Areas of Service

We Need Your Help

At Cedars-Sinai we have many ways for you to make a difference and serve in vital areas. The experiences you will gain as a volunteer will add a new dimension to your life. Some of the many opportunities available include:

  • Blood Drive Center
  • Board of Governors Patient Magazine Program
  • Emergency Department
  • Flower Delivery
  • Heart Families
  • Mealtime Mates
  • Music for Healing
  • Palliative Care Love Blanket
  • Patient Visitation Programs
  • POOCH (Pets Offer Ongoing Caring and Healing)
  • Post-Anesthesia Care Units
  • Saperstein Critical Care Concierge Desk
  • Surgical Information Desks
  • Women's Health Units


Volunteering at the Saperstein Critical Care Tower

We need volunteers to help at the information desks in the new Saperstein Critical Care Tower, a 250,000-square-foot, eight-story building that contains 96 intensive care unit beds and 30 acute care beds.

A volunteer at an information desk at the Saperstein Critical Care Tower will be:

  • An outgoing person who likes to help in critical care situations
  • Able to volunteer for a four-hour shift once a week (morning, afternoon or evening shifts)
  • Able to demonstrate basic computer skills
  • Able to provide good judgment in managing situations appropriately


Volunteering at the Helping Hand Gift Shop

The at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center carries an array of quality gifts and essentials, including jewelry and accessories, handbags, men's and women's sleep wear and slippers, children's clothing and toys, flowers and balloons, books, magazines and stationery, basic toiletries, cards, candy and elegant giftware.

The volunteers who give their time in the Gift Shop deliver newspapers, flowers, and any other items needed by patients, visitors, or employees in the Medical Center. They also wrap gifts and serve as sales personnel and take orders for deliveries. Volunteers must be able to stand for long periods of time and must have strong interpersonal and customer service skills. All volunteers in this program must follow the same procedures as General Adult Volunteers.

Lifeline Volunteers

Want to touch a life with a bit of kindness? For more than 25 years, Lifeline at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has provided quick emergency response and a connection for individuals who live alone or are at risk. We need volunteers to go into Lifeline customers¿ homes, two at a time, to assist in installing (simple procedure) and retrieving Lifeline units throughout the Los Angeles community. A Lifeline vehicle is provided and you will be trained by the Lifeline Program Coordinator.

All volunteers in this program must follow the same procedures as General Adult Volunteers.

For more information, please call Volunteer Services at (310) 423-8044.