Structured Programs

Our structured programs are designed to assist the volunteer in gaining exposure to a specific field of healthcare. Please read our requirements carefully before submitting your résumé and statement of interest. Once accepted by a supervisor, you will be sent back to Volunteer Services to complete the application process, orientation and health screening. You only may apply to one department:

Acute Therapy — Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology

Description: Volunteers are individuals who require shadowing experience to apply for a graduate/doctoral program in any of the three therapy disciplines noted above. Volunteers will provide clerical assistance in the office part time and shadow a therapist part time. The program provides a minimum of 50 hours during a three-month period of three half-days per week.
Requirements: Applicants must be over 18 and interested in a career in physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech-language pathology.
Apply: Email resume and statement of interest to lisa.hiestand@cshs.org

COACH for Kids and Their Families®

Description: Volunteers provide clerical assistance in the office as well as support services on the COACH mobile medical units and at community sites. Services may include reading to children and participating in health-education activities. Please visit the COACH web page for more information.
Requirements: 18 and over.
Apply: Email resume and statement of interest to jon.webber@cshs.org

Inpatient Rehabilitation — Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology

Description: Volunteers will shadow an assigned therapist, including observation of individual and group therapy sessions. May also assist therapist or other personnel with non-skilled tasks. Volunteers are limited to exposure in only one discipline for 20-30 hours of shadowing. Placement is based on availability of staff.
Requirements: Must be pursuing a degree in one of the therapy disciplines (physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology).
Apply: Email resume and statement of interest to sauchuen.yu@cshs.org

Medical Genetics — Oncology

Description: For students who seek shadowing experience prior to applying for a genetic counseling graduate program. Volunteers will shadow a medical geneticist and genetic counselor in clinic, review charts and update patient family history under supervision. Minimum of 50 hours over a six-month period.
Requirements: Applicants must be over the age of 18 and interested in a career in genetic counseling.
Apply: Email resume and statement of interest to john.leex@cshs.org

Medical Library

Description: Reference projects, data curating, circulation work, archival projects, collection development and other assigned projects. The program provides 120 hours needed for graduation.
Requirements: Enrolled in a master's in Library Science program.
Apply: Email resume and statement of interest to caroline.marshall@cshs.org

Outpatient Therapy Services — Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology

Description: Volunteers are individuals who require shadowing experience to apply for a graduate/doctoral program in any of the three therapy disciplines noted above. Â Volunteers will shadow a therapist and learn the operational side of the clinic by assisting with clerical tasks. The program provides a minimum of 50 hours with a predetermined schedule based on staff availability.
Requirements: Applicants must be over 18 and interested in a career in physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech-language pathology.
Apply: Email resume and statement of interest to dawn.straub@cshs.org

Performance Improvement

Description: Cedars-Sinai has embarked on a variety of projects aimed at improving clinical quality outcomes. Motivated students support the multifaceted needs of these projects. Students will assist in establishing actionable problem statements, collecting and analyzing data, working with members of clinical care teams to uncover root causes, and helping create data measurement tools and tests of change for these root causes.
Requirements: Currently enrolled in a master's program.
Apply: Email resume and statement of interest to omkar.kulkarni@cshs.org

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Administration

Description: Volunteers are students pursuing a degree in healthcare. They will be exposed to quality improvement projects within the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Student volunteers will learn to search the literature and review identified topics, and also will learn to extract elements from medical records for specified quality projects. Volunteers may have the opportunity to observe various treatments. Time commitment: four to eight hours per week.
Requirements: Must be pursuing a degree in healthcare.
Apply: Email resume and statement of interest to pamela.roberts@cshs.org

TEEN LINE — Resource Associate

Description: For mental health interns seeking hours with teens. Opportunities include working with teens on our helpline and working in the field with teen outreach services.
Requirements: Current mental health intern seeking licensing hours. For information, visit the TEEN LINE website.
Apply: Email resume and statement of interest to cheryl@teenline.org

Volunteer Services

Description: For students interested in a career in nonprofit management and/or volunteer program coordination. Applicants commit to a six-month rotation of at least eight hours per week, and gain exposure to the daily operations of the nation's largest hospital volunteer program.
Requirements: 21 or older. Undergraduate or graduate student with a strong interest in nonprofit management.
Apply: Email resume and statement of interest to isvolunteerprogram@cshs.org

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