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 all ages of adults, and a junior volunteer program is available for those between the ages of 16 and 17. Volunteer opportunities are offered year-round at all HonorHealth locations, and a special Summer Teen EXPLORATION-only program allows junior volunteers to explore careers in the medical field. Summer volunteers are welcome to complete the application process as long as they can complete a minimum of 60 hours of service between June 1 and Aug. 31. Parental consent is required to participate in the junior volunteer program.
Please note: HonorHealth does not participate in court-ordered community service or 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. The Summer Exploration program is a competitive teen volunteer program and requires a completed application and successful interview in order to be accepted. Summer Exploration applications will be open until April 10.
- 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. For teen applicants, an email will be sent within two business days with any additional information required to complete the application.
- 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; these will be sent to you before your interview and reviewed with you at your one-on-one meeting. They may 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.
- Completing online training lessons.
- Securing and submitting two letters of reference.
- Attending a new volunteer orientation.
The HonorHealth Scottsdale 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 scheduled for an engagement meeting where you’ll receive your service placement, 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 HonorHealth Scottsdale locations: Osborn Medical Center, Shea Medical Center, Thompson Peak Medical Center, Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center and corporate business offices. Not all opportunities are available at every campus.
If you want to interact with a variety of people, including patients, visitors, HonorHealth employees and others, one of the following service-oriented volunteer opportunities may be a good fit for you:
- Gift Shop.
- Information desk.
- Music enrichment.
- Courier transport services.
- Library services.
- Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center.
Please consider the Gift Shop for your volunteer service because funds provided by the HonorHealth Scottsdale Medical Centers 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, one of the following patient-focused volunteer opportunities may be a good fit for you:
- Diplomat (patient visitor).
- Emergency Department.
- Nursing care units.
- Pet therapy.
- Surgery services.
- ICU services.
If you prefer not to interact directly with patients, one of the following nonpatient volunteer opportunities may be a good fit for you:
- Volunteer Office.
- Materials Management.
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.