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Be a volunteer at Banner Desert Medical Center and Cardon Children's Medical Center

Become a volunteer!



At Banner Desert and Cardon Children’s Medical Centers, our volunteers are an important part of our hospital care team.

The first step to learn about becoming a hospital volunteer is to attend an information session. This is how interested individuals will learn about what it takes to become a volunteer. 

Due to the in-depth nature of the application and training process, as well as the costs involved, we require a minimum six-month (100 hour) time commitment. 

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please send an email to our Volunteer Department

Steps to become a volunteer:

  • Attend a required Information Session & Group Interview. Remember to bring the completed Group Interview Packet with you. We also recommend you bring a resume.
  • After the Group Interview, selected individuals will receive an email containing the online volunteer application link. The application must be completed within 48 hours.
  • Applications will be reviewed by Volunteer Resources and selected individuals will be contacted. 

If you are selected for the Volunteer Program, you will then:

  • Complete an online background check within 48 hours.
  • Complete a health screening at the Occupational Health Clinic located on the Banner Desert campus within 2 weeks (includes a 2-step TB skin test and required Flu vaccination during Flu season).
  • Teens (ages 16-17) must complete a Parental Consent Form.
  • Complete the New Volunteer Onboarding Packet (contains documents to read and forms to sign)
  • Attend a 15-30 minute placement appointment with a Volunteer Resources staff person (during this time you will receive your volunteer assignment, schedule and ID badge)
  • Purchase the Volunteer uniform top in the Cardon Children's Gift Shop ($22.49, includes a 10% volunteer discount)
  • Attend New Volunteer Orientation & Language of Caring within 2 months of service

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Ambassador Assistants (Guest Services)
  • Gift Shops
  • Select Patient-care assignments at both Banner Desert and Cardon Children's

** Please note: Volunteer Resources is unable to offer observing, shadowing, internships or court-ordered community service hours. Teens ages 16-17 are not permitted to volunteer in Patient-care areas.

Banner Desert Medical Center
1400 S. Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ 85202
(480) 412-3000
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