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By giving the gifts of their time, volunteers contribute to the exceptional care and experiences provided at Saint Vincent Hospital.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Greeters
  • Transport help
  • Clerical Projects
  • Activity Cart
  • Center for Women and Infants
  • Pharmacy
  • Dialysis
  • Emergency Department Liaison (must be 18 or older)
  • Cancer Center
  • Pretesting
  • Food Services
  • At-home knitters

Benefits of volunteering include:

  • Staying healthy by keeping active
  • Meeting new friends
  • A meal/break voucher for each day you volunteer
  • Free annual TB screenings
  • Admittance to Annual Recognition Event
  • Free annual flu shot
  • Development and learning new skills and interests
  • Complimentary parking
  • Convenient access to public transportation
  • Participation in employee activities/special events

Emergency Department.

Volunteers over the age of 16 have the opportunity to serve as a communication link, support person and mediator between medical staff, patients and family members. Volunteers will visit each patient’s room to inquire if patients and their families have any specific needs, such as, a book, magazine, extra blanket, pillow or request to speak with their physician or nurse. 

Center for Women & Infants.

Volunteers serve as receptionists at the front desk (days, evenings, and various hours are available).

Patient Satisfaction Rounds/Advance Directives.

Volunteers will have quality face-to-face interactions with patients on diverse units. They will have the opportunity to develop communication skills and provide education on various topics. Volunteers will identify patient satisfaction issues early in the patient's visit so that they may be corrected in a timely manner.

Teen/College Volunteers.

We welcome students age 15 and older to volunteer a minimum of 50 hours within a full school year or calendar year. Volunteers in our Teen/ College Program have previously assisted in many different areas such as our North and South Greeter stations, collating packets, activity cart, filing and more. Please call the Volunteer Services Department for more information at (508) 363-9434.

Summer Teen Program.

High school students age 15-17 years old are welcome to apply for our Summer Teen Program.  This is a six week program designed for high school students to volunteer once a week for 3 hours in a specific department and gain valuable experience in a hospital environment.  The Summer Teen Program runs from July 7th through August 15th.  Openings are limited.  Deadline for applications is May 20th.

How to Get Started

Please contact us at (508) 363-9434 or fill out an application and complete two of the Volunteer Reference Forms. Upon completion, please mail those items to the Manager of Volunteer & Guest Services at 123 Summer Street, Worcester, MA 01608. 

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