"Volunteers play an integral part as committed citizens to help make a difference for our patients, visitors and colleagues at St. Mary as well as build the community we serve."
— Lillian Schonewolf, Director of Volunteer Services
Volunteers work in all areas of the Medical Center and are valued for their commitment, talents, and time supporting the healing ministry of St. Mary Medical Center.
More than 1,000 adult, junior and college volunteers provide over a hundred thousands hours of service annually to St. Mary Medical Center. Volunteers come from all walks of life, including retirees, homemakers, business professionals, college and high school students. Volunteers can be found in almost every department performing duties in clinical settings, assisting with office work, driving our shuttle vans, helping at our Thrift and Gift shops and providing support to our patients and colleagues.
St. Mary Medical Center thanks you for your interest but do to high interest from our community, we are not always able to accept applications. We are not able to waitlist prospective volunteers. We review our program availability on a regular basis and will open our programs when we have adequate positions available.
Please check back often as information about application availability does change frequently. Please pay special attention, if accepted to our Volunteer Program, it may take 8-10 weeks to complete the interview and training process before you will begin your final volunteer shift.
Comfort Companions: — Adults interested in our Comfort Companions (No One Dies Alone) program please contact Joan Portman at 215.710.2131 for additional information.
Volunteen Program: — Not currently accepting applications. As of September 1st, 2013, please note age requirements have changed. We no longer accept new volunteers under 16 years of age.
Evening and weekend positions are limited.
Adult: Volunteers over 18 years of age may apply for year-round positions.
College: College students may apply for year-round positions.
Volunteens: Teens (16-18 years of age) may either apply for the summer program only or for year-round service. Teens interested in the summer program must apply by March 1st of the year they wish to volunteer. This is a strict deadline in order for us to prepare for the many Teens with us each summer.
Off-Site Crafter: Crafter volunteers are responsible for a large part of our Healing Environments program. This application is shorter and no orientation is necessary for these volunteers to work from home making beautiful Afghans, quilts, and other items for our patients. To be an off-site crafter, please contact Joan Portman at 215.710.2131.
Pre-Med Program: This program is available for college students who have completed their second or third year of college with a GPA of at least 3.2 in a course of study that qualifies them for medical school entrance. The pre-med students must commit to 10 weeks during the summer to observe in the Operating Room, Emergency Department, and other ancillary departments. They are also able to shadow doctors in their daily activities. Applications are available in January. Interviews will be held during spring break. The program runs from June through August.
The Volunteer office is open:
Monday through Friday 7:30 am until 5:00 pm
Fax Number: 215.710.5871
Lillian J. Schonewolf, Director
Marie Triglia, Coordinator
Stacy Ferguson, Coordinator
Joan Portman, Coordinator Healing Environments
Thrift Shop is open:
Monday through Saturday 10:00 am until 5:00 pm
Donations Accepted 10:00 am until 4:00 pm
Heidi Cekoric, Manager
Gift Shop is open:
Monday through Friday 9:00-7:00 pm
Saturday 12:00-5:00 pm and Sunday 11:00-4:00pm
Kim Bantle-Taylor, Manager