Volunteer Opportunities | Ascension
Ascension Saint Alexius

Ascension Saint Alexius

  • Hospital/Medical Center
  • Emergency care - pediatrics


Open 24 hours a day, 7 day a week

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer at Ascension Saint Alexius and make a difference in the lives of our patients, their families, and our hospital associates.

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Every year, a talented and generous group of adults and students volunteer at Ascension Saint Alexius. We work together to make a difference in the lives of our patients, their friends and families, and our care teams. Volunteers are active in customer service. They provide office and clerical support, assisting the nursing floors with discharges and performing essential errands throughout the hospital and outpatient care departments.

Why volunteer at Ascension Saint Alexius?

Many people volunteer because they enjoy caring for and helping others. They are interested in healthcare, or are looking for ways to give back to the community.

  • Students and those interested in a new career can gain exposure to various parts of healthcare before committing to a college major or career path
  • Older adults find volunteering is a great way to stay active and know they are making a meaningful contribution to other people's lives

Age requirements

Minimum age of 16 years at time of application.

Application process

  1. Complete an online volunteer application (returning volunteers, email us).
  2. Attend an interview session
  3. Complete the following health requirements:
    • Two TB tests; may be completed at an Employee Health (no charge to you) or an Occupational Health location (for a fee)
    • Annual flu vaccine (no charge at Employee Health)
    • Lab test to verify for immunity to mumps, rubella, rubeola and varicella; or acceptable proof of vaccinations
    • Additional health requirements may be necessary for certain programs, e.g. Compassionate Companions
  4. Submit information for a criminal background check and orientation paperwork
  5. Purchase and receive your uniform
  6. Receive your volunteer assignment and get started
  7. Complete onsite training in assigned department upon beginning your assignment (mandatory training sessions will also be scheduled annually for all volunteers)

Typically, you will begin your specific assignment the week after you complete orientation, provided that you've successfully completed all of the requirements. Becoming a volunteer takes a minimum of three weeks from the information session to your start date.

Dress code

  • Adhere to volunteer uniform and dress code policy
  • Uniforms will be purchased for a fee
  • ID badge must be worn at all times while volunteering

Performance expectations

Volunteers must be able and willing to dedicate four hours of service for one day each week for an initial minimum of 100 hours over the duration of six continuous months.

  • Daily shifts are typically: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. or 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. (times may vary depending on department's needs)
  • Must accrue a minimum of 100 hours of volunteer time before being eligible to request written proof of volunteering for any reason, including but not limited to court ordered service and school program requirements

Contact us

To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please call 847-755-8708 (Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) or email us.