Volunteers Make a Difference!

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System has wonderful volunteer programs that help us enhance the level of compassionate care we provide our patients. The volunteers provide support to our staff, patients and their families each year. 

In return, we offer:

  • The greatest variety of places and ways to serve
  • Opportunities to match your interests and talents to meet the needs of those we serve
  • Valuable learning opportunities
  • Programs that integrate volunteers into Bon Secours St. Francs Health System’s  quality patient care mission

Volunteering is a gift given with a heart of service. Volunteers play a crucial role in supporting our staff so they in turn can dedicate their time to direct patient care. They dedicate their time, talents and energy to make a difference. Considerable time is spent processing every new applicant so consider whether you have the time to dedicate to the role. After processing, plan on a weekly regular shift of 3 – 4 hours with an anticipated length of service of at least six months.

Most volunteer roles are supportive in nature: staffing information desks, escorting patients, patient safety - falls prevention emphasizing patient safety, pet therapy, prayer ministry, spiritual care/mission services - visiting patients and families to determine if they have any spiritual needs, rise and shine volunteers - offering orthopedic patients a morning wake-up service, putting pre-assessment packets together for surgery patients – and many other service opportunities.

Summer Student Volunteers

Students are our future in this rewarding field and we need you. We have various summer volunteer opportunities for high school and college students providing students with exposure to and service with various medical professions. The summer program runs from June 1st through mid-August.  Students must be 15 years old by June 1st to participate.

Volunteer Requirements

Potential volunteers must:

  • Be able to maintain a minimum of four hours of service per month
  • Complete a volunteer application
  • Interview with the Volunteer Services Coordinator. Your interests and abilities, as well as the times you are available to work, will be considered before a volunteer placement is made.
  • Attend health system orientation.
  • Complete a health assessment, including lab work and a minor physical, at St. Francis WorkWell.
  • Have a personal background check.
  • For teen program, must be 15 years old by June 1 to participate.

For more information, contact Susie Jeter, Volunteer Coordinator, 864-675-4316.

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