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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with SJMHS. We are excited you have chosen us for a possible volunteer placement. Our organization values volunteer service and strives to provide a rewarding and challenging experience to those who volunteer. Through volunteering you can make a difference in the lives of others as well as your own. As a volunteer you learn new things about yourself and the world around you, make new friends and expand your skills.

Below, you will find information on how our process works and what steps you will need to complete to become an SJMHS adult volunteer.  If you have any questions or concerns while completing the process please don’t hesitate to contact us at

Thank you again for your interest in volunteering with SJMHS!

Key Requirements

There are certain key requirements that we ask each volunteer to meet in order to volunteer at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. These requirements are set in place for your protection as well as for the protection of our patients, visitors, and staff. Each requirement must be met before your first day of volunteering. The list below contains some of our requirements; however others may also apply:

  1. Application - Complete and submit the online application.
  2. Interview - All volunteers will meet with Volunteer Services staff to discuss interests, complete paperwork and determine potential placement.
  3. References - All volunteers will need to have two reference forms completed by non-relatives Click link to access reference forms
  4. Background Check - All volunteers 18 and over will be subject to a criminal background check.
  5. Health Screening

    Vaccine requirements include:
  6. Tdap Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis – Vaccination required in past 10 years
  7. TB Screening – TB skin test required in past 12 months – Can be done here (free of charge). If you have had a previous positive TB test, please provide a copy of the chest x-ray.
  8. Influenza Vaccine – It is a volunteer requirement to show proof of receiving this season’s flu vaccine or a dose will be administered at no charge to you.
  9. If no documentation can be found, you may sign a declination form for the following: Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine and Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
  10. Training/Orientation/Quiz – All volunteers are required to review an online Volunteer Orientation, Volunteer Handbook and then complete an online Quiz before starting their volunteer assignments. You will learn about hospital policies and procedures, rules and regulations along with the benefits associated with volunteering. Use the following links to access and complete these required online items:

    - Volunteer Orientation link  power point

    - Volunteer Handbook  volunteer handbook

    - Quiz link.  You will need approximately 30 minutes to complete all 31 questions on the quiz.  

  11. Uniform - Volunteers will be provided a uniform that distinguishes them as part of the volunteer team.
  12. Name Badge - Each volunteer receives a hospital-issued identification badge to wear at all times.