At Ascension Providence in Waco, volunteers are a vital component in the quest to deliver exceptional healthcare with compassion and excellence!
Due to the ongoing developments with COVID-19, and with an abundance of caution, we have suspended all volunteer services until further notice. We are also postponing our April online application period for Summer placements. Please check back after May 1 for further updates on summer applications.
We will continue to closely monitor the situation and keep you updated on the status of the volunteer services program. If you are a current volunteer, please continue to stay in regular communication with your volunteer director.
Thank you to all who serve as Ascension Texas volunteers. You are a true asset and blessing to our ministry.
Join Our Volunteer Family
When you join the team of Ascension Providence Volunteers, you’re not just joining a group - you’re becoming part of our Ascension Providence family! Our volunteers are a diverse group of dedicated people with a heart to serve others.
When you walk through the front doors of Ascension Providence, a volunteer is likely the first person you’ll see. Teachers, grandparents, former nurses, college students, retirees and more - our volunteers come from different backgrounds, but they are united by their compassionate spirits and dedication to our mission of service. Each person carries a unique set of life skills and experiences that bring warmth and kindness to our families, patients, and visitors.
If you have a servant heart and desire to bring compassion to your community, the Ascension Providence volunteer program is the place for you!
Volunteer Expectations & Requirements
Volunteers serve inside the hospital and some outpatient clinics. They provide non-clinical support to our staff, freeing up our staff to spend more time with our patients. Volunteering is a great way to make new friends - and make a difference!
Volunteers commit to a 4 hour shift each week. Some evening and weekend shifts are available. Due to the time and effort we put into screening, onboarding, and training new volunteers, we require a minimum 6 month commitment.
Due to the nature of our work, there are a number of requirements that all Ascension Providence volunteers must meet.
- Minimum 18 years of age
- Must provide Social Security Number
- Complete Volunteer Application
- Consent to Criminal Background Check
- Complete TB (Tuberculosis) Questionnaire annually
- Flu Shot annually
- Commit to 4 hours of service each week for 6 months
- Complete Online Orientation and training
- Purchase uniform ($22 - $31)
- Able to function independently with minimal supervision
While on duty, volunteers enjoy free coffee and tea, plus a 15% discount in the Cafeteria and ToGo’s. We host spring and fall luncheons plus a wonderful Christmas brunch. Volunteers also enjoy our St. Vincent’s Feast Day meal in the fall and Christmas meal for all associates and volunteers in December. Volunteers receive free flu shots each year and have access to exercise equipment and classes through our Cardiac Rehab Department at a reduced rate of $15 per month.
It All Begins with You!
Volunteering requires commitment. It blesses the giver as well as the receiver, and Ascension Providence volunteers are loved and appreciated in many ways! We realize you have choices about where to volunteer your time and talent, and we sincerely appreciate your interest in becoming an Ascension Providence volunteer.
If we can provide additional information to help in your decision, please call the Volunteer Services Department at 254-751-4104.
Apply to be an Ascension Providence Volunteer
Click on the link below to download our Volunteer Application. Email your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring it by the Volunteer Office at Providence, 6901 Medical Parkway, Waco, TX 76712.
For additional information about volunteer opportunities, please call the Volunteer Services Department at 254-751-4104.