Becoming a Volunteer

To apply to the adult volunteer program at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, follow the application process below.

For high school students between the ages of 15 and 18, Mayo Clinic offers the High School Volunteer Summer Program.

For college students, including undergraduate, graduate and continuing education students who are 18 or older, Mayo Clinic offers the College Summer Volunteer Program.

Adult volunteer application process

  • Complete and submit the online volunteer application form. After you submit the application, Mayo Clinic Volunteer Services will contact you to schedule an interview.

    The application must be completed by you and received by Volunteer Services prior to the dates for the 2016 orientation sessions:

  • Upcoming orientation sessions Application deadline
    Note: Orientations are not held in November or December.
    Jan. 26, 2016 Dec. 15, 2015
    Feb. 23, 2016 Jan. 15, 2016
    March 22, 2016 Feb. 15, 2016
    April 26, 2016 March 15, 2016
    June 28, 2016 May 15, 2016
    July 26, 2016 June 15, 2016
    Aug. 23, 2016 July 15, 2016
    Sept. 27, 2016 Aug. 15, 2016
    Oct. 25, 2016 Sept. 15, 2016
  • Attend a four-hour general orientation.
  • Pass the background check.
  • Complete a two-step tuberculosis (TB) skin test (no charge). A positive result may require additional bloodwork.
  • Complete the volunteer training program.

Once you've completed the application and interview process, you'll be assigned to one four-hour shift a week, on the same day and at the same time each week.


Nov. 25, 2015