Training and Requirements

Anyone who is 18 years old or older can apply to be an adult volunteer at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Scottsdale or Phoenix, Arizona. Special programs for high school volunteers and college volunteers also are 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 service area


Mayo Clinic adult 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 high school and college volunteers: