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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.

How to Apply

Download and complete the one-page application form and mail to:

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

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

Next Orientation

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with UC San Diego Health! 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 medical center, as well as our current facilities in La Jolla and Hillcrest. Your first step to volunteering with our program is to submit an application for a reservation at our next orientation. Seating for attendance at the orientation is limited. All applications received during the specified time frame will be reviewed.

Please submit an application if you are able to start volunteering now (and will be in San Diego for the summer), can commit to 100 hours of service over a six-to-seven month period, and are sure you can attend the date of the orientation.

Applications are currently being accepted for the August 2016 volunteer orientation:

Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, 3 - 5 p.m.
Main Auditorium, UC San Diego Medical Center
200 W. Arbor Drive, San Diego, 92103

Your application must be postmarked between July 7 - 28 to be considered for this orientation.

E-mail notifications will be sent on Aug. 4, 2016, for those applicants selected to attend the orientation. 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 common with Gmail accounts.


  • 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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