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Ask Yourself These Questions

Helpbutton-1  Before you apply, ensure that you are able to fulfill the role of a volunteer with one of our Saint Thomas Health hospitals by asking yourself the following:

  • Am I at least 18 years of age or older and not enrolled in high school? If no, see the Junior Volunteer Program application process.
  • Have I carefully considered my availability and know that I can commit to an ongoing service schedule?
  • Do I have a positive attitude and a sincere interest in the hospital and its mission of serving others?
  • Will I treat my volunteer responsibilities with the same respect that I do work and/or school obligations?
  • Do I enjoy working in new situations, taking on different duties, or helping in additional ways based on the needs of the people around me?
  • Am I comfortable in a clinical environment where I will see patients who are sick or in pain and families under stress?
  • Am I committed and comfortable with the boarding process Saint Thomas Health requires including volunteer interviews, orientation, medical and background checks as well training (this may total as many as 4 trips to the hospital) before my actual volunteer shift begins?
  • Do I willingly agree to submit personal references and approval for a criminal background check?

If you answer "yes" to all, please continue. If you answer "no" to any, it is possible that our organization may not meet your goals as a volunteer.

Click Here for Volunteer Program Requirements.