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St. Luke's Hospital Volunteer Program

Summer Student Volunteer Program – Chesterfield Campus

Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's Hospital Summer 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 Summer Student Volunteer 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 outpatients and running errands. They do not perform or observe medical procedures or assist with patient care. Each summer, volunteers are scheduled for one 4-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.) Please note that we are not able to customize schedules and 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.

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 Date Mandatory Orientation Date Minimum Commitment
Summer 2023 June 5, 2023 to
August 11, 2023
April 5, 2023* June 2, 2023
(1:30-3:30 p.m.)
34 Service Hours
*The application link will be available for 48 hours starting at 8:00 a.m. on April 5, 2023.
Applicants must be at least 16 years of age at the time of the 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
  • COVID-19 vaccination documentation with at least shot 1 & 2 documented. Boosters are not required but highly recommended.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Q: Can I volunteer during the school year or on school breaks?
A: Unfortunately, the student volunteer program is only available during the summer.

Q: I checked the program dates and information and am able to volunteer. What is the next step?
A: Please submit an online application when the application link is live. The Volunteer Office will contact you if you are selected for an interview.

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. 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.