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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 [...]

By uclahealth • April 12, 2019

“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 [...]

By uclahealth • April 7, 2019

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 [...]

By UCLA50Plus • November 8, 2018

“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 [...]

By uclahealth • October 22, 2018

"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 [...]

By uclahealth • August 7, 2017

I was the picture of health, and I stopped off at a store to browse. I completely fainted.

By uclahealth • December 5, 2016

As the election season recedes and the holidays approach, this may be the perfect time to decompress and reflect within about ourselves and our nation. For me, the process starts with taking a fresh look at the candidates’ slogans.  Whether it’s “Make America Great Again” or “Stronger Together,” the [...]

By • November 29, 2016

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE23V3N6VkI Scott Yonkouski, Patient Liaison Volunteer, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Scott Yonkouski was so appreciative of the brain-tumor care he received, that he signed up to be a volunteer in the same department he was treated. What sparked your interest in volunteer work at UCLA Health? In April [...]

By uclahealth • May 24, 2016

Volunteer Shannon Allbright leads the weekly sewing circle in the Chase Child Life department at Mattel Children’s Hospital. The circle is just one of the activities designed to help parents of patients de-stress. Here, a group of parents are joined by KCBS reporter Lisa Sigell, who [...]

By • May 13, 2016