Volunteer

A new — and free — greeting card service gives patients’ loved ones another way to show how much they care. Users can go online and browse cards by category, customize the message and choose to have the greeting card either emailed or printed and hand-delivered to the patient. [...]

By uclahealth • December 3, 2019

Beautiful Santa Monica weather provided the perfect backdrop for the 20th annual ‘Party on the Pier’. The event attracted more than 2,000 attendees this year, generating close to $1-million in contributions. Proceeds from the event will help provide unrestricted funding to launch high-priority programs that benefit children treated at UCLA Mattel [...]

By uclahealth • November 25, 2019

“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 [...]

By uclahealth • September 19, 2019

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 [...]

By uclahealth • August 28, 2019

“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

By uclahealth • August 19, 2019

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 [...]

By uclahealth • August 6, 2019

“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 [...]

By uclahealth • May 13, 2019

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 [...]

By UCLA50Plus • May 8, 2019

“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 [...]

By uclahealth • April 30, 2019

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, [...]

By uclahealth • April 15, 2019