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Volunteer Opportunities

 

We have many volunteers at Banner Estrella who help with everything from patient and family support to customer service. Our hospital volunteers are talented and generous. Volunteering at Banner Estrella is a wonderful opportunity for anyone interested in making a difference in the lives of our patients and their families.

For more information, or to get information on available shifts, please contact our Volunteer Office at (623) 327-4019.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Reception Services -- greeting patients and visitors at lobby information desks, or greeting and escorting visitors
  • Departmental Support Services -- food services or assisting in the hospital's Gift Shop
  • Administrative Clerical Support -- answering phones, scheduling, making copies, filing, data entry and other duties as necessary
  • Patient and Family Services -- visiting patients to ensure patients' needs are being met, writing life stories for patients and family members

We also have other unique opportunities for those interested in Dog Therapy and Reiki Therapy.

If you are interested in volunteering in any of the above listed areas, please fill out appropriate online application, choosing from the list below. A staff member in our Volunteer Resources department may contact you to schedule an appointment for a group interview.

Tips for Volunteers:

Some helpful tips for volunteers are:

  • Know what you want to get out of volunteering. You can volunteer in order to make a contribution, advance your career, meet new friends, gain recognition or simply enjoy the personal satisfaction that comes from helping others.
  • Check the time it takes to do a particular volunteer job. How does the time commitment fit your schedule and lifestyle?
  • Think about your skills, interests and life experiences and how they could be useful in a volunteer setting.
  • Be open and honest about your desire for meaningful and satisfying work and the need to have acceptance and respect of the staff.
  • Be willing to give and take honest feedback in your volunteer job. When necessary, be an advocate for change.
  • Respect confidentiality related to your volunteer placement.

Most important of all, bring your heart and your sense of humor to your volunteer service, along with the enthusiastic spirit. That, in itself, is a priceless gift.

Adapted from Massachusetts General Hospital Tips

Banner Estrella Medical Center
9201 W. Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85037
(623) 327-4000
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