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St. Luke's Hospital Volunteer Program

Student Volunteer Program

Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's Hospital's Student Volunteer Program. Volunteers are part of the St. Luke's family and play a key role in the outstanding quality of our patient and visitor experience. The Student Volunteer Program is open to high school (age 16 and older) and college students who are interested in contributing their time to serve the visitors, patients and staff of St. Luke's Hospital. St. Luke's seeks dedicated students who want to help others and can make a weekly commitment to the hospital.

Student volunteers can assist with a variety of tasks including: customer service, gift shop, stocking supplies and transporting patients. (They do not perform or observe medical or patient care procedures of any kind.) Student volunteers are scheduled on the same day/same shift for the entire session and are required to volunteer four hours each week. Assignments are based on the needs of the hospital and the student's availability. Please note that evening and weekend assignments are limited.

We offer three sessions per year in our Student Volunteer Program: Spring, Summer and Fall. The session dates, service requirements, schedule and application dates are listed in the table below.

Please note that the Student Volunteer Program is suspended until further notice.

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 be required to undergo a background check (social security number required), health screenings, provide complete immunization records, receive a yearly flu shot (or show proof of prior receipt), as well as attend mandatory information, orientation and training sessions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I am currently 15 years of age, but I will turn 16 during the next student volunteer session. Can I still apply?
A: You must be 16 years of age at the time that we accept applications. We invite you to apply for the next session, after you have turned 16 years of age.

Q: I am available to volunteer. What is my next step?
A: Please complete the application during the appropriate application period and submit it to the Volunteer Office. If selected, applicants will be notified for a personal interview and potential volunteer opportunity.

Q: I missed the application period - what should I do?
A: Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept your application until the next open application period.

Q: What days and time do volunteers work?
A: The greatest need for volunteers is Monday through Friday during the day. Evening and weekend shifts are very limited. Shifts are: Morning (8 a.m. to 12 p.m.), Afternoon (12 p.m. to 4 p.m.) and Evening (4 p.m. to 8 p.m.).

Q: I have a job, but want to volunteer, as well. Can I volunteer whenever I am not scheduled to work?
A: Volunteering requires you to be available the same day and same shift each week for an entire term. Coordinating a regular schedule is necessary for our volunteer program to work effectively in conjunction with our hospital departments.

Q: I participate in sports and am not available for the whole semester. Can I still volunteer?
A: The volunteer program is structured to encompass full sessions only. Please apply when you are sure you can commit to serving a regularly scheduled shift for an entire session.

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