Hospital-based Volunteers

TMC Auxiliary Volunteers are a crucial part of the Tucson Medical Center team, supporting more than 50 areas of service, including entrance points, clinical units and transportation of both patients and visitors. In addition, through three Auxiliary-operated retail sites, the TMC Auxiliary is able to donate back to the hospital to help fund medical services and programs.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Tucson Medical Center. Please note that we do not facilitate internships, externships, observerships or shadowing.

About TMC Volunteer Services

The TMC Auxiliary was created in 1949 to support clinical staff and as a charitable fund-raising arm for TMC. Our volunteers encompass a wide range of talent, including former TMC employees, recent retirees, college students and those looking for an opportunity to give back to the Tucson community.

Volunteers serve in many capacities:

  • providing clerical and office support
  • greeting and directing patients and visitors
  • playing therapeutic games with children
  • staffing the gift shops
  • serving as support for our hospital, patients and their families

Volunteers earn hours for their work and are recognized with service awards at specific increments, the first being 100 hours of service.

Currently, TMC is not able to accept those looking for court-ordered community service hours, high school students, tobacco-users, individuals without a Social Security number, or anyone who is not able to commit to at least 100 hours or six months of volunteer work.

How do I become a volunteer?

It's easy, just complete the following steps:

  1. Learn more about TMC's mission, vision and values
  2. Review the volunteer agreement
  3. Fill out the Standard Volunteer Application
  4. Learn about volunteer onboarding process

*College students: please review the College Student Volunteer Program Requirements before applying (after completing 1. and 2. above). Note: the application phase is closed until March 2019 for the spring and summer semesters. Please check back then, or for questions or more information, please contact us at (520) 324-5355 or email