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Community Volunteer Opportunities


In every community there is work to be done. In every nation there are wounds to heal. In every heart there is the power to do it.

~ Marianne Williamson

Dedicating your time and talents to help with community events can be a great way to develop your interests and skills while helping others at the same time. If you are looking for an opportunity to volunteer with Loma Linda University Health, but do not have the ability to become a long-term volunteer, please check out our upcoming community events below.

2013 Community Volunteer Events

Volunteers needed for the 11th Anniversary PossAbilities Triathlon on April 28, 2013 at the Drayson Center

We will have wonderful activities for everyone and expect over 2000 spectators and their families.

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OR REGISTER Pre-registration closes Friday, April 26, 2013 at midnight.

Early registration packet pick-up is on Saturday, April 27 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the Drayson Center Soccer Field.

Finisher medals will be given to all participantsTotal prize purse of $6,500 for able bodied and challenged athletes.

There will be age divisions

  • Adult 5K and Triathlon starts at 7:00 a.m.  - Registration opens at 5:30 a.m.
  • Kid's Triathlon starts at 9:00 a.m.   - Registration opens at 8:00 a.m.

OR DONATE to the triathlon event.

Other Opportunities

 Cards4Kidz Guidelines

  • Greetings: Please use a greeting other than “Get Well Soon”.  The cards are distributed house-wide to patients with illnesses that vary from mild to terminal.  Such greetings as “Thinking of You”, “Bringing a smile to you”, “Have A Nice Day” etc. are more appropriate.
  • Size: A total size of 4 ¼” by 5” is the most useful size.  A sheet of 8 ½” by 11” folded 2 ways is perfect!  This allows our volunteers to distribute the cards in person & also on the meal trays.  Envelopes are not necessary.
  • Materials: Please do not use sparkles, glitter or glued-on items such as buttons/beads or puffy stickers, as they are not safe for our younger patients.
  • Other Ideas: Cards are needed in foreign languages, for birthdays and holidays. 

The patients & families in our hospital are touched by the kindness & caring from our community donors.

Bring A Smile Donations and Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in donating to Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. Play experiences can help brighten a child’s hospital stay and we are grateful for your donations of new toys, games and other playtime supplies. We have specific suggested items for each age group that can be found on the following website:

  • Go to "Gifts & Wish List"
  • Under "Find Wish Lists" and Registries, enter "Loma Linda Child Life".General Wish List will be displayed.
  • If you are looking for donations requested by a specific unit, please browse the Specific Wish Lists on the left side of the screen (you may need to scroll down to view the lists).

    Individuals or groups can help by following these recommendations when donating toys:

    • Safety is an important consideration when selecting toys.
    • Due to the risk of infection, and for the sake of our patient's privacy, we cnnot allow guests or donors to distribute gifts directly to the patients.
    • Games that are cosidered violent in nature will not be accepted.
    • Please do not wrap the gifts as we will have to unwrap them for the safety of our patients.
    • Monetary donations should be directed to Shelley Vincent, Foundation Specialist, please call to schedule the donation. (909) 558-3559 or via email at
    • Donations are accepted by appointment within the following scheduled times:

         Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

         Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    • No used items please. We only accept new toys and games. Stuffed animals are not accepted.

    To schedule your donation appointment, please call Child Life at 909-558-4073 or email