Volunteers at Mercy are individuals who provide a variety of services in the hospital. Active members contribute a minimum of four hours a week, attend one reorientation per year, and complete additional annual training requirements as necessary for their work assignments.
High School Student Volunteers
The Student Volunteer Program is designed for high school students who are at least 15 years of age. These volunteers serve primarily as receptionists at the Information Desk. Student volunteers are required to have permission from a parent or guardian, 2 letters of recommendations, and donate at least 4 hours each week to the hospital.
Music Program Volunteers
Mercy’s Music Program is seeking compassionate, community oriented, volunteer musicians to play for patients in their rooms. If you are interested in being a part of this program, please contact Leslie Hendricks by email at [email protected]. You may also contact Kim Heyer at 209.769.5193. Please provide your name, e-mail, phone number, and what instrument(s) you play. Also include how many hours per week or month you are available to play.
Pet Therapy Volunteers
Our Pet Therapy volunteers provide special cheer to our patients by sharing their “best friend” with the hospital. Certified canines and their owners visit with consenting patients who value the unconditional love a pet can provide. Therapy Pets must undergo training and pass certification before being permitted to visit our patients. For more information, please call 209.564.5387.