Join Our Community

Lee Shields, Volunteer Services Coordinator
Phone: 314.653.5032
Fax: 314.653.5225
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Closed Saturday, Sunday and Holidays

Volunteers Make Amazing Things Happen

Every day, we hear how grateful our patients, staff and visitors are for the time our volunteers donate. In 2012, volunteers donated more than 74,000 hours of service.

We are always looking for energetic people willing to commit to a minimum of four hours per week. The availability of positions is usually greatest weekdays during business hours. Volunteers should be flexible and willing to do a variety of tasks.

There’s a volunteer position for just about any interest and talent:

  • Child Development Center volunteers assist in our day care center
  • Emergency Department volunteers escort patients and their family members in the ED; evening hours available
  • Gift Shop volunteers ring sales, so retail experience is preferred, evening/weekend hours available
  • Greeters assist staff with admissions and escort patients  
  • Intensive Care Unit volunteers answer phones and file; evening/weekend hours available  

When you volunteer, you can:

  • Be part of your community
  • Build self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Develop and interact with a new social network
  • Enhance your resume
  • Explore new interests and hobbies
  • Feel needed and valued
  • Improve your health
  • Meet all kinds of people
  • Make a difference in someone’s life
  • Set a good example for your children
  • Feel good about yourself!

Teen Volunteers

Opportunities for teen volunteers are coordinated around the academic year. By volunteering after school, students 16 and older can impact the lives of others while earning valuable work experience. A commitment of 100 hours is required.

Requirements of Volunteers

  • TB test
  • Annual flu vaccine
  • Time commitment (100 hours for teens; 4 hours per week for adults)
  • Adherence to dress code at all times while on duty:
    • Uniform top (purchased from the Volunteer Services Department)
    • Tan or khaki pants/skirts (natural waistline, not baggy)
    • Comfortable walking shoes
    • Badge

How to Apply

Applications are available in the volunteer office (first floor of the main Hospital tower).
We’ll review your application, check your references and, if you are over 18, complete a criminal background check. We’ll also call you for an interview.