Becoming A Volunteer
You don’t need any special skills or experience to become a volunteer: Just a willingness to help
Volunteering is one of the best experiences you’ll ever have. Whether you’re a high school or college student interested in pursuing a career in the medical field or you’re an adult who has a few extra hours to spare and you are willing to serve, we would love to have you. We have 40 different service areas, and we’ll help you find one that’s right for you. Here are just a few opportunities:
Information Desk/Guest Services Volunteers
Emergency Department Volunteers
Gift Shop Volunteers
Radiology Check-in Volunteers
Person and Family Advisory Council
Surgery Waiting Area Volunteers
How to Reach Us
1923 S. Utica Ave. | Tulsa, OK 74104
How to Apply
Click here to apply online. Or, download and complete the following forms, then mail them to the St. John Auxiliary (address above):
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 ensure 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 are organized, self motivated and don’t mind a bit of paperwork, we have volunteer opportunities in employee health and case management. Opportunities are available daytime 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays.
Volunteers provide assistance to our patients and guests by directing visitors from the main lobby to various parts of the hospital. Volunteers should be pleasant and helpful with good listening ears. Light computer skills are necessary and we are willing to train. Hours of service are primarily Monday through Friday, early morning through 4:00 p.m. St. John Owasso and St. John Broken Arrow also accept volunteers for evenings and weekends.
Each weekday afternoon from 12-4 p.m., flower volunteers work as a team to deliver flowers and gifts to patients and employees throughout the hospital, and can also deliver mail. Light computer skills are needed and we will train you.
This fun active group of volunteers is always on the go, transporting patients in wheelchairs to various departments of the hospital and assisting with discharging patients. In addition, volunteers help transport equipment to various areas of the hospital. Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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 warm blankets and meals to patients, listen to families, help transport equipment, stock supplies, and assist staff. This department is open 24/7, and is open even during holidays and weekends. We are always in need of volunteers, and this is a great opportunity for high school and college age students interested in medical fields.
The Auxiliary’s gift shops are its largest fundraising project. In December 2014, we completed a $2.5 million pledge to furnish the upgrades to the Da Vinci Surgical Robot. In November 2014, we also donated $10,000 to St. John Owasso and $10,000 to St. John Broken Arrow for upgrades to the hospital lobbies, and an additional $10,000 to St. John Sapulpa to update the cafeteria. We are beginning a pledge of $2 million to furnish Tele Stroke equipment for our facilities. Our gift shops are open 7 days a week, and most serve 4 hour shifts. Volunteers should be friendly and helpful and love working with the public, as they help take flower and gift orders over the phone and cashier. In addition many volunteers are able to see new merchandise before the public by helping us with pricing projects.
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 Linda Buck at 918-877-4697 for this opportunity.
Patients and guests check-in with the radiology volunteer and once the patient or guest is finished in the check-in area, the volunteers escort patients to where the procedures will take place. They assist lost guests to their destinations and help us with keeping our waiting areas straightened. Volunteers can assist some patients that require wheelchair assistance.
Person and Family Advisors provide a voice that represents all patients and families who receive care at St. John. Volunteers serve by sharing experiences with staff, clinicians, and other patients at scheduled meetings. Volunteers participate in discussion groups and explain from their viewpoint and what St. John can do to improve delivery, safety, and quality of services. Volunteers help review and create educational and information materials to be helpful to patients and family members, and partner with us to help us on short term projects to enhance patient care, comfort, and convenience for patients and family members. Volunteers interested in serving in this role should possess sensitivity, concern, and empathy for patients and families visiting our health system, be able to articulate and provide constructive remarks and criticism, and serve alongside other people of various ages, backgrounds, and ideas.
Being detail oriented and providing personal customer service to patients and families is important. These volunteers check in families and patients prior to surgery and act as a liason to transfer phone calls and information from the surgeons and staff to families anxiously awaiting information. The volunteers are also helpful escorting and directing guests to various areas of the facilities. Volunteers should have good computer and phone skills, and we are willing to train.
Everyday guests and patients find themselves lost in our medical center, and the Way Finding Volunteers are there to assist. Whether a guest is trying to locate a doctor, a patient room, their car, or other points of interest, the volunteer will be strategically positioned near equipment and maps. Volunteers are also encouraged to escort guests to their destinations. We are willing and eager to train. Opportunities are available 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. This new service line is designed to be very personable with our guests.