Becoming A Volunteer
You don’t need any special skills or experience to become a volunteer: Just a willingness to help
We’ll match your natural abilities and talents, and availability with our volunteer needs. Training and educational opportunities will provide the support you need. Volunteer positions include:
Emergency department TLC volunteers
Community service volunteers
Behind the scenes of our Gift Shop
How to Reach Us
Please call 918-744-2198 or e-mail VolunteerServices@sjmc.org.
St. John Auxiliary
1923 S. Utica Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74104-6502
How to Apply
Volunteer Information for College Students
College students can explore career possibilities by volunteering with the St. John Auxiliary where you’ll learn by serving. Complete 100 hours of service to receive verification of hours or references. Volunteering in a hospital setting involves purchase of a uniform, orientation attendance, background screening, reference check, proof of current immunizations and TB testing, all of which are done to insure the very best care for our patients.
Volunteering is one of the best experiences you’ll ever have. The descriptions below represent volunteer opportunities in more than 40 different departments. Discover one that’s right for you.
If you’re organized, self-motivated and don’t mind a bit of paperwork, we have volunteer opportunities in our recovery rooms, pre-admissions testing, business office, regional radiology, endoscopy, diabetes center and women’s center. No computer skills needed. Monday through Friday, regular business hours.
Join this fun, active group of volunteers who welcome and transport patients through our admissions department and transportation services.
Volunteers are needed Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
These volunteers provide assistance to our patients and their families by directing visitors from the main lobby information desk and the intensive care unit waiting room to the Center for Women’s Health and the heart cath lab. Some areas require light computer skills. All areas need a good listening ear and a love of people. While serving hours primarily run Monday through Friday, early morning through 4 p.m., guest services volunteers are also needed weekday evenings and weekends.
The Auxiliary’s gift shops are its largest fundraising project. Primarily through the proceeds of the shops, a $2 million pledge to purchase digital mammography equipment is underway. With the help of gift shop volunteers, past projects have funded St. John Wayfinding hospital information centers, building expansion and new technology for the health system. If you like people, love to check out new merchandise and can handle a cash register, the gift shop may be the ideal place for you. Volunteers are needed seven days a week in four-hour shifts. The St. John Medical Center gift shop is open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and on the weekends from noon to 4 p.m. We also have opportunities at the St. John Owasso Gift Shop.
If you work well under stress and enjoy being active, consider assisting our patients and their families in the emergency department. Volunteers help with admission paperwork, provide blankets and meals and listen to patient’s families. This is a 24/7 volunteer position, as holiday, evening and weekend help is always needed. This is a great opportunity for working folks and college students.
This area of service includes providing companionship for patients and relieving family members so they can have a meal or a break. After attending special training and mentoring sessions, volunteers are then assigned to specific units to get to know staff and to visit patients. You’ll have flexible hours, making it well suited for midday, early evening and weekend shifts
Monday through Friday morning, mail volunteers deliver cards and e-mail greetings to patients throughout the facility. Each weekday afternoon, flower volunteers work as a team to deliver flowers to patients.
As a supplement to our regular volunteer work, Auxiliary members venture out to help with one-time special events, blood drives, classes and fundraising events. This is a nice way to get to know other members outside your regular volunteer commitment.
Through St. John Home Health and Hospice, volunteers are trained to assist families in their homes during the final days with their loved ones. Volunteers deliver medical supplies, sit with patients, do household chores and become a friend to families during this critical time. Special training is offered several times a year. Contact Joan Hutchings at 918-747-4428.
Taking inventory, marking merchandise, dusting, re-stocking and helping with displays are all part of the behind-the-scenes projects. If you prefer to remain in the background, this may be the perfect way to help. Monday through Friday, four-hour shifts during the day.