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Summer Volunteen Program

The 2018 Summer Volunteen Program Application Process is now closed. Information for the 2019 Summer Volunteen Program will be available online in February, 2019.

Students between the ages of 14 and 18 years may apply for the Summer Volunteen program at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center. The program provides an opportunity for teens to get an inside look at what it’s like to work in the health care industry, while at the same time having an important positive impact on our patient, staff, and visitors.


Awards and Accolades

Our Volunteen program has garnered national recognition by several organizations, including the following:

  • Winner of the 14th Annual Arizona Governor’s Awards.
  • Invited to present at The White House Office of Public Engagement in Washington, D.C.
  • Program curriculum published, copy written, and sold to other hospital systems throughout the United States.

Application Dates and Deadlines

  • February 22 - One-Hour Parent Information Session from 5-6 pm at Campo Verde High School. Session starts promptly at 5 pm, early bird applications available for those who attend entire meeting - Campo Verde High School, 3870 South Quartz Street, Gilbert AZ.
  • March 1st - Application available online
  • March 14th - Application cutoff date (4 pm)
  • March 26th - Students notified to interview
  • April 7th - Interviews held 
  • April 16th - Notification of acceptance/regrets
  • May 19th  - Mandatory Orientation ( New Volunteens)
  • May 23rd – Mandatory Orientation (Returning Volunteens)
  • June 4th  - 2018 Summer Volunteen Program begins

Program Requirements

  • Must be 14 years of age prior to June 1st
  • Must be available to serve one 4-hour shift per week over the summer
  • Must attend a minimum of 3 education sessions
  • Must demonstrate a desire to assist patients and families, be responsible, interested in learning, and work well with a team.
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA is required

Contact Volunteer Services

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Dignity Health’s Mercy Gilbert Medical Center.  For more information regarding volunteer opportunities, please call the Volunteer Services Department at 480.728.7187.