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Volunteer Services and Opportunities 


Partners in Health Care
Volunteers share a vital role in the mission of St. Mary's Hospital. They support the hospital in a commitment to provide a full range of health services with high quality care in accord with the mission of SSM Health Care and the Franciscan Sisters of Mary.

Volunteers make a difference through services that help patients, visitors, and employees within the hospital. We hope you will join us as a volunteer and share your time and talents, develop new skills, learn about the health care profession and meet new people while serving the community.

VolunteersRewards of Volunteering

Volunteering is more than an opportunity to help others. It is:

  • Meeting new people
  • Giving of time and talent
  • Personal growth and satisfaction
  • Being active and useful
  • Exploring health care careers
  • Assisting patients, visitors and employees
  • Flexible schedules, free parking and meal discounts
  • Free flu vaccinations and health screenings
  • Enjoyment and a sense of accomplishment

The rewards are many!

***St. Mary’s is looking for volunteers to help with our new Transport Services.***
This service provides support to patients, family members and staff within the hospital to assist in maintaining a smooth flow of patients through the admission/discharge process.
Shifts: Monday-Friday; 9:00a.m.-12noon; 10:00a.m.-2:30p.m.; 12:00noon-2:30p.m.
Requirements: Long distant walking, wheel chair and patient safety training (provided).
If interested, please apply online. Select the patient care volunteer option.

St. Mary's is currently looking for Ronald McDonald Family Room Volunteers! 
The Ronald McDonald Family Room® located in St. Mary’s Hospital, opened in 2012 and is one of the largest Family Rooms in the United States. It is a place where families whose children are inpatients at St. Mary’s hospital can get away for a moment to gather their thoughts, rest and relax, have something to eat and drink and yet be just moments away from their child’s bedside. Family Room volunteers help to extend the mission of the Ronald McDonald House Madison by providing warmth and comfort to families in a time of need.

The commitment of being a volunteer in the Ronald McDonald Family Room is an important one. Volunteers provide reception for families and offer hospitality for families using the Family Room at St. Mary’s Hospital. Due to the high importance and responsibility of this volunteer position, an application for service as well as extensive training is required.
Family Room volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and willing to make a one-year commitment.  

Get Involved!
An interview, health screening and orientation program are required for all volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer (age 14+) or Auxiliary member, please complete our online application or call Volunteer Services at 608-258-6640.

New Volunteers
Please click here to view our new volunteer orientation video.

College Volunteer Program (current college student or graduate students please select the college application when applying):  We are now accepting application for Summer 2014.  Thank you.

"Nobody lives for the day more than we do." That's how manager Jim Penczykowski sums up his close-knit, gentle community at St. Mary's Adult Day Health Center. Staff members are more like family and volunteers say they get more than they give. It's the kind of place some clients build a life around. In this video, see the moments of fun and friendship that make up each day.

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