Our thousands of volunteers are called to serve — and they answer by making a positive difference in the communities we serve and in the lives of our patients. Volunteers can be found in nearly every department at Mercy Health and wherever they serve, their presence is felt, and their service is invaluable.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering needs vary by region and facility, but could include:

  • Transporting patients
  • Escorting patients and visitors
  • Delivering flowers and mail to patients
  • Staffing the front desk
  • Working in the gift shop
  • Assisting with clerical duties and other projects
  • Veteran’s visitation
  • Performing or playing music

Volunteer schedules are determined based on your availability and level of commitment.

Volunteer Requirements

Applications are reviewed by volunteer program leads at each site. We do require that all volunteers:

  • Have an interest in health care and patient needs
  • Uphold our Mission, Values and Promise
  • Observe confidentiality
  • Commit to the assigned scheduled (agreed upon by you and program lead)
  • Obtain a health clearance from your doctor

How to Become a Volunteer

Adult volunteers must successfully complete an application process, which includes reference checks, background checks and an interview. This process promotes a positive and mutually beneficial volunteer experience for both the individual and the hospital. Volunteers then are scheduled to attend a hospital orientation.

Student volunteers (age 14+) must also successfully complete an application process which includes a review of immunization records, a high school faculty recommendation form and parental consent. An interview may follow, and student volunteers will also attend a hospital orientation.

To learn more about volunteering at Mercy Health, apply here.