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 APPLICATION AND ORIENTATION
Adult/College Orientation Dates for 2017/2018
An information packet will be mailed once the online application is submitted.
- Friday, January 19, 2018 - APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED
- Friday, March 23, 2018 - ORIENTATION FILLED
- Saturday, May 12, 2018 - APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED
- Friday, July 20, 2018 - Application will be posted on 5/9/18 at 10 a.m.
Friday, November 16 - Application will be posted on 9/12/18 at 10 a.m.
High School Application and Orientation Dates for 2018
Due to the overwhelming interest in our High School Volunteer Program, there is only one orientation per calendar year which includes a mandatory parent/student meeting.
Application for high school students (January 10, 2018) is now closed.
High school parent/student meeting, Wednesday March 14, 2018
High school orientation, Saturday May 12, 2018
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.