Play an important role in serving our hospital community.

Volunteers are at the heart of service here at Yuma Regional. You are integral to our work and positively impact patients, staff and community members alike. Our volunteers come from all walks of life, from high school students to retirees to former patients and employees, and share one thing in common: a giving spirit and the desire to connect with others in the community.

Together, our volunteers generously contribute thousands of hours each year. In order for us to provide the best possible service to patients and visitors, we ask that volunteers serve a minimum of four hours per week. If a weekly commitment will not work for you, ask about volunteering for a special project or a flexible assignment.

Understanding the value that volunteers bring, we take our time to ensure that you are matched with opportunities you find personally rewarding. Whatever your interests, skills or experience, there’s a place for you here. Positions are available mornings, afternoons and evenings, seven days a week and include these and other opportunities:

  • Working as an office assistant
  • Offering support on one of our patient units
  • Assisting with a blood drive
  • Providing patient services, such as a book cart or beverage cart
  • Working in the Corner Stork café and gift shop
  • Assembling flower arrangements for patients
  • Staffing an information desk
  • Driving a courtesy cart
  • Offering support and resources at the Cancer Resource Center

Your service also has numerous benefits, including annual service awards, holiday, hospital and volunteer week celebrations, free or discounted educational programs as well as cafeteria, café or gift shop purchases. In addition, at no charge, we provide annual flu shots, TB testing, the hepatitis B vaccine and testing for immunity to rubella, measles and chickenpox for all volunteers. Other benefits include letters of recommendation for volunteers serving more than six months and in good standing, participation in our healthcare career camp, shadowing experience, scholarship and other opportunities.

Volunteer Eligibility for Adults

The very best care is achieved when patients work closely with members of the care team. These simple steps will make a difference and help keep you safe.

  • Completion of online application.
  • Minimum age of 18 and no longer in high school.
  • Service commitment of at least four hours per week and six months or more.
  • Clear background check.
  • No previous experience is needed. On the job training provided.

Note: Court-ordered community service is not available.

For more information on volunteer programs, please call the Volunteer Office at 928-336-7065 or email volunteerservices@yumaregional.org.

Junior Volunteers

Volunteer positions for students ages 15 to 18 provide young adults with a chance to make a difference in our community, create lifelong friendships and explore healthcare careers. As a volunteer, you will experience the satisfying rewards that service to others can bring and make a positive impact to others in our community.

All volunteer candidates who meet the eligibility criteria will be scheduled for an in-person orientation by our team. This will be followed by a one-on-one meeting with a staff member to discuss volunteer expectations, service opportunities, your areas of interest and the final steps required to become a volunteer.

Eligibility for Junior Volunteers

Note: The application window is currently closed, check back for future opportunities. 

  • Completion of Junior Volunteer online application.
  • Minimum age of 15.
  • Must be enrolled in high school.
  • Service commitment of at least three to four hours per week for a minimum of one semester or summer break.
  • Parental consent is required for those 15 to 18 years old and still in high school.
  • Two references are required.

Note: Court-ordered community service is not available.

Programs and Scholarships

Mentor Me M.D. Program

Mentor Me M.D. is an opportunity for young adults to be exposed to exciting healthcare career opportunities. The purpose of the program is to promote healthcare careers in our young population and mentor a group of students by showing them aspects of the medical field – giving them opportunities for direct contact with medical professionals, patients and clinical staff – all of this while learning about professional development to help them obtain their career goals. By participating in special programs such as flu shot clinics and sports coverage, the mentees can give back to the Yuma community. Additionally, those applicants within the program will have the unique opportunity to be assigned to a family medicine resident and gain the much-needed support, feedback and guidance that can be derived from a mentor/mentee relationship. By witnessing first-hand the work and sacrifices that our YRMC family medicine residents undertook to get where they are today, we hope to inspire a new generation of doctors and other healthcare providers. In short, our mentors will benefit from an opportunity to influence the next generation positively, obtain new insights and perspectives, grow as a mentor, and attain recognition for mentorship excellence. Mentees will benefit from personalized access to a knowledgeable colleague in a non-threatening environment that includes reassurance and support, strategic career planning, and skill development as a route to achieving improved self-confidence, professional growth, and career success.

Mentor Me M.D. Eligibility/Requirements

  • Submit completed Mentor Me M.D. Program application.
  • Must be a current high school or college volunteer between the ages of 16-23.
  • Submit resume including volunteering service at Yuma Regional.
  • Include a 500-word (or less) essay: “What attracts you to a career in healthcare?”.
  • Submit current (unofficial) transcript.
  • Submit one (1) letter of recommendation from a current teacher and or school counselor.
  • Commit to attending one (1) two-hour meeting/session once and/or twice a month.
  • Must be enthusiastic about engaging and contributing in each of the meetings/sessions.
  • Must be available to volunteer in special programs, such as flu shot clinics, sideline sports coverage health fairs and projects, etc.

Note: The application window is currently closed, check back for future opportunities. 

Volunteer Services Healthcare Scholarship

Five $2,000 scholarships each year support educational opportunities for the next generation of medical professionals. Preference is given to Yuma Regional student volunteers. Funding is made possible through the generosity and fundraising efforts of Yuma Regional volunteers, proceeds from retail operations and donations from supporters of this program.

The 2024 scholarship opened on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, and will close on Sunday, March 31, 2024. Selected applicants will be notified by Friday, May 3, 2024. If you have questions about these scholarships or the application process, please contact the Foundation office at 928-336-7043 or foundation@yumaregional.org.

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior with an interest in healthcare-related career programs, or
  • Be a current college student accepted by or currently enrolled in an accredited healthcare-related career program, or
  • Be a graduate student accepted by or currently enrolled in a healthcare-related program.
  • Be a current resident of Yuma County.
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, or the GPA required by the specific scholarship.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher if you are a previous scholarship cycle recipient.
  • Complete the online application

Gabriela Velazquez Scholarship

Gabriela “Gaby” Velazquez was a dedicated Jr. Volunteer at Yuma Regional Medical Center since October 2022, generously contributing 364 hours of her time. In remembrance of her, Yuma Regional Medical Center Volunteer Services established a scholarship in her name, which is a tribute to her passion for community service, ensuring Gaby’s legacy of helping others by supporting high school students in achieving their goals.

The 2024 scholarship opened on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, and will close on Sunday, March 31, 2024. Selected applicants will be notified by Friday, May 3, 2024. If you have questions about these scholarships or the application process, please contact the Foundation office at 928-336-7043 or foundation@yumaregional.org.

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Be a current or graduating Cibola High School senior with an interest in healthcare-related career programs, or
  • Be a current college student  accepted by or currently enrolled in an accredited healthcare-related career program, or
  • Be a graduate student accepted by or currently enrolled in a healthcare-related program.
  • Be a current resident of Yuma County.
  • Be a former or current YRMC volunteer.
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, or the GPA required by the specific scholarship.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher if you are a previous scholarship cycle recipient.
  • Complete the online application.

How to Apply

  • Adults (ages 18 or older) can apply online.
  • The application window is currently closed for Junior Volunteers and Mentor Me M.D.
  • The application for the Volunteer Services Healthcare Scholarship and the Gabriela Velazquez Volunteer Services Scholarship is now open.