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Volunteer Opportunities at Mercy Health Saint Mary's

EmergencyDeptVolunteer.jpg   Emergency Department (Daytime/Evening)
Volunteers offer support with patient escort, run errands, stock supplies, and perform duties as assigned by the ED staff. Volunteers are not permitted to provide medical treatment.
flowerroomvolunteer-peg.jpg Flower & Patient Mail Delivery (Monday–Friday, 1–3:30 p.m.)
Volunteers deliver flowers and patient mail in a relaxed, cheerful, warm-hearted manner. This is a great opportunity if you are looking for patient interaction.
GiftShopVolunteer.jpg Gift Shop (Daytime/Evening) & The Shoppe at Mercy Health Lacks Cancer Center
Volunteers assist customers with their shopping needs, run cash register, stock shelves, assist with coffee/espresso orders and complete other responsibilities of the gift shop. This position is for those friendly individuals that like to interact with people.
GreeterVolunteer.jpg Greeter (Daytime)
Providing a welcoming and resourceful presence as the first contact for patients, families, friends and visitors. Requires outstanding communication and ability to assist patients with personal escort or navigation throughout the Main Hospital, Mercy Health Lacks Cancer Center, Mercy Health Hauenstein Center, Mercy Health Southwest Campus, and Mercy Health East Beltline.
SophiasHouseVolunteer.jpg Guest House of Mercy Health Saint Mary’s – Sophia’s House (Daytime/Evening)
A home away from home will be provided for our patients and families that need it the most. Volunteers will help assist in many of the operations of the guest house, from concierge services, checking guests in and out, and most importantly by providing a comfortable environment.
MusicTherapyVolunteer.jpg Musician (Volunteer) at Mercy Health Lacks Cancer Center and Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences (Daytime/Evening)
To provide music that is conducive to a healing environment. Volunteer will play instrument in lobby areas or if directed by supervisor the volunteer may play in public spaces on the clinical units.
PALVolunteer.jpg Patient Advocate Liaison (PAL) (Daytime/Evening)
Volunteer role focuses on bringing something more to the patients on a unit. Volunteers will work with the staff to check-in with our guests and make the experience more comfortable. Some tasks include: delivering newspapers/books to interested patients, talking with patients who could use a visitor, delivering warm blankets, handing out beverages to visitors, and more.
PatientTransportVolunteer.jpg Patient Transport (Daytime)
Transport patients to various areas of the hospital campus, deliver medical supplies and equipment to patient rooms, and gather wheelchairs as needed.
PCACosmetologist.jpg Personal Care Cosmetologist (Daytime/Evening)
Provides patients with complimentary cosmetology services including head shaving, wig styling, hair styling, pedicures, manicures and facials. Takes part in and offers information regarding The Look Good Feel Better Program and offers assistance in dealing with the cosmetic side effects of cancer treatment.
PersonalCareVolunteer.jpg Personal Care Area Support (Daytime/Evening)
Volunteers will help support the staff in assisting patients and guests that come to the Personal Care Area in Mercy Health Lacks Cancer Center. Duties will include: answering phones, greeting guests, setting up appointments, and also visiting with patients while they wait for their service.
PetTherapyVolunteer.jpg Pet Therapy (Daytime/Evening)
Handler and dog promote emotional, physical, and psychological support through the human-animal healing connection. Must have current registration through West Michigan Therapy Dogs. Learn More >
ReachOutandReadVolunteer.jpg Reach Out and Read (Daytime)
Volunteer at one of our Community Health Centers by reading to the children in the waiting room areas in English or Spanish. Locations include: Browning-Claytor Health Center, Clinica Santa Maria, Heartside Health Center, and Sparta Health Center. Learn More >
spiritualcarenew.jpg Spiritual Care (Daytime/Evening)
This volunteer requires a prayerful demeanor; ability to follow prescribed rituals related to reception of Communion, general understanding of patient care protocol (e.g., isolation, special infection control measures, NPO, etc.), ability to maintain total confidentiality related to all patient care situations encountered; basic knowledge of appropriate referrals to professional chaplains.
SurgeryWaitingRoomVolunteer.jpg Surgery Waiting Room (Monday–Friday, Daytime)
Volunteers assist friends and family members who use the Surgery Waiting Room while a patient is in surgery, act as liaison between the surgical staff and the family/friends, and answer phones.


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