Our volunteer program supports UC San Diego Health System personnel in their activities of patient care, education, and research. The role of volunteers is not to replace, but to supplement, the regular professional staff, freeing them to provide the highest quality of patient care.
Approximately 650 volunteers are in active service at any one time. This includes adults, college students, and high school students who are at least 16 years old.
Our pet therapy volunteers visit patients as part of the Tender Loving Canine Program.