Ways to Give at Banner Gateway Medical Center  

Be a Banner Gateway Volunteer

BGMC Volunteers

Volunteers make a difference in people's lives through excellent patient care every day.

 

Banner Health volunteers come from all walks of life to join our family. The diversity of our community is represented in our volunteers, ranging from high school students and adults to seasonal visitors and retirees.

Benefits of volunteering

  • Make a difference and contribute to our community
  • Create unique programs that only volunteers can make possible
  • Meet like-minded fellow volunteers and employees who care about helping people
  • Obtain valuable work experience beneficial in applying for jobs, scholarships and college programs

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Volunteer schedules
Volunteers are asked to give four hours a week. Positions are available morning, afternoon and evening, seven days a week. Many donate their time throughout the year, while others volunteer only when they're in town. We can develop a schedule convenient for you.

Volunteer areas
Volunteers are needed in nearly every area of the hospital. Our goal is to find an area that fits your interests. Volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to::

  • Administrative Offices
  • Admitting
  • Courtesy Shuttles
  • Dietary
  • Dog Therapy
  • Emergency Department
  • Family Lobbies
  • Gift Shop
  • Information Desks
  • Nursing Units
  • Outpatient Center
  • Patient Transport
  • Surgery
  • Volunteer Office

How do I become a Volunteer?
To become a Banner volunteer, fill out a volunteer application and fax it to (480) 543-2861 or mail it to the hospital. If you wish to hand deliver your application you may turn it in to one of the volunteers manning the front Information Desk any Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. All applications are reviewed by the Volunteer Services Department in the order in which they are received. If your interests and availability match with our current openings a representative will contact you for an interview.

Please bring a valid driver's license or picture ID to the interview, as this is required in order to conduct a background check before being considered for placement. Please note: Banner Health does not offer court ordered community service hours as part of its volunteer programs.

Following the interview, if you are selected, you will be required to complete a free health screening at the Occupational Health office located on the Banner Gateway campus. The screening will consist of a two-step tuberculosis (TB) skin test, possibly a small blood draw, and a flu vaccine during flu season.

If you have ever tested positive for TB, you will need to have a physician's statement indicating the results of your most recent chest X-ray. You are encouraged to provide immunization records during the screening if they are available. If you do not have them, Occupational Health will perform a small blood draw to determine if any vaccines are needed. The health screenings are mandatory as they provide us with vital health information to best protect our patients, staff and volunteers from disease.
 
All selected volunteers are required to attend a two-hour Volunteer Orientation before beginning their volunteer assignment. Orientations are scheduled once a month, typically on a Tuesday or Thursday. During peak demand times additional Orientations may be scheduled.
 
As with our staff, volunteers are required to wear identification badges and uniforms in order to allow our patients and staff to identify them. The uniform top is provided free of charge, and must be worn with a white shirt, stone or khaki-colored pants and closed-toe shoes.

Please be aware that the entire process to qualify as a volunteer is lengthy. It can take up to a month following an interview and tentative acceptance into the program pending successful health screening and background check.

Questions?
At Banner Gateway Medical Center we work hard to make sure our patients, physicians and staff are in a positive, healthy and safe environment. No one is a bigger part of helping us accomplish that than our volunteers! If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a volunteer or have questions about the process to become a volunteer, call Volunteer Services at
(480) 543-2862, during regular business hours.

Banner Gateway Medical Center
Higley Road and US 60
1900 N. Higley Road
Gilbert, Arizona 85234
(480) 543-2000
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