Thank you for your interest in volunteering with SJMHS. We are excited that 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 make new friends, expand your skills and learn new things about yourself and the world around you.
Below, you will find information on how our process works and what steps you need to complete to become an SJMHS college volunteer. If you have any questions or concerns while completing the process, please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The College program is divided into three sessions (Winter, Summer and Fall). These sessions generally follow the times of a normal college semester. Students are accepted into the program after a successful completion of an interview with the Volunteer Services Department, the completion of paperwork, which includes a background check, and completion of a take-home Volunteer orientation packet.
Students are required to commit to a minimum of two sessions (eight months). The weekly commitment is one day a week for 4 hours on a set schedule. The placement is for an entire session but placements may change for the second session. We make every effort to place students in an area they are interested in, but placement is dependent upon the number of openings and number of students applying.
Start and end dates will vary but, in general, the session follows the normal college semester.
Winter - January through the end of April
Summer - May through the end of August
Fall - September through the end of December
Winter Session ~ December 15th
Summer Session ~ May 15th
Fall Session ~ September 15th
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:
Current college volunteers going on to the next term with new availability must complete this form. If you do not have a change in your schedule, there is no need for you to fill this out. You can continue your assigned placement. Please submit by the dates below so that we can provide you with a new placement. We will contact you 5-7 business days after receiving your form.
Winter Session ~ January 7
Summer Session ~ May 5
Fall Session ~ September 2