Volunteering

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.

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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 Health Location Near You

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson

1501 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ 85724
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Help Others By Donating Your Time

Each year thousands of people serve as Banner Health volunteers. Our volunteers come from all walks of life, ranging from high school students to adults to seasonal visitors and retirees.

Banner volunteers’ work with patients, visitors, staff and the public, often providing behind the scenes support. Banner Volunteer Resources’ goal is to match your interests with our countless opportunities available at our medical facilities. 

Benefits of Volunteering

  • You will be making a difference by giving back to our community through service to others.
  • You will be contributing to the Banner Health mission of making health care easier so that life can be better.
  • You will meet other like-minded people while serving a collective purpose.
  • You have the opportunity to develop professional skills and gain valuable experience in the health care setting; often required for job applications, scholarships, and college programs.
  • You can learn about the health care industry in general.
  • As a Banner volunteer, you will experience the special pleasure that comes from giving your time to help others. Our volunteers are exceptional individuals who give back to the community by sharing their experiences, talents and enthusiasm throughout our hospital as they assist and support patients, visitors and staff.

Requirements to Become a Volunteer

  • Minimum age requirement is 16 years.
  • Volunteers are put on a set shift schedule; you will be asked to commit to a specific 4 hour shift, once a week for a minimum of 6 months.  
  • You will be asked to provide your up-to-date health records which include the following:
    • Negative tuberculosis (TB) skin or blood test (done within the past 12 months); Banner has a 2-step TB screening process, a second TB screening will be administered during on-boarding.
    • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) immunity (not required if born before 1957), can be either 2 MMR vaccines or positive MMR titer.
    • Varicella immunity, can be either 2 varicella vaccines, positive varicella titer, or 1 Zoster vaccine; shingles vaccine counts, does not need to be annual; history of disease is acceptable, this will require a letter written and signed by physician on official letterhead.
  • Get a flu shot during flu season (provided by Banner free of charge)
  • Pass a background screening.
  • Interview with a volunteer coordinator.
  • Purchase a uniform.
  • Follow Banner’s parking policies. University of Arizona students are restricted from parking in the patient parking lots; alternatives will be discussed during interviews. 

How We Onboard Volunteers

The following steps will be completed during the onboarding process:

  1. Sign up for an interview
  2. Complete an application
  3. Accept placement assignment and shift
  4. Complete a background screening application
  5. Submit all health records on due date
  6. Complete and orientation
  7. Obtain a health clearance form from Banner’s Employee Health department
  8. Attend a final activation appointment 
  9. Obtain a volunteer badge from Security
  10. Train for your placement

Begin Your Volunteer Journey

To start the process, please follow these steps:

  • Register online or call (602) 230-CARE to choose one of the upcoming group interview session listed below. 
  • Please review the health record due date for each of the interview sessions before signing up for an interview.
  • Group interviews will be held at the Banner – University Medical Center Tucson campus located at 1501 N. Campbell Ave. in the cafeteria dining rooms on the second floor.

View group interview schedule

Please feel free to call us at (520) 694-6703 or email us at BUMCVolunteer@Bannerhealth.com if you have any questions. Thank you for your interest in volunteering!

Current Volunteers

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