Volunteers donate their time and talents to help in providing quality care to patients and families. Last year, volunteers gave more than 100,000 hours of service to Ascension Mercy Hospital in Oshkosh, Ascension St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton and Ascension Calumet Hospital in Chilton.
Benefits of Volunteering
Whether you want to learn about health care careers or simply share your free time in a positive way, volunteering at Ascension lets you help patients, visitors and staff. Volunteering can have health benefits for you, too—studies show that volunteers feel good physically and emotionally when they help others.
We depend on help from volunteers in many areas. Assignments include working the reception desk, assisting with computer and clerical tasks, transporting wheelchair patients and providing support to patients and families. Volunteers may also participate in fundraising for Ascension programs and services. We try to find you a volunteer assignment to match your individual interest and talents.
Why Volunteer with Ascension?
Volunteering here not only helps patients, families and staff but also helps you, too. Our volunteers find that giving their time helps them connect with their community and lets them experience the joy of helping others. Volunteering with us also lets you:
- explore health care careers
- meet people and develop friendships
- boost self-confidence
- develop and share your skills
- gain information, education or training
- keep yourself active and have fun
- receive annual flu shots
- attend an annual recognition event
- use Ascension library services (Mercy Hospital, Oshkosh)
Become a part of our team!
The Mercy Hospital Volunteer Services department provides:
volunteers to enhance patient care and customer satisfaction.
Are you looking for a rewarding way to share your time and talents with others? Do you know of someone age 16 or older that may be interested in volunteering? Check out our Volunteer Opportunities.
Volunteers come from all walks of life and backgrounds; teenagers, retired adults, college students and professionals. Mercy volunteers must be willing to work approximately four hours per week. We ask for a commitment of at least six months, and for students to commit to two scheduling seasons (fall/spring, spring/summer, summer/fall, etc.).
Meet some of our dedicated volunteers in these Volunteer Spotlight stories.
Did you know?
In 2017, members of our team of 500 volunteers:
- donated more than 57,000 hours of service
- contributed time and raised funds over $1,290,000
- knit 700 hats for newborns
- screened 1,000 children for vision
- delivered 8,000 patient trays
- transported 8,000 patients
- made 300 blankets for patients.
You, too, can serve in many ways! Click the links to the left to learn more about volunteering at Mercy Hospital. Or contact us at:
For additional information about volunteer opportunities, please contact: