Volunteer Opportunities


The volunteers of California Hospital play a very important part in our healing ministry, supporting our staff and providing a "personal touch" for our patients and visitors.

What Can You Do With An Hour Of Your Time?

Cuddle a baby? Visit a neighbor? Learn something new? Mentor a student? Share your artistic or creative talent?

You can change the world at California Hospital!

Whatever draws you to volunteering, as a CHMC volunteer you will reap personal rewards as you connect with your community, build relationships with others, and add meaning to your life.

The volunteers of California Hospital play a very important part in our healing ministry, supporting our staff and providing a "personal touch" for our patients and visitors.

Questions?

Contact Tracy Nordbak at 213.742.5707 or [email protected]

Click here to learn about volunteer opportunities, download an application, and more!

Health Scholar Program

The COPE Health Scholar Programs are a series of educational experience courses hosted in partnership between COPE Health Solutions and California Hospital Medical Center in Downtown Los Angeles.

The Health Scholar program allows you to gain first-hand experience in both clinical and administrative health care settings and become an integral part of the care delivery team. You will assist with basic care for patients alongside nurses, physicians and other members of the care team through various department rotations as you learn the “business” of health care and prepare for your health care career. This program is offered year-round with enrollment occurring every quarter.

In addition to direct patient care experience, the COPE Health Scholars programs offer:

  • Experiential education through a structured course certified by UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health
  • Mentoring with working health care professionals
  • Seminars with guest speakers and health care panels
  • Test-prep service discounts
  • Networking events
  • And much more...

Most individuals graduate from the program in 15-months after completing 280 hours of health care experience with a minimum commitment of one, 4-hour shift per week. Upon graduation, all Scholars will receive a completion certificate from UCLA’s Executive Programs in Health Policy & Management.

For those looking to complete the program sooner, we offer 9-month and 3-month options where you will receive priority shift selection in order to finish at an accelerated pace.

The application and enrollment process requires an online application, in-person interview, health screening, 30-hour training and successful completion of exams. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and currently enrolled in, accepted or graduated from an accredited university or college.

For more information, please visit www.copehealthscholars.org. Or call our Health Scholar Office at CHMC at (213) 742-5942 or email us at [email protected].