What do you look for in a volunteer?

Huntsman Cancer Institute seeks caring, dependable, and committed individuals who are flexible in accepting assignments. We have many opportunities for you to serve and will match your skills and interests with an appropriate type of service.

What is the minimum age to volunteer?

Junior volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

What type of commitment must I make?

Many volunteer positions require a commitment of at least one four-hour shift each week for a minimum of six months.

How do I apply to volunteer?

Print out the online application or request an application from Volunteer Services at 801-587-4050 or 801-587-4016, or e-mail volunteerservices@hci.utah.edu.

What is required to become a volunteer?

Volunteers complete an application, provide two letters of reference, have a personal interview, and attend orientation. The orientation provides instruction on patient confidentiality, health and safety issues, and specific information regarding your role as a volunteer. You will be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement and pass a criminal background check. Certain health requirements must be met, and volunteers need to have updated immunizations. HCI provides free uniforms and name badges for all volunteers.

Do I need a physical examination before working as a volunteer?

No physical exam is required, but volunteers must have two TB tests within the last year. If you cannot document this, HCI will provide a free TB test.

What type of training will I receive?

We provide an orientation to Huntsman Cancer Institute and assignment-specific training. Information about confidentiality and health and safety issues will also be addressed.

What if I am sick or go on vacation and can't come in?

We understand that volunteers go on vacations and sometimes miss work because of illness. We ask that you notify volunteer services and your placement area if you must miss a shift.

Where will I park my car?

Free parking is provided.

What benefits will I receive?

Volunteers have an opportunity to gain valuable experience, uncover hidden potential, and work alongside some of the world's most renowned cancer professionals. Volunteers are included in Huntsman Cancer Institute events. Volunteers receive a meal voucher for each four-hour shift worked.