Volunteer ProgramYour Health. Your Hospital
Our volunteer program is designed for energetic adults who would like to be of service to our facility and the community. This program is open for new volunteers throughout the year. At Marina del Rey Hospital, we have many ways for you to make a difference and serve in vital areas.
Apply to Become a Volunteer
If you have volunteered with us previously, please call us at 310.823.8911 ext. 5534.
You can expect to be contacted by phone within 10 business days after you submit your application to schedule a phone interview. During this interview, we hope to find a volunteer position that will match your interests.
We ask that volunteers commit to four hours of volunteer service, once per week for one year. This allows for the best opportunity for volunteers to gain an understanding of our organization and make a positive impact.
We recognize that our volunteers are giving us a precious gift of their time. Our volunteers have our deepest gratitude for their contribution here at our hospital and in our community.
New Volunteer Opportunity - TCAB
TCAB volunteers are placed on the nursing units throughout the hospital. They assist with clerical and administrative tasks, answering phones, call lights, and assisting patients and family members.
Once you build up some rapport with the nursing staff, you can shadow them around the units and into patient rooms. You will learn how the individual units are run and see how all the different departments come together to provide care for patients.
“I have worked in the nursing field for nearly four decades and, after retiring, I still felt that I had to keep helping people in distress, so I became a volunteer here. It gives me a sense of purpose, and seeing patients satisfied with the healthcare they receive never fails to brighten up my day.”
“Giving back to the community is very important to me, so volunteering at a hospital is only natural. I am always happy to assist with any given task and contribute to a less stressful work environment, as anyone who’s been in a hospital, has surely noticed how the medical staff is rushing from one place to another.”
“Even if I suffer from chronic health problems, I still find myself able to lend a helping hand to the medical staff, which I believe deserves the best for the insane hours they have to work. While my contribution may not make a huge impact, I’m content that I can still help out a little.”
“I find volunteering a very rewarding experience and I believe more people should do it, whether at a hospital or at other places that desperately need extra help. To me, volunteering is not work, but a small act of service I can do to help the community.”
FAQs Our Volunteers Usually Ask Us
No, your volunteering will have nothing to do with any procedures, as only medical professionals have the qualification to do this. Instead, you will have to assist in discharges, interact with patients, round on their rooms, restock supplies, answer calls or help nurses with errands. This way, you will significantly help the unit run smoothly and allow the medical staff to focus more on patient care.
To become a volunteer at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, you have to be at least 18 years old. Prior to volunteering, you will also have to attend a volunteer orientation session.
You will be required to wear a shirt or blouse, pants and sneakers.
Yes, the more help we receive from our volunteers, the better and smoother our hospital will run, and your assistance will be highly appreciated by the medical staff. You will make a greater positive impact on our hospital as a whole. We truly value the time you are willing to dedicate to helping out Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital.
No. Our hospital does not accept volunteers doing court-ordered service.
New volunteers must complete new volunteer orientation before starting at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital. The new volunteer orientation lasts two hours, and it is scheduled after the successful completion of a personal interview.
No, experience is not required to become a volunteer. During new volunteer orientation, you will be taught the basics of volunteering at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital. Over time, you will gain more experience and learn more during your shifts. Your dedication to this work and assistance will be greatly appreciated by our staff.
All volunteers must submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 and the flu. You will have to demonstrate proof of immunity to diseases such as hepatitis B, measles, rubella, mumps, varicella, pertussis and influenza. You will also be regularly tested for illegal drug use, and you must not have tuberculosis.
Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital's volunteers donate their time and energy to provide valuable and important resources to hospital departments. We have volunteer programs for adults 18+.