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Serving from the heart, volunteering is a labor of love, uncomplicated by salaries and budgets. Whether delivering flowers, assisting visitors or transporting patients, the task is but a symbol of their compassion; serving for the greater purpose.
Volunteers are an integral part of the staff at St. Joseph's Medical Center. Hospital volunteers help to extend extra, non-clinical care and concern to all people who enter our doors. Whatever your area of interest might be, we are sure you will find volunteering at St. Joseph's to be a rewarding experience.
Here are some of the ways you an get involved as a volunteer:
Departmental volunteers serve in a variety of hospital departments including our Cancer Center, Behavioral Health Center, Spiritual Services, Skilled Nursing Facility, Emergency, and some inpatient care areas. General office (clerical support) volunteer opportunities are also available in a variety of areas.
Limited volunteer opportunities are available for high school and college students (applicants must be over 16 years of age). Most teens serve in either our Gift Shop or at the main Information Desk. If the applicant is interested in health care as a career, we attempt to match the student to their area of interest (sometimes this is not possible.) Student volunteers are scheduled to serve at least once a week and must commit to a minimum of six months of service.
Volunteers with our Interfaith Caregiver Program provide a variety of services for seniors such as shopping, running errands, transportation and escort to appointments, respite care, or yard work and minor house repairs. Sometimes seniors' needs are as simple as telephone reassurance or just friendly visiting.
For more information about volunteer opportunities, or to request a volunteer application, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator by calling 209.467.6527. All new volunteers are required to complete orientation, training, health and criminal background screenings.