Training and Requirements

There are three volunteer programs at Mayo Clinic-Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona:

  • Adult (age 18 and older, not enrolled in school)
  • College (age 18-23, currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program). This is an 8-week program available only during the summer months of June through July.
  • Caring Canines

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

  • Be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (proof of vaccination required)
  • A current influenza vaccination (proof of vaccination required)
  • Participate in an interview
  • Attend a general orientation
  • If you are offered a volunteer position with us, you will be required to complete a QuantiFeron blood test (at Mayo Clinic's expense) to show that you are negative for tuberculosis.
  • Complete one-on-one training in your assigned service area


Mayo Clinic Adult volunteers must:

  • Commit to serve a minimum of four hours a week
  • Commit to a minimum of six months (100 hours) of service a year
  • Be dependable
  • Be a team player
  • Be flexible