• How to Volunteer

How to Volunteer

Mercy Hospitals was built by members of the community that wanted to make a difference. The support of the community we serve continues to play a vital role in ensuring high quality health care and life-enriching programs are available close to home.

Friends of Mercy Foundation

Gifts to the Friends of Mercy Foundation have helped provide for the changing health care needs of our community by constructing buildings, enhancing programs, purchasing new medical equipment, funding scholarships, supporting community outreach efforts, and much, much more.

If you'd like to learn more about the Friends of Mercy Foundation, visit SupportFriendsofMercy.org.

Types of Volunteers

Volunteers serve in several areas of the hospital and are an integral part of the team at Mercy Hospitals.

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 and varied weekend hours.

Becoming a Junior Volunteer

Fill out our application, print it and obtain signatures from your counselor and parent before e-mailing ([email protected]), faxing 661.663.6755 or hand delivering the application to Volunteer Services at Friends of Mercy Foundation (located at Mercy Southwest campus), 551 Shanley Court.

Fillable Junior Application

Printable Junior Application

For more information please call the Friends of Mercy Foundation at: 661.663.6700.

Auxiliary Volunteers


Beginning on March 2, 1955 at Mercy Hospital downtown, 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 smiles, helpful attitudes, 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 Emily Hernandez at [email protected], 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.