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Frequently Asked Questions about Volunteering at UC San Diego Health

COVID-19 update: In light of new state regulations to control the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we have temporarily suspended our volunteer program. Applications will not be accepted until further notice.

Volunteers are a vital and valued part of the UC San Diego Health community. We appreciate your understanding and support, and look forward to working with you soon.

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Is there an age requirement for volunteering at UC San Diego Health?

Are there any applicants you are not able to accept?

How are volunteers selected?

Is previous volunteer or medical experience required?

Are there any medical requirements for volunteering?

Where are volunteers placed?

Can I shadow physicians and other care providers as a volunteer?

What kind of commitment is required for volunteering?

Can I volunteer more than once a week?

May I volunteer if I am not a U.S. citizen?

Is volunteering a good inroad to getting a job with UC San Diego Health?

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