Each year thousands of people serve as Banner Health volunteers serving local community needs — helping people in emergencies, raising funds for equipment and services, providing blood, organizing programs for the elderly, for the youth ... and more. Volunteers are an important part of Banner Health's mission of making health care easier, so life can be better.

Our volunteers come from all walks of life, ranging from high school students to adults to seasonal visitors and retirees. Our volunteers work directly with people and provide behind the scenes support. Our goal is to find a match for your interests with opportunities at our medical facilities and through our community programs.

Everyone who is interested in volunteering should expect:

  • An interview with a volunteer services representative at your local facility
  • A tuberculosis test either by skin or blood testing
  • A background check

Additionally, you will be required to submit proof of vaccinations. Once accepted as a volunteer, you'll be given an ID badge and location-specific uniform pieces. For questions, contact the volunteer services department at your local facility.

Benefits of Volunteering

There are many benefits of volunteering including:

  • Making a difference by giving back to your community through service to others.
  • Contributing to the Banner Health mission of creating an excellent patient experience 
  • Meeting other like-minded people while serving a collective purpose.
  • Developing professional skills and gaining valuable experience in the health care setting that young people need in applying for jobs, scholarships and college programs.
  • Learning about the industry in general, including the relationship between the patient, the community and the health care providers.

Learn More About Becoming a Volunteer at a Banner Location Near You


Year-Round Program for Teens 16 and Older

  • Volunteers are asked to make a minimum commitment of at least 100 hours of volunteer service over a 6 month period of time. These hours are typically served in one shift of 3 to 4 hours a week.
  • We do not have a “summer only” volunteer program for teens 16 years of age or older.  

If you are 16 years of age or older and wish to be placed on the waiting list for our year-round teen volunteer program, please call Volunteer Resources at (602) 865-5760. Please note: The average wait time for volunteer placement is 2 to 3 months. 

Summer-Only Program for Teens

  • Open to students who are at least a freshman in high school and 14 to 15 years of age.
  • Volunteers are asked to make a minimum commitment of at least 40 hours of volunteer service over a 3 month period of time. These hours are generally served in 1 shift of 4 hours a week.

For more information about our teen volunteer programs, please call Volunteer Resources at (602) 865-5760.

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