Our volunteers serve a variety of roles, from delivering patient mail to giving directions at the Information Desk to stuffing envelopes to driving shuttles in the parking lot and many other volunteer services that enhance the St. Vincent Experience.
In addition to the intangible benefits you receive from helping others, St. Vincent volunteers receive a number of other benefits, including:
- Annual Tuberculosis screening
- Discount meals in St. Vincent Cafeteria
- Discount on prescription drugs through St. Vincent Apothecary (where applicable)
- Free annual flu vaccination
- Discount at St. Vincent Gift Shoppe (some exclusions apply)
- Invitation to the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
Since its founding in 1952, St. Vincent Auxiliary has provided the funding, warmth, compassion and personal touches needed to further the Mission begun by the founders of St. Vincent - the Daughters of Charity. The Auxiliary supports St. Vincent programs, projects and services by not only volunteering hundreds of hours annually, but also by raising funds through various fundraisers and proceeds from the Gift Shoppe. Some of the Auxiliary's activities include their Style Show, Book Sale and Christmas Tea. Projects supported by the Auxiliary include the Annual Achievement Award Scholarship for children of St. Vincent associates, St. Vincent journey to Magnet recognition, the Medical Library, the renovation of the Manor Auditorium and more.
The Auxiliary welcomes all people who understand the value of giving. Membership dues are $10 annually for active status which requires 25 hours of service. Lifetime status is granted to members contributing a one-time gift of $100. In addition to the benefits for all active volunteers, members receive four newsletters per year, a membership directory and invitations to all events and fundraisers.
For more information, please contact the Volunteer Services & Auxiliary Office:
St. Vincent Evansville Volunteer Services
3700 Washington Avenue
Evansville, IN 47750
There are a number of different ways you can spend your time volunteering at St. Vincent.
Volunteer Application Process
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at St. Vincent!
The following are requirements for application to St. Vincent Adult Volunteer Services program. There is only one application form for adults applying to our volunteer program.
- Complete online application or access a printed application and mail to the Volunteer Services office.
- Interview with Volunteer Services Manager
- Background Check - A confidential background check is requested by the Volunteer Services Manager.
- Health Screening
- Proof of two negative TB tests prior to volunteering. St. Vincent will provide this free of charge.
- Proof of immunity to Chicken Pox, Measles, Rubella and Rubeola. St. Vincent will provide the test free of charge if the immunization record is unavailable.
- Hospital and Department Orientation provided upon acceptance into the program.
- Service Hours Commitment – We are committed providing each volunteer with the background and training needed to make the volunteer experience a successful and rewarding one. Because of this commitment, hospital volunteers should be willing to volunteer a minimum of 50 hours annually.
Be the smiling face that visitors see when visiting St. Vincent. Our friendly Ambassadors don their Red Jackets and work four hour shifts (8 a.m.-12 p.m. or 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.) Monday through Friday.
Courtesy Shuttle Driver Program
Courtesy shuttles are six-passenger golf carts that transport patients and visitors to and from the entrances of St. Vincent Main Campus. Shuttle drivers are pleasant and courteous and are ready to help. Shuttle driver volunteers work four hour shifts (8 a.m.-12 p.m. or 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.) Monday through Friday.
Pet Therapy Volunteers
Our Pet Therapy volunteers provide special cheer to our patients by sharing their "best friend" with the hospital. Certified canines and their owners visit with consenting patients who value the unconditional love a pet can provide.
Therapy pets must undergo training and pass certification before being permitted to visit our patients. For more information, please call 812-485-4260.
Patient Mail and Flower Delivery Volunteers
Everyone enjoys a gift of flowers and a card of positive thoughts - especially while being away from home in the hospital. These volunteers have the opportunity to put a smile on the face of the receiving patients or visitors.
No One Dies Alone
Individuals in this position will provide the reassuring presence of a compassionate companion to dying patients who would otherwise be alone at their death. With the support of the nursing staff, these companions are able to help provide patients with the most valued of human gifts: a dignified death.
Companions will receive training that includes orientation to the processes of death and dying. You do not have to be a healthcare worker to be a compassionate companion. Volunteers are not responsible for any nursing care whatsoever, but lovingly perform a sitting vigil at bedside by providing a caring presence that may offer music, prayer, plumping a pillow, holding a hand, other acts of kindness or simply being there.
St. Vincent Warrick Volunteers
For those located in Warrick County or areas nearby, please consider our volunteering opportunities at St. Vincent Warrick Hospital in Boonville. St. Vincent Warrick Hospital volunteers provide services throughout the hospital on a daily basis. Volunteer opportunities are available in:
- Welcome desk
- Clerical work within the various departments
- Receptionist for specialty clinics
- Assistance with transporting patients within the hospital
- Delivery of mail and supplies
- Teen volunteer program
Teen Summer Volunteer Program
Running June through August, the Teen Summer Volunteer program places high school students in various areas of the Health System, such as the Emergency Room, Gift Shoppe, Pharmacy, pet therapy, flower delivery and more. The Summer Teen program results in nearly 2,500 volunteer service hours annually. These are just a few of the volunteer opportunities available. For more information please call the Volunteer offices at 812-485-4260.