The Student Volunteer Program is open to high school and college students (age 14 and older) who are interested in donating their time serving the visitors, patients and staff of St. Luke's Hospital. St. Luke's seeks dedicated and organized students who want to help others and who can make a weekly commitment to the hospital.
Student volunteers can assist with a variety of tasks including: customer service, clerical support, 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.
Our Student Volunteer Program is divided into three sessions per year: Spring, Summer and Fall. The session dates, service requirements, schedule and application dates are listed in the table below.
All applicants will be notified of their status after the application period is closed. Selected volunteers 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 information, orientation and training sessions.
Please refer to the table below to determine if applications are currently being accepted.
|The application link will be available on the date that applications are accepted.|
|Volunteer Session||Session Dates||Applications Accepted||Minimum Commitment|
|Spring||January 2 through May 31||Beginning November 6, 2017 at 10 a.m.||50 Service Hours|
|Summer||June 1 through mid-August||28 Service Hours|
|Fall||Mid-August through December 31||50 Service Hours|
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I am available to volunteer. What is my next step?
A: Complete the application during the appropriate application period and submit it to the Volunteer Office. You will be contacted to discuss the next steps.
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. Please apply for the next volunteer term you are available.
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 (8/9 a.m. to Noon), Afternoon (Noon to 3/4 p.m.) and Evening (4 to 8 p.m.).
Q: I have a job, but want to volunteer, as well. Can I volunteer whenever I'm not scheduled to work?
A: Volunteering requires you be available the same day & 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 only encompass full sessions. 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.