At Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center, we expect that all our applicants should be sincerely committed to helping others, dependable, and able to work independently because of the very demanding nature of healthcare.
In order to apply for a volunteer position, you must be at least 18 years of age and graduated from high school. If you are under the age of 18 and interested in volunteering, you may be eligible for our Junior Volunteer Program.
How do I apply?
In order to becoming a member of the Bon Secours DePaul volunteer staff you must complete the following process:
- Review the Volunteer Handbook.
The information provided in the Volunteer Handbook outlines information that will prepare you to actively volunteer at DePaul Medical Center. It is vital that you review this information prior to submitting your application.
- Complete the Online Application.
The online volunteer application should be submitted before scheduling an interview. Once you click “Continue” button at the end of the form, the application is automatically submitted to the Volunteer Services Manager. Our application reviewing process takes approximately 1-2 weeks. We will be in contact to schedule an interview.
- Attend an Interview.
Prospective volunteers will be invited to an interview with the Volunteer Services Manager.
Are there any other requirements?
If you are selected as a volunteer at Bon Secours DePaul, there are some requirements before you can begin actively volunteering. Volunteers must:
- Undergo a Tuberculosis Skin Test (aka PPD).
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Center for Disease Control require healthcare volunteers to have two Tuberculosis (PPD) skin tests before beginning volunteering and a follow-up survey questionnaire every year while in active volunteer status. The TB skin tests are free. Details and instructions will be given after acceptance into the program.
- Complete our orientation.
Orientation to the volunteer office is required before beginning volunteering. Volunteer orientation is held on the 2nd and 4th Monday and must be completed prior to reporting to your assigned area.
- Participate in a probation period.
The probation period begins on the first day of the volunteer assignment and continues through the first 30 days. The probationary period gives the opportunity to familiarize the new volunteer with policies, procedures, staff, and the layout of the hospital. It also allows us to establish the best placement for new volunteers. Placement changes may occur until a “good fit” placement is made.
- Commit your time.
The Volunteer Services program involves a serious commitment of time and dedication from each volunteer. Volunteer Service requires a year-round commitment. Therefore, we ask all applicants to be prepared to volunteer a minimum of one 4-hour shift once a week or a total of 100 hours per year (excluding Pet Therapist and Eucharistic Ministers). You are encouraged to thoughtfully consider this commitment prior to applying.
- Purchase and wear a uniform.
Uniforms are required to identify volunteers from other hospital personnel and to foster a professional image. Volunteers are required to purchase and maintain their own uniforms.
If you require any additional information, please read our volunteer handbook or contact the Volunteer Manager.