Training and Requirements

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

To prepare you to serve as a Mayo Clinic volunteer, you are required to:

  • Participate in an interview
  • Attend a general orientation
  • Complete one-on-one special skills training in your assigned 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: