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Auxiliary Volunteers

Beginning on March 2, 1955 at Mercy Hospital, volunteers from all walks of life began to devote themselves to extending services that might not otherwise be available.

Our hospital volunteers are easily identified by their courteous smile, helpful attitude, and willing hearts as they serve with a friendly spirit of loyalty.

Volunteering at Mercy Hospital Downtown or Mercy Hospital Southwest offers a rewarding job to fill hours you have available, whether you are male, female, a professional, retiree, stay at home mom, office worker, newcomer, student, or someone looking for a new challenge. 

Auxiliary Volunteers work various shifts Monday - Friday between 7:00 am - 7:00 pm.

Become a Auxiliary Volunteer today! Fill out our online application. Auxiliary Volunteers must be 18 years or older and be able to pass a background check.

 Art for Healing Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer to help with our Art for Healing programs or create art-making activities with hospital patients, please email Donna Tirp at, or call her at 661.632.5357.

Art for Healing Volunteers must be 18 years or older and be able to pass a background check. 

Junior Volunteers

Junior Volunteers must be high school students 14 – 18 years old and able to volunteer at least once a week for four hours. Junior Volunteers work various shifts Monday - Friday between 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

Becoming a Junior Volunteer

Fill out our application, print it and obtain signatures from your counselor and parent before e-mailing, faxing or hand delivering the application to Volunteer Services at Mercy Hospital Downtown.

For more information please call the Volunteer Services Department at: 661.632-5613.

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