Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola.

It takes caring individuals like YOU to meet the growing healthcare needs of our community!

At Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola, volunteers are an essential part of our health care system. Their caring and generous spirits make a difference everyday – one person at a time.

Whether you are a retiree wanting to give back to the community, a student exploring health care careers, or you just have a desire to help others, each volunteer provides service that enhances our patient and family experience. Whatever the reason for volunteering, YOU can make a difference.

The first step to becoming a volunteer is to complete an application. Please complete the volunteer application by clicking on the link below and completing the items in the application. We will be in contact with you once your application is submitted.

No account or registration is necessary. You may open the application in your web browser by clicking the link below.

Volunteer Application Form

Should you have any questions regarding volunteering, please feel free to contact Jessica Barker via e-mail at Jessica.Barker@ascension.org. The Ascension Sacred Heart Volunteer Office is located on the lower level of the Carmel Heights Building (5225 Carmel Heights Rd.) and is open Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Teen Volunteers

Summer and School Year Sessions are offered for Teen Volunteers (ages 13-17). If you are interested, please fill out the application form above.


Career Shadowing and Observation Program

Thank you for your interest in Ascension Sacred Heart's career shadowing and observation program. The goal of the program is to provide an observation experience to aid in your exploration of medical careers. Your experience will be limited to observation of the day-to-day work of professionals in the healthcare field. Participants are not permitted to take part in hands-on delivery of patient care.

Eligibility:

Students 18 years of age and older who are undergraduates or seeking enrollment in a college or university with an interest in a possible healthcare career path.

Shadowing/Observation Time:

The career shadowing and observation experience is limited to one week or a maximum of 40 hours. Additional experience and exposure to the healthcare environment can be obtained through volunteer services.

Application for Participation in the Program:

  • Prior to beginning the application process, the applicant must have a sponsor (current associate or doctor) who has already agreed to allow the applicant to shadow them. Due to the large volume of requests, the Volunteer Office does not offer assistance in obtaining approval from a sponsor.
  • Applicants will need to submit a completed application for consideration. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Upon application submission, a criminal background check will be conducted and the department manager will be contacted to ensure the request can be accommodated.
  • Following departmental approvals, the applicant will be contacted and given further instructions regarding onboarding requirements, which include patient confidentiality education and a health screening clearance.
  • For the safety of our patients and to meet recommended infectious disease guidelines, all observation students will be required to provide documentation of a two-step PPD/Tuberculosis Skin Test within the past 12 months, as well as immunization records showing up-to-date MMR, Tdap, and Chickenpox/Varicella.
  • Expenses associated with these health screening requirements are the responsibility of the applicant.

We look forward to helping you explore a healthcare career and hope your experience will be rewarding.

Career Shadowing /Observation Experience Application


Physical Therapy Assistant Career Observation Program

Thank you for your interest in Ascension Sacred Heart Health System’s Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) Career Observation program. The goal of the program is to provide an observation experience to aid in your application to a physical therapy assistant program.

Eligibility:

Students 18 years of age and older who are undergraduates or seeking enrollment in a college or university with an interest in a physical therapy assistant program. We are looking for mature, responsible adults who are willing to support our mission of service, excellence with professionalism, and courtesy.

Shadowing/Observation Time:

The PTA Career Observation experience is limited to a maximum of 48 hours.

Application for Participation in the Program:

Due to the time and expense of onboarding PTA career observation students, Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola requires a commitment to obtain all 48 observation hours (acute care, outpatient rehab, and long-term care facility) required by Pensacola State College to be obtained at one of our facilities. Observation hours for other college/university programs will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

PTA Observation applications are completed by selecting the PTA Career Observation link

Physical Therapy Assistant Application Form

Please do not contact the Volunteer office by phone, as this will only delay your application process.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Selection of applicants will be limited to five students per semester session. See the following guidelines for application submittal:

  • Applications accepted beginning August 1 until full (5 students maximum) for Fall Session (Aug - Dec)
  • Applications accepted beginning May 1st until full (5 students maximum) for Summer Session (May - Jul)
  • Applications accepted beginning January 1st until full (5 students maximum) for Spring Session (Jan - Apr)

Applicants selected for each session will be contacted and given further instructions regarding onboarding requirements which include patient confidentiality education and a health screening clearance. For the safety of our patients and to meet recommended infectious disease guidelines, all observation students will be required to provide immunization records showing up-to-date MMR, Tdap, and Chicken Pox/Varicella. If it is flu season, applicants will also be required to obtain a flu vaccination. Expenses associated with these health screening requirements are the responsibility of the applicant.

Every effort will be made to accommodate your preferred observation scheduled times, but please keep in mind that patient care is our highest priority.

We look forward to helping you explore a healthcare career and hope your experience will be rewarding.

Contact

For additional information about volunteer opportunities, please contact: