Healthcare Volunteer Opportunities for Students Revised 6/12 Organization

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Healthcare Volunteer Opportunities for Students

Revised 6/12
Organization: University of Arizona

Program: Med-Start

Activities: Five week academic summer program for low income, minority and first generation college-bound students interested in health careers. Participants prepare for college through classes and explore career opportunities. Only 40-60 students accepted per year. Apply on-line.

Dates: June 3 – July 14, 2012

Application Deadline: March 2012

Cost: $2,100 includes registration fees, meals, residence hall, books and supplies. Financial aid available.

Age Group: Grade 11

Organization Address: 550 E. Van Buren St., Rm 3252, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: 602-827-2027


Organization: University of Arizona

Program: Summer Institute on Medical Ignorance
Activities and Needs: Seven week paid summer research program in which students work full-time in various medical laboratories and clinics at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, doing research on such subjects as cardiovascular disease, genetics, cancer, neuroscience and preventive medicine. Attendance at seminars is mandatory.

Organization Address: Dept. of Surgery, P.O. Box 245200, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Rm. 4406, Tucson, AZ 85724

Dates: June 11 – July 27, 2012

Application Deadline: March 23, 2012

Cost: Free

Age Group: High School Students, Particularly Grade 11

Contact: Grace Wagner

Phone: 520-626-6118

Fax: 590-626-0822



Organization: Maricopa Community Colleges

Program: The Hoop of Learning Medical Professions Internship Program
Activities: this program is designed to build a high school to college bridge and foster educational resilience and career development among Native students. Hoop will recruit Native American high school junior and seniors. Students will take college credit health classes at a community college in the morning and participate in an internship at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center in the afternoon. Students will participate in a paid internship program at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center. Students will be involved in hospital activities and the actual care of patients in three areas: dental, surgery and mental health.

Organization Address: 40 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85004


Information on the Hoop experience at a college near you can be accessed at the following:

Chandler Gilbert Community Center – Laura Matyas (480-732-7205)

Estrella Mountain Community College – Lauren Shellenbarger (623-935-8808)

Gateway Community College – Carolyn O’Connor (602-286-8031 or Henry Begay (602-286-8176)

Glendale Community College – Jose Mendoza (623-845-3079)

Mesa Community College – Bo Colbert (480-461-7931)

Paradise Valley Community College – Amber West Martin (602-787-7172)

Phoenix College – Rebecca Valenzuela (602-285-7618)

Scottsdale Community College – Ana Cuddington (480-423-6502)

South Mountain Community College – (Lynette Jim (602-243-8314)
Organization: Mayo Clinic

Program: Nurse Camp
Activities: Weeklong program that combines opportunities for students to observe nurses in action, participate in hands-on simulated skills labs, attend interactive lectures, and enjoy fun, games and adventure. Those selected to be participants will come away with a true understanding of what nursing is all about.

Organization Address: 5777 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85054

Dates: July 9 – July 13, 2012

Application Deadline: May 14, 2012

Age Group: Completed freshman year by May 2012

Contact: Mayo Clinic Education Office

Phone: 480-342-1143


Organization: Alzheimer's Association-Desert Southwest Chapter
Activities and Needs: Assist individuals and families affected by Alzheimer's disease and to advance research leading to a world without Alzheimer's. Need Helpline volunteers, community education volunteers (attend community events and health fairs), help with mailings, clerical and office, data entry, pre-event, special events and committee work.
Organization Address: 1028 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85006
Phone: 602-528-0545
FAX: 602-528-0546
Contact: Ms. Cindy Vargo
Minimum age for volunteers: 16

Organization: American Cancer Society
Activities and Needs : National community based organization dedicated to preventing cancer, saving lives, research, education, advocacy and service.
Organization Address: 4550 East Bell Road 126, Phoenix, AZ 85032

Phone:   602.224.0524
FAX: 602.381.3096
E-mail :
Web :
Contact : Mrs. Lisa Carlborg
Minimum age for volunteers : 16 or 12 w/adult
Organization: American Red Cross-Grand Canyon Chapter
Activities and Needs: Assist families who lost their homes to fires, help families communicate with relatives in the military, transporting the elderly, low-income or disabled as well as educational programs. Need volunteers for all areas, including call centers.
Organization Address: 6135 N. Black Canyon Hwy, Phoenix 85015-6660
Phone: 602-347-6522
FAX: 602-336-5781
Minimum age for volunteers: 16 and up

Organization: Arizona Recreation Center for Handicapped
Activities and Needs: Drop-in activities/classes for people with special needs
Organization Address: 1550 W. Colter, Phoenix, AZ 85015
Phone: 602-230-2226
FAX: 602-230-0308

Minimum age for volunteers: 15 and up
Organization: Arrowhead Hospital
Activities and Needs: Opportunities for working in virtually all areas of the hospital from delivering mail to patient care.
Organization Address: 18701 N. 67th Ave., Glendale 85308-7101
Phone: 623-561-7232
FAX: 623-561-7273
Contact: Ms. Sandy Chilese
Minimum age for volunteers: 14 or in high school

*Arrowhead Hospital asks for a 6 month commitment

Organization: Arthritis Foundation
Activities and Needs: Public education, disease management programs, exercise (water & land based) programs, health fairs, special event fundraisers (golf tournaments, galas, etc.) Need volunteers, also, for in-office assistance and special events and aquatic & arthritis management instructors.
Organization Address: 1313 E. Osborn, Ste. 200, Phoenix 85014
Phone: 602-264-7679
FAX: 602-264-0563
Contact: Ms. Taren Norley
Minimum age for volunteers: 16
Organization: Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
Activities and Needs: Our volunteers provide comfort and caring, and assist our hospital staff in providing a positive experience for our patients. We have opportunities for teens and adults in both clinical and non-clinical settings, with a commitment of at least six months of service and a minimum of four hours a week.   
Organization Address: 5555 W. Thunderbird Rd., Glendale, AZ 85306
Phone: (602) 865-5760

E-mail: or

Contact: Kathy Lane or Barbara Peten
Minimum age for volunteers: 14

Organization:  Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS
Activities and Needs: Provides the community with the knowledge, resources and collective strength necessary for individuals to live long and well with HIV.
Organization Address: 1144 E. McDowell Rd., Ste. 200, Phoenix, AZ 85006
Phone: 602-307-5330 x2219
Contact: Harold Jeffers
Minimum age for volunteers: 16
Organization: Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona
Activities and Needs: Education, support, research & advocacy for people affected by seizure disorders. Volunteers for all categories including summer camp/puppet shows.
Organization Address: 240 W. Thomas Rd, Phoenix
Phone: 602-406-3581
FAX: 602-406-6147
E-mail: (request and application)
Contact: Kate Burns

Minimum age for volunteers: 16
Organization: Glendale Fire Department
Activities and Needs: Assist community in various areas. Classes/training included. Cadets will not be involved in active firefighting. EMT certification preferred.

Organization Address: 5800 W. Glenn Drive, Suite 350, Glendale, AZ 85301
Phone: (623) 930-2297

Contact: Tim Wayne

Minimum age for volunteers: 18
Organization: Hospice of the Valley

Activities and Needs: Opportunity to help with patient’s quality of life

Program: Teens in Nursing (thru Gateway Community College)

Organization Address: 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014

Phone: 602-636-6336 Fax: 602-636-5375

Web: (follow the link to teen volunteer section)

Minimum age for volunteers: 14 or in high school
Organization: John C. Lincoln Hospital - Deer Valley
Activities and Needs: Need volunteers for Public info. desk., gift shops, crisis companions, extended care center, children's community health services, adult day care center, thrift shop, clerical support, nursing units, patient hospitality and many more.
Organization Address: 19829 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix AZ 85027
Phone: 623-879-5765
FAX: 623-879-5242
E-mail: or
Web: (follow the tab to volunteer applications)
Minimum age for volunteers: 14

Organization: March of Dimes, Arizona Chapter
Activities and Needs: March of Dimes researchers, volunteers, educators, outreach workers and advocates work together to give all babies a fighting chance against pre-maturity, birth defects and low birth weight. Volunteer needs range from serving on committees for major fundraisers to lending a helping hand with various office projects, such as mailings and database updates. We work with your schedule.
Organization Address: 3550 N. Central Avenue, Suite 610 Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone: 602-266-9933
FAX: 602-266-9793

Minimum age for volunteers: 14
Organization: Maricopa Integrated Health System

Program: Junior Volunteer

Deadline: May 1, 2011
Activities and Needs: Volunteers needed in guest relations, clinic, administration, and to distribute patient reading materials, assist in office & work with children/newborns, plus more. You can work in 12 Family Health Centers, from Mesa to Avondale.
Organization Address: 2601 E. Roosevelt, Phoenix AZ 85008
Phone: 602-344-5348
FAX: 602-344-1417
Contact: Sandra Munoz
Minimum age for volunteers: 14
Organization: Maryvale Hospital Medical Center

Activities and Needs: Volunteers are the Ambassadors of Giving and one of our greatest resources. They donate their time and skills in various areas throughout our community of care.
Organization Address: 5102 W. Campbell, Phoenix AZ 85031
Phone: 623-848-5227
FAX: 623-848-5576
E-mail: online application
Minimum age for volunteers: 14
Organization: Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Program: Summer Intensive Volunteer Program
Activities and Needs: Various areas

Organization Address: 1919 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: 602-546-0269


Email: Hospital -

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Minimum age for volunteers: 16

* Phoenix Children’s Hospital asks for a commitment of 100 hours of service

Organization: Ronald McDonald House of Phoenix
Activities and Needs: Ronald McDonald House provides housing for families who must travel to Phoenix for medical treatment for their children. House volunteers work 3-hour shifts helping to maintain the House and grounds. (Dinner program: Group activity (10 people or less) where you prepare & serve dinners for families. Community Service (10 people or less) deep clean rooms.
Organization Address: 501 East Roanoke, Phoenix AZ 85004
Phone: 602-633-2030
Contact: Nate Harat
Minimum age for volunteers: 16
Organization: Special Olympics Arizona
Activities and Needs: Various sports competitions countywide for people ages 8-80 who have mental retardation. Need volunteers for Special Events. We have 8 events during the year.
Organization Address: 1850 N. Central Ave. STE 900 Phoenix, AZ
Phone: 602-230-0075
Contact: Kali Knaack

Minimum age for volunteers: 13
Organization: St. Joseph Medical Center

Program: Junior Volunteer Program

Date: June 6, 2011

Application Deadline: March 28, 2011
Activities and Needs: Explore careers in healthcare; provide services in same-day surgery, transport, IT, pediatrics and business office.
Organization Address: 350 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013
Phone: 602-406-3020
Minimum age for volunteers: 14
Organization: Banner Volunteer Services (Boswell Hosp.)
Activities and Needs: A wide variety of opportunities related to health and medicine. We have 250 volunteer assignments. We place volunteers in assignments of interest to them and meet their physical considerations.
Organization Address: 10401 West Thunderbird Blvd., Sun City, AZ 85351
Phone: Boswell – (623) 876-5387
FAX: 623-876-5756
Minimum age for volunteers: 14

*Applications accepted beginning in March for the summer opportunities.

Organization: United Blood Services
Activities and Needs: Donor center and mobile hosts/hostesses, hospital services, drivers, assist on blood drives, make phone calls to previous donors, assist on ASU campus blood drives, clerical, and mailings.
Organization Address: 6220 E. Oak St., Scottsdale
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1867
Phone: 877-827-4376
FAX: 480-675-5499
Contact: Ms. Jane Tellier
Minimum age for volunteers: 12 with parental supervision

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