Anybody can volunteer. Volunteers are caring people just like you and me who want to enrich lives--their own and those of the people they touch. Never has there been such a need for caring as there is today.Do I need certain skills to be a volunteer?
Volunteering takes somebody with your special skills. We need mothers, fathers, students, the disabled, retirees, people changing careers, and people who work in other fields but have a commitment to their communities and wish to help. While most volunteers are individuals, organized groups can volunteer as well. Our volunteers begin at age 14 and go beyond 80 years of age. We only require three special qualities: caring hearts, the goodwill to help others, and the unselfish realization that by volunteering you are also helping yourself.
It takes individuals like you, or entire groups, who are dedicated to personal giving, the rewards of service, and the satisfaction of caring for the human community. In short, it takes that somebody special that lives within all of us.
[Top]When are volunteers needed?
Loma Linda University Medical Center volunteer services needs caring people like you seven days a week. There is no minimum amount of volunteer time. You may volunteer a few hours per week, per month, full-time, or seasonally. We offer flexible morning, afternoon, or evening hours that can turn hospital stays into friendships, medical treatment into healing, and human service into actualization.What type of volunteer work is needed?
Placing you as a volunteer is an interaction of hospital needs, your desires, and what positions are available. There are many types of volunteer programs available.
You will be working alongside health-care professionals in the hospital or in outpatient clinics. Trained personnel will orient, educate, and train you in helping others -- preparation for the important service of volunteering. Whether you like working directly with patients or prefer helping in other aspects, together we can help find what is best for you.
[Top]The gift of volunteering
Many feelings of satisfaction come from volunteering in the exciting field of health-care: the smile of a patient, an appreciative hug from his/her family, the inner glow of knowing you've done something for someone who needs you. Volunteering can also produce other significant benefits:
Call Loma Linda University Medical Center volunteer services today at (909) 558-4654.
Daytime and evening volunteer information /orientation sessions are available. These sessions include a detailed look at our volunteer opportunities. Simply call us at (909) 558-4654 to sign up for an orientation session. Our hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Following the general orientation, you will be invited to return for a personal interview during which your interests and talents are matched with a mutually acceptable volunteer program.
[Top]Loma Linda University Medical Center
Loma Linda University Medical Center was established in 1905 to provide the highest level of professional and spiritual care to its community. The Medical Center's motto, "To Make Man Whole," expresses an emphasis on the social and spiritual aspects of the patient and family, as well as their physical needs. Over 300 distinct medical services are offered by the Medical Center, providing care for thousands of inpatients and outpatients annually. Each patient is given personalized and highly skilled care by our dedicated health-care professionals. In addition to a capacity of over 750 beds, the Medical Center houses research, clinic, and teaching facilities.For more information, please contact:
Loma Linda University Medical Center
11234 Anderson Street, Room 1191
P.O. Box 2000
Loma Linda, California 92354