Training and Requirements

Anyone who is 18 years old or older can apply to be a volunteer at Mayo Clinic's Scottsdale or Phoenix, Ariz., campuses. A special program for student volunteers between the ages of 15 and 18 also is available.

To prepare you to serve as a Mayo Clinic volunteer, you'll receive:

  • A general orientation
  • One-on-one special skills training in your volunteer area


Mayo Clinic volunteers must:

  • Be age 18 and older
  • Commit to serve a minimum of four hours a week
  • Commit to a minimum of six months of service a year
  • Be dependable
  • Be a team player
  • Be flexible

See requirements for the Young Volunteer Summer Program.