Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

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How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center/UMHC-University of Miami Hospital & Clinics. Individuals age 15 or older can volunteer their time to help Sylvester’s patients, faculty, and staff at Sylvester/UMHC in Miami, Sylvester at Deerfield Beach, and Sylvester at Kendall. Individuals may volunteer a minimum of four hours a week for at least six consecutive months. Exceptions exist for students, who may volunteer for minimum of 40 hours per year. Volunteers may begin any time of the year. Our greatest needs exist Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Evening and weekend shifts are also available.

To apply for a volunteer position with Sylvester, all applicants must:

  • Be at least 15 years old (Volunteers under the age of 18 must obtain a signed consent by a parent or guardian.)
  • Complete the application form and submit to appropriate office.
  • Complete the UHealth Standards of Behavior
  • Pass a security background check
  • Pass a tuberculosis screening (PPD or chest x-ray)
  • Complete the Sylvester/UMHC Volunteer Orientation

Benefits of Volunteering at Sylvester

Volunteering your time and talents to Sylvester will provide you with a sense of accomplishment and personal satisfaction. Sylvester will provide you with unique opportunities to utilize and improve your talents and skills. For your time and energy, we also offer:

  • Free valet parking
  • Discounted meals
  • Exposure to the health care field
  • A chance to learn new skills and meet new people
  • Letters of referral after reaching 40 hours
  • Presidential Service Awards after reaching 100 hours

For more information, please contact volunteer services at (305) 243-3663

“I volunteered as a Patient Ambassador at Sylvester and with the American Cancer Society, I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Everyone was really welcoming and helpful. I truly recommend this to everyone. I left Sylvester feeling fulfilled and grateful that I was able to volunteer here.” – Stephanie

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