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Orientation Information

​​Applying to attend orientation is the first step of the volunteer application process. Orientations are held approximately seven times throughout the year, during the months of January through November. Due to limited seating, all applicants must be invited to attend an orientation session.

As we anticipate the opening of Jacobs Medical Center in La Jolla, we look forward to adding enthusiastic volunteers to staff this state-of-the-art facility, in addition to opportunities in our current facilities.

How to Apply

Download and complete the one-page, application form.

Mail application form to:

Volunteer Services
UC San Diego Medical Center
200 W. Arbor, #8959
San Diego, CA 92103

Applications are accepted by U.S. MAIL ONLY (no faxes or e-mails, please).

Next Orientation

Applications are currently being accepted for:

Thursday, September 29, 2016, 3 - 5 p.m.
UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest
UC San Diego Medical Center, Main Auditorium
200 W. Arbor Drive, San Diego, 92103

Applications must be postmarked between August 16 and September 19, in order to be considered for this orientation. Please note that any paperwork not postmarked between these dates will not be considered or retained by the Volunteer Services office.

E-mail notifications will be sent on September 23, 2016 for those applicants selected for attendance. Please make sure to check your spam folders for the invitation; some people have missed the invitation because it was filtered into spam, junk, or social folders. This can be particularly common with Gmail.


  • See driving directions to UC San Diego Medical Center.
  • You will be responsible for the parking fee in the Arbor parking structure. Please allow ample time to find parking.

Contact Us

Volunteer Services Department Location


Office Hours

  • Mon - Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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