Help Your Community. Meet New People. Be a Volunteer.

If you are looking for a way to make a difference, have fun and meet new people in an exciting healthcare setting, then join our volunteer team at University Medical Center of El Paso (UMC) and our clinics around town. UMC has more than 200 dedicated volunteers who make a lasting impact on our patients and guests.

As a volunteer you will acquire new skill sets, gain new experiences and help us deliver exceptional care and service to our patients and guests.

When you become a volunteer at UMC, you join a team of caring professionals whose mission is to enhance the health and wellness of the El Paso community by making high quality, affordable healthcare services accessible to all.

Our Volunteers are dedicated men and women from different backgrounds, who share a common desire to help others. In addition to helping others, volunteers have the opportunity to meet new friends, learn new skills, gain new insights, interact with patients and families, and achieve a sense of accomplishment.

Assignment Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering, there is a good chance we have an opportunity for you! Here is a listing of some of our opportunities:

UMC Main Campus

  • Information Desk
  • Patient Escort
  • Patient Advocate
  • Gift Shop
  • Nutrition Services
  • Magazine Cart
  • Visiting Patients
  • Clerical/administrative
  • Occupational and Physical Therapy
  • Ministry
  • Chaplaincy
  • Sharing Arts/Crafts
  • Music Therapy
  • Knitting Caps for Newborns

UMC Outpatient Clinics

  • Clerical Support
  • Lobby Concierge
  • Occupational and Physical Therapy
  • Patient Advocate
  • Patient Portal Information

Hospital Projects

  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies
  • Ground Breaking Ceremonies
  • Patient Moves
  • Hospital events


After review of your application, you will be contacted via email to schedule an interview. We use the interview time to get to know you a little better and explore talents and interests to create the best fit experience for both you and the organization.

Orientation and Pre-Screening

For those accepted into the program after the interview, completion of the required orientation (once a month) and supplemental screening is the next step. The following are required of all incoming volunteers:

  • Background Check (18 years of age or over)
  • TB Test and Lab Work (these procedures will be done at University Medical Center at no charge to you) 
  • Copy of your shot record if possible