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Volunteer Opportunities

At St. Mary Medical Center we offer a number of volunteer programs for mature adults, collegians and high school students. Join us as a clerical volunteer, at the information desk, in the gift shop, help with patient interaction or assist hospital staff.

Auxiliary Volunteer Services

Clerical Volunteer: Assist with filing, data entry, mailings and a range of other special needs.

Information Desk: Assist visitors by providing information, answering general questions and directing visitors.

Gift Shop & Wellness Boutique: For those who love to shop, the hospital's Gift Shop & Wellness Boutique would be the place to volunteer. 

Patient Interaction: Assist hospital staff by distributing reading materials such as newspapers to patients.

Hospital Staff: Assist staff in a certain department of the hospital.

If you would like to volunteer at St. Mary Medical Center, please contact Kim Whitsett, Volunteer Services Coordinator, at 562.491.9766. (Student volunteers: Please read below for different contact phone numbers.)

Health Scholar Program

A hands-on clinical student volunteer internship that allows participants to interact with patients alongside the patient care team. Health Scholars rotate among 17 clinical floors, embedded with teams of health care professionals. Health Scholars also have the opportunity to join the administrative departments to assist in hospital-wide and community projects with healthcare managers and executives.


  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Currently enrolled, accepted, or graduated from an accredited university or college

If you would like to speak with someone about the Health Scholar Extender program, please call 562.491.9413. If you are ready to fill out an online application, please visit rel="noopener noreferrer" Cope Health Scholars.

Junior Health Scholar Program

A pre-health career internship designed to offer high school students awareness of health careers under the guidance of a mentor in a clinical setting.


  • Must be 16-18 years old
  • Currently enrolled or graduated from high school

If you would like to speak with someone about the Junior Health Scholar Program, please call 562.491.9413. If you are ready rel="noopener noreferrer" to fill out an online application, please visit Cope Health Scholars.