Volunteer Opportunities

Heart Health Fair

Every year, the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital puts on two Heart Health Fairs, which offer blood presure screenings, heart disease and stroke risk profiling, and blood chemistry panels for the Santa Barbara community. There is also free nursing consultations available for those who attend.

Adventures in Caring

A one-year service-learning internship in the medicine of compassion. Learn the art of connecting with people who are suffering. In-depth training, personal interactions with the sick and injured, regular reflection, and year-round coaching develop the advanced listening skills, emotional intelligence, and authentic compassion so vital to healing partnerships. Such competencies reduce distress, relieve social isolation, and restore well-being—in hundreds of frail elderly patients in local hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. 
 

Cottage Hospital

One of the most established volunteering programs for premedical students. Check out the volunteer opportunities available at our local hospital!

Direct Relief International

Direct Relief relies on volunteers to fulfill our mission. Our volunteer groups generate awareness of Direct Relief’s work and fundraise in support of our programs through a variety of events, outreach and educational efforts.

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Internships

Emergency Medical Scribe Systems

EMSS scribes must have the intellect and desire to pursue a career in medicine. As an EMSS scribe, you will gain first-hand knowledge of the medical field and have the opportunity to work one-on-one with a health care provider.

Sansum Diabetes Research Center

Summer Research Internship. $14 per hour. Online application includes essays, two letters of recommendation, and submission of an official transcript.

Clinical Care Extender Program

​Ideal internships for gaining clinical experience. Located in Oxnard. Interns gain incredible insight and exposure to medicine by working along side doctors from a wide vareity of fields!

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We frequently update our website with new information on programs and events! Check back for new information on a regular basis. 

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