Volunteer Opportunities

The Department of Volunteer Services of Saint Joseph Health System develops and maintains a team of volunteers to provide support and assistance in serving the needs of our patients, families, guests, and staff.

You don't need a healthcare background to volunteer at SJHS. We have positions that are both patient and non-patient related. All we ask for is a once a week commitment of three to four hours. Prior to starting, all of our new volunteers will have a chance to attend orientation. We strive to match the skills and talents you already have with our openings and needs.

Our Goals

  • To promote the positive role volunteers contribute to our organization and community outreach programs.
  • To encourage our student volunteers to consider a career in healthcare based on their positive experience volunteering with our organization.

Our Opportunities

Pre-Op Pal 
Assist patients and their families coming in for surgery.  Responsibilities include:

  • Taking patients to the second floor for registration
  • Showing them to their room in our Pre-Op area
  • Getting them settled in and answering questions they and their family might have

MOB Greeter 
Greet patients and families entering for appointments in the Medical Office Building. Responsibilities include:

  • Offering a friendly, approachable welcome.
  • Providing masks if they need one.
  • Helping direct them to their destination.

Discharge Ambassador 
Help prepare patients to go home. Responsibilities include:

  • Rounding up necessary items needed at home (i.e. equipment, prescriptions, etc.).
  • Helping to make sure personal items are not forgotten.
  • Transporting patients to the discharge door via wheelchair.

Pet Therapy 
Visit staff and patients throughout the building, lifting spirits and bringing smiles along the way. Responsibilities include:

  • Certification through TDI or other licensed program with proof of compliance.
  • Animals must be vet approved via updated records and shots.

Gift Shop Specialist 
Proceeds from our Gift Shops help cover unexpected costs. Be part of this important fundraising opportunity and meet some great staff and visitors along the way! Responsibilities include:

  • Helping visitors find that “perfect” gift.
  • Pricing new inventory
  • Taking phone orders
  • Completing orders
  • You can also browse on your own for gifts for your friends and family when time allows!

Diners Delight 
Share your musical talent during our lunch or dinner hours. Responsibilities include:

  • Playing our grand piano or bringing your own (non-electric) instrument to play

Clinic Volunteers 
Assist patients in many of our clinics who are here for our Wound Care Clinic, the Breast Center and others. Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the patient in a variety of ways.

Adult Volunteer Application Forms

College Volunteer Application Forms


High School Volunteer Application Forms


Director of Volunteer Services

Cari Wilson

p: 574.335.1125 
f: 574.335.1126