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If you are a loving, caring, energetic person, why not become a valuable resource and an important part of the St. Joseph's Hospitals family? Whether you give our patients and families a little extra "TLC" or help our hospital team members behind the scenes, YOU , volunteers, from teens through seniors, make a big difference.

In the assigned four hour shifts we can match your background, skills, interests and availability with our needs at one of our four hospitals.

Volunteer Opportunities at St. Joseph's Hospital:

Ambassador - 
Serve as a greeter and escort for patients, visitors and all other guests entering the hospital.
Shifts: Monday - Friday   8am-12pm, 12-4pm and 4-8pm

Escort - Greet patients and visitors, escort them to their destinations and expedite admissions and discharges.
Shifts: Monday - Friday   9am-1pm and 1-5pm

Eucharistic Ministers - Eucharistic Ministers are trained individuals that bring the gift of Eucharist to Catholic patients.
Shifts: Daily morning hours

Gift Shop - Greet customers, assist customers in selection of merchandise, deliver flowers and gifts to patients' rooms and help sort and display merchandise.
Shifts: Monday - Friday   9am-1pm, 1-5pm and 4-7pm
Saturday and Sunday   10am-4pm

Information Desk - Use your good people skills to greet patients and visitors, operate the computer to provide patient information and handle incoming calls.
Shifts: Monday - Friday   9am-1pm, 1-5pm, 5-8pm

Pastoral Care - Pastoral Care Visitors are lay individuals trained at St. Joseph's Hospital. They focus their visits on ministering and listening to patients and their families.
Shifts: Monday - Sunday   9am-7pm (flexible shifts)

Pet Therapy (Dogs Only) - Bring your special dog, after training, to interact with the patients, families and staff.
Shifts: Monday - Sunday   9-11am, 11am-2pm, 2-4pm, 4-6pm and 6-8pm

Surgery Waiting Rooms - Act as the liaison between families and patients.
Shifts: Monday - Friday   8am-12:30pm, 12:30-5pm and 4:30-8pm

Shuttle - Transport patients, visitors, employees and volunteers to all areas of the hospital campus.
Shifts: Monday - Friday   8am-12pm and 12-4pm

What You Can Expect From Us
As an official St. Joseph's Hospital volunteer, you will receive:

  • An orientation to our hospital.
  • Training and a service description specific to your volunteer assignment. 
  • Flexible schedule or mornings, afternoons, evenings or weekends. 
  • Free TB test. 
  • Free flu shots.
  • Free parking in designated areas.
  • Discounted meal tickets.
  • Discount at the Gift Shop.
  • Invitations to the Annual Appreciation Banquet and other appreciation events.
  • New friendships with others who share your commitment.
  • Special uniform which you purchase.

How Can I Join?
If you would like to volunteer at St. Joseph's Hospital, please read our Volunteer Training Manual and complete our Volunteer Application (adults only).

You may also apply to volunteer at any one of our other hospitals by clicking the links below:
St. Joseph's Women's Hospital
St. Joseph's Children's Hospital
St. Joseph's Hospital-North

2014 Summer Teen Program - St. Joseph's Hospitals
We are full for our Summer 2014 program. Please check back here in late January for our 2015 program registration details.

If you have any questions, please contact the volunteer office at (813) 870-4188.
The most precious gift you give another is your time, attention and love.


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