Volunteer Services
Every day, thousands of volunteers throughout the country dedicate their time, energy and compassion to help City of Hope.  They make a tremendous difference to the people we help and the work we do.

Volunteering at City of Hope at the Duarte Campus
Our volunteer program is designed for retirees, working individuals, college and high school students and others seeking new challenges or meaningful ways to support the City of Hope community.  Volunteers are matched by individual interests, availability, suitability and on the current needs of requesting departments.  Hours are flexible, a minimum of a 4 hour shift per week for adults and a minimum of 3 hours per week for high school students per week.
Upcoming Volunteer Orientations
Due to the overwhelming interest in our High School Volunteer Program, there is only one orientation which includes a mandatory parent/student meeting per calendar year.
Upcoming Volunteer Orientations
Adult Orientations
  • Thursday, September 12, 2013 - CLOSED
  • Wednesday, November 6, 2013 (Application available 9/19/13) - CLOSED
  • Tuesday, February 18, 2014 (Application available 12/09/2013) - CLOSED
  • Tuesday, April 25, 2014 (Application available 02/04/14)

             “Application now available for the April 25, 2014 Orientation. - CLOSED

  • Wednesday, July 9, 2014 (Application available 04/29/14)
  • Wednesday, September 11, 2014 (Application available 7/1/14
  • Thursday, Thursday,November 6, 2014 (Application available 08/26/14)
High School Orientations
  • High School Parent Meeting Thursday, March 13, 2014
  • High School Orientation Saturday, May 17, 2014 (10 a.m.. to 2 p.m..) CLOSED
Applying to Volunteer
Complete the on-line volunteer application when available (see dates above). Within a few weeks of receiving your application, you will receive an application packet to complete.  Once you have completed and mailed back your application, you will need to arrange for an interview.
Attending Orientation/Training
Volunteers are required to attend a 4 hour volunteer orientation training.
Following the Training
New volunteers supply medical records confirming that they have had the measles, mumps, rubella immunization and take 2 TB skin tests that are 2 weeks apart.  Health screening is provided by City of Hope.  Once the process is completed, the Security Department provides a badge.  The volunteer returns to Volunteer Service to discuss a specific placement and to receive additional training.