“The heart of a volunteer is never measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others.” DeAnn Hollis

NEW! Valleywise Health is looking for adult volunteers to support patients and guests at the new Valleywise Comprehensive Health Center – Peoria. Call (602) 344-5348 or fill out an application to get started.

Valleywise Health volunteers play a huge role in keeping our patients comfortable, happy and calm while also ensuring our facilities run smoothly and efficiently. There are many ways for volunteers to get involved, including reception, patient communication, transportation services and much, much more.

We are also happy to offer our patients special pet therapy and music enrichment thanks to our enthusiastic and compassionate volunteers. These services can play a major role in making our patients’ treatment more comfortable and easing their stress, anxiety, depression and fatigue.

Who Can Volunteer?

We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds, experience levels and skill sets. In fact, the diversity of our volunteers is essential to meet the individual needs of every unique person we serve.

Due to the nature of our work, we seek individuals who are self-motivated, confident, and dependable. Being consistent is a priority for our population.

Please note that Valleywise Health does not participate in court-ordered community service or guarantee placement for job/certification programs. We also do not offer internship, externship or job shadow programs.

Volunteer opportunities are available for adults 18 years and older, with a 150-hour minimum commitment requirement. Applications are accepted year-round, background check and health/drug screening required.

Junior volunteer opportunities are available for 16- & 17-year-olds with parental/legal guardian consent, and a 50-hour minimum commitment is required. Juniors must provide an unofficial transcript from their school.

Summer volunteer opportunities are available between June 1st and August 31st with a 50-hour minimum commitment required. Volunteer applications are currently paused as we transition into the new Valleywise Health Medical Center. Applications will resume on May 1st. 

 Thank you for your interest in Valleywise Health.


Where Can I Help?

Our volunteers have many different skills, backgrounds and interests, but the one thing they have in common is a commitment to community service. Our team will work to place you in a department that closely matches your interests with our needs.

Patient-Oriented Opportunities:

When you volunteer in a position that requires close interaction with our patients, you’re helping us create a more comfortable, calming and meaningful experience for them. If a position listed below seems like a good fit for you, we invite you to complete our volunteer application form.

Volunteers greet families and initiate communications between the clinical staff and visitors, providing compassionate assistance as needed.

Volunteers circulate throughout the department to ensure patient/family needs are met and may also assist with clerical roles as directed by staff.

If you can remain calm and level-headed in a crisis, this is the role for you. Volunteers will comfort, support and inform patients and their loved ones in addition to assisting the clinical staff with stocking, running errands, making beds or answering phones.

Volunteers check visitors in and out, answer phones, stock areas, make rounds with the snack cart and perform other tasks as directed by the staff.

As a volunteer in this unit, you would work under the direction of our Child Life Specialists to interact with children and families at the bedside or in the playroom. You may also be asked to help stock, answer phone or run errands.

Volunteers in this unit are a critical link among our medical staff, patients and families. As a surgical volunteer, you’ll assist with tasks that provide care and support for our patients and help ensure smooth communication as the patient moves through admission, the family waiting room, pre-op, the operating room and post-anesthesia care unit (PACU).

Volunteers assist the Radiology team by greeting and escorting both patients and families to and from different locations and appointments. They may also be asked to perform clerical tasks and assist the team with day-to-day activities as directed by the staff.

Service-Oriented Opportunities:

If you’d prefer a role that allows you to interact with a variety of people, including patients, visitors, staff and others, you may be interested in one of our various service-oriented opportunities. These volunteers are essential to our patient wellness, accessibility and education. If you’re interested in learning more, please complete our volunteer application form.

This role would include greeting and assisting patients, visitors and others to help them feel more comfortable and provide them with accurate, helpful information and direction. Please note that this position requires a lot of walking.

Volunteers circulate throughout the department to ensure that patient/family needs are met. They also assist with clerical roles (e.g. reminder phone calls, basic filing, etc.).


If you have any questions about our volunteer opportunities or the application process, please fill out the form below or call (602) 344-5989.