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Volunteers at UC San Diego Health Make a Difference


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.

Why Volunteer?

"I could tell from my first day that UC San Diego Health works as a team and supports one another in each department while giving safe care. I have never been in a hospital with such positive people." 

What Our Volunteers Say

What Volunteers Do

Cuddler volunteerVolunteers support medical personnel and other staff to help make our patients' stay more comfortable. They perform a variety of tasks in hospital administration and patient care.

Volunteer Opportunities

Frequently Asked Questions

Become a Volunteer


We have some basic requirements for potential volunteers. If you meet these, we welcome your application to volunteer.

Become a Volunteer

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