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Ascension St. Francis Hospital

Ascension St. Francis Hospital

  • Emergency care
  • Hospital/Medical Center
  • Laboratory
  • Primary Care/Clinic
  • Mammography
  • Cancer care
  • Mental Health
  • Sleep disorders


3237 South 16th St
Milwaukee,  WI  53215






Volunteers are a part of the personality of St. Francis and contribute to the success of our hospital and its high-quality patient care.

Why volunteer?

Whatever your reason is for volunteering, know that you can truly make a difference with the volunteer program at Ascension Wisconsin. Each volunteer brings a new and unique level of expertise to the Ascension Wisconsin volunteer family. Volunteers are a diverse group of individuals who provide assistance to the hospital that enhance the experience for our patients and families. Volunteers are teenagers, retired adults, college students, professionals and more.

What are the requirements to volunteer? 

To ensure our patients’ well-being and to help you have the best volunteer experience possible, Ascension Wisconsin requires all volunteers to meet the following criteria outlined below:

  • Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age
  • Time commitment of 6 months or 60 hours annually
  • Screening interview
  • Background checks
  • Reference checks
  • Health screening that includes lab work to test for TB and immunities to measles, mumps, rubella and varicella, as well as drug screening. (This must be performed by the Ascension Associate Health department and is done at no expense to the volunteer.)
  • Influenza vaccination is required annually. This is available free of charge to volunteers when received at an Ascension flu vaccine clinic. (Note: High-dose vaccine not available).
  • Attend new volunteer orientation and training

How do I become part of the team?

Click on “Apply Here” and submit a volunteer application to start the process.  Once we receive and review your application, you will be contacted by a member of our Volunteer Services team.



If you have any questions or are unable to complete the online application, please contact:

Ascension All Saints Hospital: 

Sandy Wahl - 262-687-4292 or email sandy.wahl@ascension.org 

Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital - Franklin Campus or Ascension St. Francis Hospital:  

Joan Smasal - 414-325-3830 or email joan.smasal@ascension.org