By joining our dynamic community of volunteers, you can be a valuable part of the patient care experience at City of Hope's main medical center in Duarte, California, or take a hand in our nationwide fundraising efforts.
Volunteers help create a compassionate environment for patients, caregivers and guests. Our volunteers hail from all backgrounds and ages, from 15 to 91. Together, they keep nearly 80 services humming along by contributing shifts each week of three to four hours, working between 6:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. They gain new skills while contributing their own experience and expertise to our mission...as well as their winning smiles and selfless enthusiasm.
Volunteers can choose from a range of participation levels that accommodates each person's time, interest and specialties. Volunteer opportunities at our main campus and in the communities we serve include...
- In the Office: You can provide supplemental clerical staff support and collaborate with departments throughout the medical center.
- Unique Patient Care: Are you interested in one of our individualized care programs? In Art for the Heart at City of Hope's Helford Clinical Research Hospital, volunteers help patients and caregivers personalize their rooms with interchangeable art. In the Hope Volunteer Visitor Program they visit patients and caregivers one-on-one, helping them to work through the loneliness and isolation that can result from inpatient and adult day hospital care.
- Outside Resources: Thanks to a collaboration between Claremont, McKenna, Pitzer and Scripps colleges and City of Hope’s Department of Supportive Care Medicine, premedical students provide local community resources and help patients navigate the medical center. Through a national program, Musicians on Call, musicians are invited to perform live music at patient bedsides.
VOLUNTEER APPLICATION AND ORIENTATION
Adult/College Orientation Dates for 2016/2017
An information packet will be mailed once the online application is submitted.
- Friday, November 4, 2016 - CLOSED
- Friday, January 27, 2017 - CLOSED
- Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - CLOSED
- Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - CLOSED
- Wednesday, July 12, 2017- CLOSED
- Saturday, September 9, 2017 - CLOSED
- Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - Application for this date is now CLOSED
High School Application and Orientation Dates for 2017
Application for High School Students will be available on January 10, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. - CLOSED
High School Parent Meeting, Wednesday, March 15, 2017
- High School Orientation, Saturday, May 13, 2017
Applying to Volunteer
Following TrainingNew volunteers will supply medical records confirming that they have had the measles, mumps, rubella immunization and will take two TB skin tests that are two weeks apart. Health screening is provided by City of Hope. Once the process is completed, volunteers will stop by our Security Department to receive their badge. Then they'll return to Volunteer Services to discuss a specific placement and to receive additional training.
VOLUNTEER AROUND THE COUNTRY
Contact the fundraising office nearest you to find out about volunteer opportunities in your area.
WHAT OUR VOLUNTEERS SAY
Greeting visitors and patients as a volunteer has given me an opportunity to repair my spirit and soul. City of Hope saved my life and this is my way of helping save others.
Volunteering gives me the opportunity to promote the outstanding work City of Hope does. What I do inspires me and gives me a chance to inspire others, too.
I feel I make a difference every time I volunteer my time. When supplies of blood and platelets are at critical low points, I work with local and national newspapers to get people to donate as quickly as possible.