Adult Volunteer Program

Designed for energetic adults who would like to be of service, this program is open for new volunteers throughout the year. 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.  

Apply to become a volunteer

Please follow the following steps to become a volunteer at Cedars-Sinai:

  1. If you have volunteered with us previously, please call us before filling out the Adult Volunteer Application. Volunteer Services can be reached at 310-423-8044
  2. Submission of Adult Application Intake Form. Click here for the Adult Volunteer Application. Please select "Adult Application" from the drop down menu.
  3. You will receive a welcome e-mail from us requesting two letters of recommendation. The letters of recommendation must be from anyone outside of your immediate family. Both letters of recommendation must be received together and at the same time within 10 business days of receiving the welcome e-mail. Letters submitted separately will not be accepted. 

Please submit your two letters to Volunteer Services via:

  • E-mail: (preferred method)
  • Fax: 310-423-0452  

You can expect to be contacted via phone within seven (7) business days after submission of your two letters of recommendation to schedule your interview appointment. During this interview, we hope to find the volunteer activity that will match your interests and abilities.

In order to participate in our volunteer program, the following is required:

  • We ask you to make a commitment of at least six months to one year of volunteering with us and you will need to commit to four hours of volunteer service once per week.
  • It is expected that you attend a mandatory five hour general orientation as well as additional training that may be required for your specific assignment. Click here for 2014 General Orientation Schedule .
  • Complete necessary health requirements. Details will be discussed at the interview.
  • During influenza season volunteers serving patient care areas must receive a seasonal flu vaccination. The seasonal flu vaccine is provided free of charge to all volunteers.
  • Have a picture taken for your official volunteer hospital badge and purchase uniform jacket ($25) at the Volunteer Services Office. Details will be discussed at the interview.

We look forward to having you as a valuable addition to Cedars-Sinai. Because of this, please note that the process of becoming a volunteer may take some time but it will all be worth it. 

For more information, please call Volunteer Services at 310-423-8044 or e-mail us at

Volunteer Services Department Hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday: Closed