When you become a volunteer, you join a team of volunteers who serve as the ambassadors of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. Our volunteers are an essential part of our team, helping us provide patients with the best experience possible.

Our volunteer team is made up of caring people, men and women from diverse backgrounds, college students, retirees, transitioning adults and working professionals.

For information on becoming a volunteer please click here. You may also email hs-volunteer.services@ucdavis.edu or call 916-734-2401.

Basic requirements for volunteering

Following are the basic requirements for volunteering at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center:

  • Complete the application process through Volunteer Services.
  • Volunteers must be at least 18 to volunteer.
  • Contribute a 4 - 6 hour shift per week for at least a 6-month period.
  • Complete mandatory orientation requirements through Volunteer Services.
  • Obtain a medical clearance per Volunteer Services.
  • Pay a one-time registration fee of $10.00 to Volunteer Services.
  • For the protection of our patients, provide information for a national criminal background check.
  • See, hear and speak English well enough to satisfactorily converse with patients, visitors and hospital staff. See well enough to visually assess a patient’s condition or to read written material. Possess strength and stamina to remain active for extended periods of time and to be able to move a distance between floors and buildings. Body strength and mobility to assist in transporting patients, moving patients or supplies.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact Volunteer Services at hs-volunteer.services@ucdavis.edu or 916-734-2401.

For questions about volunteering, please contact us:

By email

By phone at 916-734-2401

Volunteer opportunities

Child Life Program

Volunteers work with UC Davis Children’s Hospital’s child life specialists, assisting with play activities and supervising children. Other duties may include maintaining the play and common areas, cleaning toys, performing administrative tasks and preparing for and staffing special events. If you would like to volunteer with the pediatric cancer program, please specify child life - Pediatric Infusion Room (PIR) on your application.

More about the Child Life Program

Volunteer, Judith Wright“Volunteering at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is an opportunity to meet and greet a diverse population of folks looking for strength, directions, hope and a smile! I look forward to giving it my best!” — Judith Wright