Volunteering with our programs means making an impact in the community. While not all volunteer opportunities are open to everyone, there are always plenty of programs in need of your help. You can find an opportunity to give back no matter your interests or schedule.

LLU students: our volunteer opportunities can help you meet your service learning requirements and become a community-engaged health professional. All opportunities are open to LLU students and eligible for service learning hours. If your class doesn’t have specific service guidelines, we can help you find opportunities to enrich your professional experience while uplifting people in need.

Opportunities for Everyone

There’s no one way to serve, and certainly no one volunteering schedule. Our programs include volunteer opportunities across a range of time commitments. There’s a type of opportunity for everyone, whether you’re unable to commit to long-term programs or just want flexibility to explore your interests in service:

  • Ongoing commitments are volunteer opportunities that require more and regular time commitments. These are primarily open to LLU students, faculty, and staff. If you are a community member interested in one of these opportunities, you’ll need to email us at caps@llu.edu for approval first.
  • Flexible commitments are volunteer opportunities that don’t require as much time. These are open to everyone, including community members.
  • Events offer repeated or one-time volunteer opportunities. These may or may not be open to community volunteers — view the event on our volunteer portal for more information.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is service learning?

Service learning is a structured learning experience that combines academic preparation, collaborative relationships, community engagement, and critical reflection. Service learning is geared toward working alongside underserved communities and includes communication and collaboration with community partners both before and after the activity.

Service learning is a requirement for all LLU students. Volunteering for any opportunity with CAPS counts toward that requirement. The reason you’re asked to participate is to gain an appreciation for the strengths and needs of your community, and to find ways to meet those needs and learn from those strengths as a lifelong practice. By practicing mutual learning and reciprocity in service, you learn the attitudes, values, and skills to be a lifelong community-engaged practitioner.

How do I sign up for a volunteer opportunity/event?

Use our volunteer portal to sign up for ongoing commitments, flexible commitments, or events.

If I forget to sign up, can I still attend the volunteer opportunity/event?

We prefer you sign up beforehand. This is the only way you are guaranteed volunteering hours and tasks. If you do forget, please call our office to see if we will take additional volunteers at the door.

What happens if I can’t make it to the event/opportunity I have signed up for?

Because we rely heavily on our volunteers' participation, please inform us as soon as you know you will not be able to make it. If there are opportunities that request more commitment than you know you can give, we ask that you choose an opportunity more fitting to your schedule.

How do I check how many volunteer hours I have completed?

Log in to your volunteer profile to check your completed hours. You should see all the opportunities you have participated in during your time with us. If there is a discrepancy, please email us at caps@llu.edu. Please note that it may take us up to two weeks after an opportunity is finished to input all volunteer hours.

What days of the week are volunteer opportunities offered?

Volunteer opportunities are offered Tuesday – Saturday each week. Some events are held on Sundays a couple of times a quarter. Check out our current opportunities for specific hours and other details.

Are there any opportunities offered that don't involve working with young kids?

Yes, our La Escuelita Family Resource Center, My Campus, Project Hope, and Discovery programs all deal with either teens or adults. Check out our current opportunities for specific details.

Where is your office located?

LLU Councilors Student Pavilion
24945 Mound Street, Rm 1402
Loma Linda, CA 92350

Our office is located in the Loma Linda University Councilors Student Pavilion, on the corner of Anderson Street and Mound Street. Inside the building, our office can be found directly across the room from the student cafeteria, through the glass door under the large wall clock. We are at the end of the hall, room 1402.

When visiting our office, you may park in the Loma Linda Market parking lot on Mound Street, just left of the Councilors Student Pavilion. Please keep in mind that there is a limit of 2-hour parking.

What are your office hours?

Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Weekends: Closed

As we are often in the community working, please call us at 909-651-5011 before coming to our office if you need to speak with someone specific.