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.
Rewards 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 currently looking for Ronald McDonald House Volunteers!
The Ronald McDonald Family Room, located in St. Mary’s Hospital, opened in 2012 and is the largest Family Room in the United States. The Family Room is designed to be an oasis, 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.
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.
Please note that we have set times for accepting student applications.
Fall Semester - Open Application Period: 7/1-10/1
Spring Semester - Open Application Period: 11/1-1/15
Summer Semester - Open Application Period: 4/1-6/1
All college and high school students must be able to attend one of the listed hospital orientation dates. Please come prepared to select one of the mandatory dates and times.
- May 6, 2013 from 9:00 -11:00 a.m.
- May 20, 2013 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
- June 10, 2013 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. (last orientation for summer volunteers)