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St. Luke's Hospital Volunteer Program

Summer Student Volunteer Program

Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's Hospital's Summer Student Volunteer Program. The program is open to high school and college students (age 16 and older) who are interested in contributing their time to serve the visitors, patients, and staff of St. Luke's Hospital.

Student volunteers primarily assist by escorting and transporting patients and visitors and by running errands. They do not observe or perform medical procedures or assist with patient care. Each summer, volunteers are scheduled for one four-hour shift per week on the same day and same shift for the entire session. (Morning shifts are 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and afternoon shifts are 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.). We are not able to customize schedules and volunteer assignments are based on the needs of the hospital and the student's availability.

Dedicated and organized students who want to help others and who can make a weekly commitment during the summer are encouraged to apply. The application period is open for 48 hours beginning the date listed below. Students must apply personally and must be at least age 16 at the time of application.

Important dates and information are listed in the table below.
St. Luke's Hospital follows all protocols and procedures essential for the health and safety of our community, staff, and volunteers. As a result, any necessary changes to the program or updates to the timeline will be posted here.

Summer Student Volunteer Program
Volunteer Session Session Dates Application Start Date Mandatory Orientation Date Minimum Commitment
Summer 2024 June 3, 2024 to
August 9, 2024
April 12, 2024
12:00 p.m.*
Online Application
May 31, 2024
1:30-3:30 p.m.
34 Service Hours
*The application link will be available for 48 hours; applicants must be age 16 at the time of application.

After the application period is closed, selected applicants will be contacted for a personal interview and potential volunteer opportunity. Applicants chosen for the program will complete a clearance process before beginning volunteer service. The clearance process includes:
  • Urine drug screen
  • Criminal background check (social security number required)
  • Blood draw to screen for tuberculosis, measles, mumps and rubella
  • Immunization record review
  • Current influenza vaccination documentation (or agree to receive one)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I am currently 15 years old but will turn 16 during the summer. Can I still apply?
A: You must be 16 years old at the time you submit your application. We invite you to apply for the following summer after you have turned 16.

Q: I am going to participate in another summer program and cannot start my shift on time. Can I arrange a late start or a later shift?
A: Volunteer shift times are set, and full morning or afternoon shifts are required to meet the minimum requirement of 34 service hours. Arriving late or leaving early will mean you cannot successfully complete the program.

Q: I missed the application period – what should I do?
A: Unfortunately, you will not be able to apply until next summer. Please look for details about the program early next year.

Q: I have a job and attend summer school but want to volunteer also. Can I volunteer whenever I am free?
A: The volunteer program requires you to be available the same day and same shift for the entire summer. A maximum of two vacation dates (missed shifts) are built into the session. Coordinating a regular schedule is necessary for our volunteer program to work effectively in conjunction with our hospital departments. If you are not available on a consistent weekday morning or afternoon during the summer, you will not be able to volunteer.

If you have any questions, please call 314-542-4768.