Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children's Hospital - Volunteer Services - Opportunities

 

Volunteer Programs



Once you have completed our orientation and interview process, we will place you in an appropriate position based on your qualifications and availability.  Openings change frequently.  Evening positions are limited, with many requests for those time slots.  Most positions require an additional training, and some require an additional interview.  


CANCER CENTER TEA CART
Interact with patients in our new Cancer Center.  Provide refreshments, magazines and friendly conversation to patients undergoing treatment.

Minimum age:       14
Hours:                     Monday -Thursday, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm; Friday 10:00 am

Qualifications: You must be a people person; friendly and outgoing.  Must be physically able to push tea cart.


CANCER VISITATION PROGRAM
Provide visitation and resource information as appropriate to inpatients in the oncology units.  Must be at least 1 year past personal cancer experience.
  
Minimum age:       18
Hours:                     Varies, approx 2+ hours per visitation
 
Qualifications: Additional interview required. Prior experience with cancer patients required. Volunteer must be able to deal with serious illness. 


CARE CONNECTION VAN
Be the special liaison person and drive the transportation van taking patients and families from Sun City area to Loma Linda area for various medical/dental appointments or visits. 
  
Minimum age:       18
Hours:                     7:00 am - 2:00 pm, Monday-Thursday

Qualifications: Physical exam and DMV certificate required. Must live in or near Sun City.


CHILD LIFE PROGRAM
ACUTE CARE PEDIATRICS / ONCOLOGY UNIT / HEART UNIT
Under the direction of a Child Life Specialist, assist in providing diversional activities and sensory stimulation for pediatric patients.  Activities at bedside and in activity room include reading, telling stories, playing games, and crafts. Volunteers may choose from the activity rooms listed above.

Minimum age:       18
Hours:                     9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Monday-Thursday
                                 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Friday 
                                 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Saturday & Sunday
           
Qualifications: Child Life training required.  You must be able to deal with serious illness. 


NICU (NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE)
Provide snuggling to infants in the NICU, including holding, rocking and sensory stimulation.

Minimum age:       21
Hours:                     8 am – 8 pm, 7 days a week
           
Qualifications: Extensive training required.   Additional interview with Child Life staff required.
     

PATS/OBSERVATION
Under the direction of a Child Life Specialist, volunteers will provide diversional activities such as playing games, reading, arts & crafts, puzzles, etc to pre-surgery patients and siblings. Other duties may include assisting staff by distributing schedules, helping with light clerical work and cleaning toys. 

Minimum age:       16
Hours:                     8:00 am - 3:30 pm, Monday-Friday (closed holidays)
           
Qualifications: CL training required. Volunteer must be able to commit to a 2-hour shift (arrive no later than 1:30 pm).
 

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
Provide customer service in waiting room area and assist Emergency Department staff by stocking shelves/supplies, cleaning gurneys and making beds. Direct patients and families to other areas, run errands to other departments in hospital and pick up supplies from Central Service.

Minimum age:       18
Hours:                     24 hours a day/7 days a week

Qualifications: ED Training required.  Volunteer must be independent, self-starter, assertive, and able to adjust to varied work patterns.

GIFT SHOP
Be an active member of our gift shop team.  Provide customer service.  Assist management in daily operation of stocking, merchandising, and creating new displays. 

Minimum age:       14 (with approval of Gift Shop Manager)
Hours:                     9:00 am - 8:00 pm, Monday-Thursday
                                 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Friday
                                 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Sunday
                                 (closed Saturdays and holidays)

Qualifications: You must be good with money, friendly and outgoing; able to stand for long periods of time.  You must be reliable and prompt.


INFORMATION DESK / ESCORT / GOLF CART
Welcome and provide informational assistance to patients and visitors in the main lobby of the Medical Center or Children’s Hospital.  Assist staff with phones and computer.  Help answer questions and escort patients/visitors.  Provide Golf Cart service to and from visitor parking lots.
  
Minimum age:       14 (Information Desk/Escort)
                                 18 (Golf Cart) *Must have valid driver’s license
Hours:                     8:00 am - 8:00 pm, 7 days a week

Qualifications: Customer Service training required. You must be friendly and outgoing. Fluency in Spanish is not mandatory but is a definite plus.


LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY EAST CAMPUS HOSPITAL
Concierge, baking, book cart, physical therapy and more!  Click HERE for a complete program listing.

Minimum Age:      14
Hours:                    Variable


LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY HEART & SURGICAL HOSPITAL
Interact with patients in our new medical facility, located at the corner of Barton Rd & New Jersey.  Volunteer opportunities include: Information Desk/Surgery Waiting Area, Patient/Visitor Escort, and Patient Visitations.
  
Minimum age:       18
Hours:                     8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday

Qualifications:  Additional interview required. Multiple trainings required during normal business hours.  You must be a people person; friendly; independent. Must be comfortable with phones and using a computer. Volunteer must be able to commit to at least one 4-hour assignment per week.  Fluency in Spanish is not mandatory but is a definite plus.


MENDED HEARTS SUPPORT PROGRAM
Provide information and support to heart disease patients and their families, both before and after surgery. Assist at the Mended Hearts Desk. 
 
Minimum age:       18
Hours:                     Variable, 7 days a week

Qualifications: Volunteer must have personal or family experience with heart disease and become a member of Mended Hearts, Inc.


MUSIC CONNECTION
Foster a positive, soothing atmosphere by providing musical performances in the lobby areas or patient units. Guitar, piano and violin music preferred.
 
Minimum Age:      14
Hours:                    Variable, 7 days a week

Qualifications: Audition required.  Volunteer must be self-directed and comfortable performing in front of people.


NODA (No One Dies Alone)
Provide the reassuring presence of a companion to dying patients who would otherwise be alone.  With the support of the nursing staff, companions are able to help provide patients with the most valuable of human gifts: a dignified death. 
 
Minimum Age:      18
Hours:                    Variable, 7 days a week

Qualifications: No Nursing Skills Needed.  Additional interview and training required.  Volunteer must be comfortable dealing with terminally ill patients.


OPERATION CARE PACKAGE
Let patients know we care about them by delivering a gift to them post-surgery.

Minimum age:       14
Hours:                     8:00 am – 8:00 pm, 7 days a week
           
Qualifications: Volunteer must possess good organizational and customer service skills; be outgoing and a people-person.


PATIENT UNIT PROGRAM - Unit 3100
Maternity – Ante-Partum
Under the general direction of the staff of the Maternity Unit 3100, volunteers visit patients in their rooms to offer services and diversional activities, such as teaching patients how to knit and crochet.  

Minimum Age:      18
Hours:                    10:00 am - 2:00 pm, 7 days a week
 
Qualifications:  Must attend Customer Service training and Unit 3100 training.  Volunteer must be reliable and prompt.


PATIENT UNIT PROGRAM - Unit 3800
Maternity – Post-Partum
Under the general direction of the staff of the Maternity Unit 3800, volunteers visit patients in their rooms to offer services, provide visitor access to the unit and assist with new unit gift corner.

Minimum Age:      18
Hours:                    8:00 am - 7:00 pm, 7 days a week
 
Qualifications:  Must attend Customer Service training and Unit 3800 training.  Volunteer must be reliable and prompt.

     
PATIENT UNIT PROGRAM – 6th Floor
General Medicine, Med/Cardio/Neuro Telemetry, Acute Medicine Units
Visit patients in their rooms and offer services such as reading, meal selection, playing games, conversation and other forms of diversional activities.  Assist nursing staff with various unit duties.  A great option for pre-nursing/pre-med students or anyone considering a career in healthcare!

Minimum age:       16
Hours:                     8:00 am - 8:00 pm, 7 days a week
           
Qualifications: Must attend Customer Service training and 6th Floor training. You must be a people-person, friendly and energetic.  Volunteer must be reliable and prompt.

PATIENT UNIT PROGRAM – Units 4700, 7100
Coronary Care ICU and Cardio Thoracic Surgery/Acute Care ICU Units
Visit patients in their rooms and offer services such as reading, meal selection, playing games, conversation and other forms of diversional activities.  Assist nursing staff with various unit duties.  A great option for pre-nursing/pre-med students or anyone considering a career in healthcare!

Minimum age:       18
Hours:                     8:00 am - 8:00 pm, 7 days a week
           
Qualifications: Must attend Customer Service training and 4700/7100 training. You must be a people-person, friendly and energetic.  Volunteer must be reliable and prompt.


PETS ASSISTING in WELLNESS CONNECTION (P.A.W.S. Connection)
Teams of specially trained volunteers and their dogs are available for visitations to patients in rehabilitation units. 

Minimum age:       18
Hours:                     Variable, 7 days a week

Qualifications: Dog must be at least one year old, DELTA certified (www.deltasociety.org), and screened by a veterinarian. 


SURGERY WAITING AREA
Act as a liaison between the OR staff and families of patients undergoing surgery. 
 
Minimum age:       18
Hours:                     8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday
           
Qualifications:  Multiple trainings required during normal business hours. You must be a people person; friendly; independent.  Must be comfortable with multi-line phone and using a computer. Volunteer must do well under pressure and be able to commit to at least one 4-hour assignment a week.  Fluency in Spanish is not mandatory but is a definite plus.


TEEN SUMMER
Assist various hospital departments with office duties, including answering phones, computer entry, filing, errands and other clerical tasks.
           
Minimum age:       14
Hours:                     8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday (June – August only)
           
Qualifications:  Volunteer must be prompt and reliable.