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Apr 6th, 2015
Auxiliary Volunteer Program
For Immediate Release:
St. Joseph Medical Center has an active and dedicated volunteer group that exemplifies the program’s mission of delivering compassionate healthcare. Over the years, this enthusiastic group has demonstrated that they don’t feel they have to volunteer their time, they want to.

The volunteer program, for both adults and teens (during the summer months), offers a variety of opportunities that are essential to the hospital. Volunteers say that there are many advantages to volunteering at St. Joseph Medical Center, but the best, by far, is the feeling of being part of the family. They say it’s not only the friendliest place to work; it’s the friendliest place to volunteer!

Volunteer Requirements
  • Adult volunteers are 18 years of age and older
  • Junior volunteers are ages 15 to 17 and volunteer six weeks during
  • June and July (applications are accepted in April)
  • Volunteers are asked to give a minimum of four hours each week

Benefits of volunteering at St. Joseph Medical Center
  • Complimentary meal for volunteers who work a minimum of four hours in a day
  • Free parking
  • Free flu shot
  • Free volunteer uniform (vest for men, jacket for women and polo shirt for junior volunteers)
  • Recognition parties and awards
  • Speaker luncheons
  • New friends
  • Sence of Satisfaction from helping others
  • Being a vital member of the SJMC family!

Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers work as Eucharistic Ministers, at the Information Desk, in waiting rooms and a variety of hospital departments: Volunteer Office, Medical Records, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Radiation Oncology, Emergency Room, Medical Staff Office and Behavioral Health. Volunteer opportunities include:
  • Patient Pals visit patients and serve as ambassadors
  • Eucharistic Ministers work with the Spiritual Care department
  • Silver Spoon volunteers help feed patients who cannot feed themselves, but will eat well when allowed enough time; training and support is provided by occupational therapists and speech pathologists
  • Make patient tray favors
  • Crochet and sew items for babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Make stockings for newborns at Christmas
  • Deliver reading materials to patients
  • Operate snack cart for visitors and employees
  • Collate patient information folders
  • Participate in fundraisers

Volunteer Fundraisers
  • Proceeds benefit the March of Dimes, American Diabetes
  • Jewelry Sale
  • Book Fair
  • Candle Sale
  • Bake Sale
  • Used Book Sale

If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of patients and family members at St. Joseph Medical Center, come visit with us. Our family of volunteers is growing, and we would love to include you!

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For more information, please call (713) 756-8587.
About the Company:
Since June 1, 1887, when the doors opened at Houston’s first hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center has offered compassionate health care to generations of Houstonians. From Houston’s first emergency care facility, to Houston’s first OB department (delivering one in every three Houstonians), to Houston’s first teaching hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center has advanced patient care through technology, research and the experience of caring and dedicated physicians, nurses and staff.

St. Joseph Medical Center provides a full range of comprehensive medical and surgical services, such as, cardiology, cancer care, behavioral health, intensive care/critical care, emergency care, neurosurgery, orthopedics and pediatrics.

St. Joseph Womens Medical Center, Houston’s only full service women’s hospital attached to a general acute care hospital, provides women’s medical and surgical services, a family birthing center for moms and newborns, labor/delivery/recovery suites and a neonatal intensive care unit for premature or seriously ill newborns. The Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is staffed by the Small Wonders Team of specially trained doctors, nurses and staff who provide the smallest patients with the best chance at life.

Specialty services provided by St. Joseph include an advanced wound care center, behavioral medicine, blood conservation and management services, occupational medicine, sports medicine and rehabilitation, inpatient and outpatient diagnostic imaging, and Corporate Healthcare Connection, a partnership with Houston’s corporate businesses that provides expedited care to their employees.

St. Joseph Medical Center is staffed by over 650 board certified physicians and more than 1,800 medical professionals and staff. The hospital facility covers eight city blocks and is conveniently located on the edge of Houston’s downtown near the intersection of U.S. Highway 59 and Interstate 45.

St. Joseph Medical Center
(713) 756-8587
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