How Can I Become a Volunteer?

Before applying, we ask that you familiarize yourself with the volunteer requirements and expectations. If you would like to become a volunteer, please complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the Volunteer Application. If you are under 18 years of age please apply for our Youth Volunteer Program.
  2. On the application form, you must provide two personal references. These references may be from a former employer, teacher, clergy person, or volunteer coordinator. We won't consider your application if you don't have references.
  3. The application will be submitted automatically online. A member of the staff will send an email inviting you attend a Volunteer Information Meeting within three weeks of receiving your application.
  4. If you wish to continue with the volunteer application process following the Information Meeting, we will schedule an interview with Volunteer Services personnel.
  5. After your interview, we will run a criminal background check on you.
  6. We will contact you when we receive the results of the criminal background check with details regarding volunteer onboarding requirements which include immunization documentation, two TB skin tests, and depending on where you will volunteer, you may also need the Hepatitis B series. TB skin tests and Hepatitis B vaccinations are provided to you at no charge at the Work Wellness Center. The Work Wellness Center is located on the A level of the University of Utah Hospital near the south end of the School of Medicine. Please take your current vaccination records with you. The clinic hours are from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Please call 801-581-2227 with any questions regarding the required immunizations.
  7. Once you have completed the onboarding requirements you may stop by the Volunteer Office to finalize your placement, purchase a volunteer shirt, and receive a four-digit PIN for logging your volunteer hours. We will also arrange additional orientation or hands-on training for your volunteer assignment with the department coordinator.

We look forward to meeting you and feel that both you and University of Utah Health will benefit from your volunteer experience!