Thinking about volunteering? HonorHealth needs you!
HonorHealth welcomes compassionate, dedicated volunteers from all walks of life. Their diverse ages and experiences enable volunteers to fulfill the many needs and projects that benefit HonorHealth patients, their families, support staff and the community. With so many service opportunities, you’ll be able to match your skills, talents and interests with HonorHealth needs.
Opportunities for adults and young people
Volunteer opportunities are available for adults age 18 and older, and a junior volunteer program is available for those between the ages of 15 and 17. Volunteer opportunities are offered year-round at all HonorHealth locations, and a special Summer Teen EXPLORATION-only program allows teen volunteers to explore careers in the medical field. Parental consent is required to participate in the teen volunteer program.
Please note: HonorHealth only participates in court-ordered community service at the Desert Mission Food Bank. Volunteering does not guarantee placement for job/certification requirements. Nor does HonorHealth offer internship, externship or job-shadow programs. A minimum six-month or 100-hour commitment from volunteers is requested, but more is preferred.
Here are four important points you should keep in mind:
- A regular, fixed schedule is required for most volunteer positions.
- Volunteers are required to wear a volunteer badge and uniform.
- Volunteers are required to sign in and out during their service.
- As a part of the commitment to the health and well-being of the workforce and community, HonorHealth no longer hires or rehires individuals who use tobacco. Volunteers who use tobacco products are not accepted.
Volunteer application process
- Click on the appropriate volunteer application form below. Type in the information requested and click the submit button at the bottom of the form.
- Check your email for an invitation to interview with the campus supervisor at your desired service location. It may take two business days for you to receive an email. If you don’t receive an email, please call the Volunteer Services Department at 480-323-4560 or the campus of your preferred service for assistance.
- Arrange for and complete an interview with the Volunteer Services Department to discuss possible service areas and your availability and interests for volunteer service.
- Complete the required checklist items.They include the following:
- Obtaining a health screening through our Occupational Health office (no charge).
- Reading and agreeing to the HonorHealth Volunteer Handbook and volunteer policies and procedures.
- Attending a new volunteer orientation.
The HonorHealth Volunteer office will complete a criminal background check (no charge) when all checklist items are completed. If you pass the background check, you’ll be contacted to be scheduled for your service placement. We will also arrange for you to get your volunteer ID badge, uniform, schedule and training dates. Successfully completing your service area training may take as long as 12 hours or three shifts.
Types of volunteer positions
A variety of year-round opportunities are available at these HonorHealth locations:
If you want to interact with a variety of people, including patients, visitors, HonorHealth employees and others, the following service-oriented volunteer opportunities may be a good fit for you:
- Information desk.
- Gift Shop.
- Hospitality Services.
- Music Enrichment.
- Transport Services.
- Thrift Store.
- Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center.
- Breast Health and Research Center.
- Library Services.
- ACT Teams.
Please consider the Gift Shop for your volunteer service because funds provided by the HonorHealth gift shops and other Auxiliary fundraising projects are donated to the Network each year. They help provide additional services and equipment for patients and the community. Your service in this area enables HonorHealth to continue this yearly contribution to patient care.
If you want direct interaction with patients, the following patient-focused volunteer opportunities may be a good fit for you:
- Diplomat (patient visitor).
- Emergency Department.
- Nursing Care Units.
- Surgery Services.
- Pet Therapy.
- Adult Day Healthcare.
- Lincoln Learning Center.
If you prefer not to interact directly with patients, the following non-patient volunteer opportunities may be a good fit for you:
- Clerical in various departments.
- Materials management.
- Mail delivery.
Short-term opportunities include:
- Desert Mission Food Bank.
- Collection Drives.
If you'd like to contribute your time and talents but can't come to one of the hospital campuses on a regular basis, consider making and donating handcrafted Items such as lap blankets and quilts, baby hats and mittens, and baby blankets. Or, host a drive to collect new teddy bears and reading glasses.
If you're passionate about your community, these opportunities may be a good fit for you:
- Desert Mission Food Bank.
- Blood Drive.
- Community Events
- Annual Holiday Tree Lighting
- Network Sponsored Events