LLU Volunteer Services

Volunteer in our Hospital

Each year, compassionate people like you volunteer their time and talents in various areas of our hospital. Loma Linda University enthusiastically welcomes individuals of all backgrounds and abilities to volunteer their services.   By volunteering you can enrich your life while you touch the lives of others by sharing your time, talents and energy.

General Requirements for Hospital Volunteers


Applicants must:

  • be at least 14 years of age (see program listing for specific age requirements)
  • have a valid U.S. social security number (if over 18 years of age)
  • be able to commit to 100 hours of service
  • be in good physical and mental health
  • be able to communicate effectively in English (second language skills are a plus)

*Unfortunately, we are not able to accept court-ordered community service.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities fall into two main categories:

Direct Patient Contact*

Opportunities with patients include assisting in:              

  • Patient care units
  • Outpatient services
  • Emergency Department 
  • Child Life Activity Rooms

Little or No Patient Contact

Opportunities with little or no patient contact include:    

  • Information Desk/Escort
  • Gift Shop
  • Office Assistant
  • Music Connection

 *Volunteers provide services that are strictly comforting in nature.
Volunteers are not provided with the opportunity to shadow nurses, MD's,
clinicians, take vital signs, or observe procedures.

 Find out more about our Volunteer Opportunities HERE

Volunteer Commitment

Comprehensive testing, training, and orientations are provided for each volunteer at our hospital.  As a result,
we ask that each volunteer commit to completing 100 hours of service, preferably within one year.

Please be patient with us…Evening and weekend volunteer shifts are the most popular.  As a result, receiving
an assignment during these highly requested times may take longer. In addition, some of our more popular
programs may have a waiting list.   

Find out more about the process of becoming a volunteer HERE.

Additional Information

For additional information, please contact:

Volunteer Services

Medical Center - 909.558.4654
Children's Hospital - 909.558.8022