Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Cause Area

  • Health & Medicine

Location

8700 Beverly Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90048 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Cedars-Sinai is a nonprofit, independent healthcare organization committed to improving the health status of the communities we serve through: Leadership and excellence in delivering quality healthcare services Expanding the horizons of medical knowledge through biomedical research. Educating and training physicians and other healthcare professionals Improving the health status of the community Quality patient care is our priority. Providing excellent clinical and service quality, offering compassionate care, and supporting research and medical education are essential to our mission. This mission is founded in the ethical and cultural precepts of the Judaic tradition, which inspire devotion to the art and science of healing and to the care we give our patients and staff.

Description

As a volunteer at Cedars-Sinai, you'll help shape an important chapter in someone's life. You'll be providing comfort, assistance and hope--just by being there. Through volunteer work, you connect with your community, build new friendships and bring greater meaning into your own life. That's why Cedars-Sinai has more than 2,000 volunteers who, on average, stay with the hospital for 4 years. Some even stay for decades.

Reviews

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by Ninelle Z. (January 16, 2023)
Volunteering at Cedars-Sinai was extremely influential to me as a pre-med student. Through various programs, I was able to confirm my passion for healthcare and understand where I saw myself fitting in. Volunteering was always the best part of my week. Sharing a simple conversation with a patient and providing comfort to their family goes a long way. That is what makes volunteering so special: the impact you can have on people's lives, especially in their most trying/vulnerable times. Now as a medical student, I am confident that my experiences at Cedars-Sinai helped shape my view of quality patient care and helped me get to where I am now.
by Marilyn W. (September 15, 2022)
I have been volunteering at Cedars-Sinai one 4 hour shift per week for 8 years and it has been a wonderful experience. Making a patient or a family member smile during a very stressful time makes my day. Cedars offers many volunteer opportunities and training for each position. It has been great working with such a wonderful team.
by Dorthena E. (September 6, 2022)
Volunteering has been good for me, to know that I’m helping to shape an important chapter in someone’s life and it gives me a good feeling. My supervisors will ask or sent me to a place where I’m not sure if I can handle it and by God’s grace I was able to help and be of service. Volunteering shows me how I can deal with patients and family in difficult situations. Thank you.
by ronald g. (August 17, 2022)
I have been a volunteer for almost seven years. My passion for the job is great if not greater than when I started seven years ago. I look forward every Monday and Tuesday to be at my shift at the cath lab on the six floor. I don't look at this as a job, but a way to help families who are experiencing a lot of stress and anxiety. I can't tell you how many times families have come up to me and thanked me for making their wait in the lobby a lot more palatable. I have a great relationship with all the nurses in pre-op and pacu. They have become my extended family. My supervisor Sheila and all her associates have been very supportive of me throughtout this journey. I also consider them as part of my family. I would recommend volunteering, especially at Cedars, to anyone regardless of age, who really wants to help people in need.
by Eva D. (August 10, 2022)
I started volunteering at Cedars Sinai when I was 14 – I am now 20, and volunteering through high school and now college has been the most meaningful experience. I have the unique opportunity to immerse myself in the world of healthcare at one of the best hospitals in the country. I get to watch and support nurses and staff as they care for patients and reaffirm my interest in a career in the medical field. I have also had countless interactions with patients that have made me a more compassionate person and better listener. I have also been able to branch off to more amazing opportunities, such as RMI, where I got to participate in a researcher’s project, learning about lab techniques that I now use in the lab I work at. I have also joined the Pre-Med Program, where I shadow a specialist in their elements throughout the summer and intimately see the life of a doctor. Volunteering at Cedars continues to be a highlight of my week and I highly recommend it to anyone of any age.
by Gayle S G. (August 5, 2022)
I have been a volunteer at Cedars Sinai Hospital for 17 years! Being in the pooch program with my standard poodle is the most fulfilling thing I do! First with Venus 17 years and now Rickey this past year. When a nurse, dr, staff, patient or visitor say to me you two just made my day…it makes my day!!! Highly recommend training your dog to be a therapy dog and volunteer at Cedars. You will be surprised how meaningful it is!!!

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