtiful Day, hosted by the BeYOUtiful Foundation. Our patients and their families received a number of spa services including haircuts, hair stylings, wig-fittings, nail services, make-up, and more. The five-star experiences were executed by celebrity stylists – including star athletes from […]

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Tags: dodgers, featured, pediatrics, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Seeing the Future

August 19, 2019

Seeing the Future

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Today we’re training all the new department coordinators, or the new volunteers coming in who are hoping to have a bigger position in the Care Extender Program,” says Cheryl Huynh, a volunteer at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “I have an appreciation for all the new staff, our supervisors, our directors, and our managers. You […]

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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


May 13, 2019

Mini Horse Surprise

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I thought we were just going for a walk and he surprised me with this mini horse,” says Teresa Do, a first-time mother at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “I’m at UCLA Health because I just gave birth to a baby girl five days ago and she’s in the neonatal intensive care unit. It’s kind […]

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Tags: Blue Moon, featured, neonatal intensive care unit, NICU, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA PAC, UCLA People-Animal Connection


Volunteer, Love People and Share Your Story

May 8, 2019

Volunteer, Love People and Share Your Story

By UCLA50Plus UCLA50Plus

Meet John “JJ” Goldrick, who volunteers at the information desk at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. JJ, 72, volunteers three days a week, and has been doing so since 2013. He is also a member of the hospital’s patient-family advisory council, an ambassador for the American Red Cross-Santa Monica Bay chapter and an active member […]

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Tags: 50 plus program, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


Nursing Knowledge

April 30, 2019

Nursing Knowledge

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Nursing has been my dream job ever since I was a kid,” says Casey Kennedy, a nursing volunteer at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “We help out the nurses and assist the care partners with the patientsand stuff around the floor. The care partners and nurses teach me their ways of doing things. They explain […]

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Tags: featured, nursing volunteer, UCLA Nursing, UCLA Volunteer, volunteering services


New Volunteer Services program celebrates patient birthdays

April 15, 2019

New Volunteer Services program celebrates patient birthdays

By uclahealth uclahealth

UCLA Health Volunteer Services has launched a new birthday program to help brighten the day for patients who would probably prefer to be spending their birthdays somewhere else. For adult patients who consent to be recognized on their birthdays, Volunteer Services arranges for a musician or student singers to perform the Happy Birthday song. They also deliver a […]

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Tags: birthday program, People-Animal Connection


Encouraging Normalcy

April 12, 2019

Encouraging Normalcy

By uclahealth uclahealth

“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


Volunteering for U: 40 Years and Counting

April 11, 2019

Volunteering for U: 40 Years and Counting

By nickcarranza nickcarranza

“Volunteering here was life-changing for me,” says Jan Garber, who volunteered at UCLA Health 40 years ago. “I volunteered when I was 17 with a brand new program, Child Activity. It was a new concept in hospitalization for children. I now volunteer in the Child Life Program. I don’t remember as many long-term patients from […]

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Tags: featured, pediatrics, UCLA Health Volunteer