Some of the most valuable individuals at Saint Francis Medical Center don’t make a penny for their time. And they wouldn’t have it any other way.
Approximately 180 active volunteers are the lifeblood of the compassionate spirit that exists at Saint Francis. Coordinated by the Volunteer Services team in the Saint Francis Foundation office, these selfless individuals do everything from staff the Medical Center’s gift shop to greet visitors at information desks and assist those in wheelchairs through our corridors.
Volunteers go through background checks and orientation training just like a paid employee, ensuring they are equipped and qualified to perform the important work they’re asked to do within the hospital. The minimum commitment is 40 hours per year, although many of our volunteers donate hundreds or even thousands of hours in support of our healing mission.
The summer junior program typically features 35-40 young volunteers, while you’ll see about 20 college students helping out during the fall and spring semesters through the service organizations at the university. All volunteers wear a blue vest so visitors immediately can identify them and ask for assistance, if needed.
There is always a need for additional volunteers in a campus as expansive as Saint Francis. In fact, we would like to expand our volunteer hospice program to include additional qualified ministers from throughout the region.
Saint Francis Foundation would like to thank all of our volunteers for their time and compassionate service, and acknowledge the important role they play in caring for the patients and visitors who come through our doors.
To learn more about how you can participate in Saint Francis’ Volunteer Services, please call 573-331-5166.