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How to volunteer

Your time, skills & energy are important!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital. We're glad that you're interested in joining our team. Volunteers play an important role in fulfilling our hospital's mission to deliver high-quality healthcare here in South Los Angeles.

At MLKCH, we're committed to high standards. Our employees are compassionate, friendly, trustworthy, and dedicated to our mission — we ask the same of our volunteers. In addition, we ask our volunteers to please:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be available at least 8 – 12 hours each month
  • Provide a recommendation from a reference we can contact
  • Be able to speak, read, and write English

Volunteer opportunities are currently available only Mondays through Fridays from 8 am – 5 pm. However, we may have future opportunities at other times.

To see what else we expect from volunteers, read our Volunteer Requirements PDF below.

Volunteer Requirements
– EN
Requisitos para ser voluntario
– ES

Still interested? Great!

To be contacted about current or future volunteer opportunities at MLKCH, please complete the form below to join our volunteer registry.

Once your application has been submitted, you will receive a phone call within two weeks from a volunteer coordinator to discuss your application, interests, availability, and next steps. Please allow two weeks to receive a call before you contact us. An interview, orientation, background check, and a 2-step TB skin test (provided by the hospital) are required before you begin volunteering.

Please note that shadowing is not permitted at Martin Luther King Community Healthcare.

If you have further questions, please call Volunteer Services at (424) 338-8091 or send us an email at

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Martin Luther King Community Healthcare.