Volunteer Services

Saint Mary’s Regional Health System’s Volunteer Hospitality Desk is located at the front entrance of the facility.

Volunteers welcome our guests with a warm greeting and offer assistance if needed. The volunteers provide a variety of assistance to the patients and visitors at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center. They personally deliver letters, packages, flowers, and newspapers to patients each morning.

Would you like to make a difference? Here’s a fantastic way to do so! Come volunteer – as little or as much – at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center! We have a group of about 100 men and women of all ages who help in so many different ways….from arranging flowers, driving a courtesy cart, assisting families in surgery waiting, being at the front information desk to help patients and visitors, and many more!

The application is simple, you are trained for your position, you meet and fellowship with wonderful volunteers and employees, you enjoy a free meal for every three hours of work….and the list of benefits goes on and on! Consider joining our great team and make a difference…in someone’s life and YOUR OWN!!!!

What does a volunteer do?

  • Deliver flowers
  • Deliver mail
  • Transport patients by wheelchair to other areas of the hospital
  • Assist patients in leaving the hospital at the time of discharge
  • Pick up and deliver meal trays
  • Deliver supplies to departments
  • Clerical duties as requested by departments
  • Assist with special hospital functions and events
  • Perform other duties requested that can be helpful to staff, patients and visitors

What are the benefits of being a volunteer?

  • Make new friends
  • Grow in understanding
  • Use your many talents
  • Develop new interests
  • Enjoy the deep satisfaction that comes with helping others

If you are interested in Volunteer Services at Saint Mary’s Regional Health System, please contact the Human Resources Department at 479-968-2841. You may download your volunteer application here>>

Volunteer Philosophy & Mission Statement

Saint Mary’s Volunteer Services department of Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center is dedicated to providing qualified, well-trained volunteers for appropriate placement in a variety of areas throughout the hospital. Volunteers contribute to the services which add to the comfort, care, and well-being of the patients, their families, the staff, the visitors, and the community. Volunteers assist in supplementing the basic essential services and help the hospital to meet its needs in providing courteous, compassionate, cost-effective patient care. Volunteers have the opportunity to experience the reward of giving of one’s self. Volunteer Services prohibits discrimination based upon age, sex, race, religion, national origin, or disability status.

Student Volunteer Program

Are you a student interested in a medical field? Each summer, high school and college students (age 16 and older) may apply to participate in Saint Mary’s Student Volunteer summer program. Eligible applicants interested in pursing medical careers are urged to apply. You may pick up a printed 2018 brochure and application at our switchboard or download it here. Applications are available and accepted in late spring. Approved applicants will be notified.

Student volunteer participants must submit to drug screening prior to service, as well as complete a six-hour orientation covering HIPAA patient-privacy laws, infection control, professional conduct, and customer service. They are also trained and certified to transport patients by wheelchair.

As with adult volunteers, student volunteers work in 4-hour shifts, performing duties such as escorting patients and guests, wheelchair escort of discharged patients, materials and lab transport, and department-specific duties. At the end of the summer, they are awarded a certificate for the number of hours contributed, and are honored with an appreciation celebration. College students over age 18 may also choose to volunteer during the school year.

For more information on Saint Mary’s student volunteer program and its requirements, contact Saint Mary’s Volunteer Services Coordinator at 479-968-2841, ext. 0.