Volunteer Opportunities

St. Jude offers the following shifts and volunteer opportunities:

High School Shifts Offered: Monday - Friday 4-7 p.m. weekends limited based on first come first serve basis (1 consistent shift a week for 3 hours)

Adult/College Shifts Offered: Monday - Friday 8 a.m.-12 p.m. or 12-4 p.m. (1 consistent shift a week for 4 hours)

Guild Member Shifts Offered: Monday - Friday 8 a.m.-12 p.m. or 12-4 p.m. (1 consistent shift for 4 hours once a week or every other week)

Ambassador Services - Harbor and Val Mesa Lobbies

  • Greet and escort patients and families to locations within the hospital
  • Assist staff with visitor inquiries, paperwork, and deliveries
  • Discharge ambulatory patients

Front Desk Services - Surgical Waiting Area, Imaging Services

  • Greet and direct patients, family members and visitors
  • Assist with patient inquiries and be the communication liaison between the staff and visitors in the waiting areas
  • Provide support to unit staff as needed

Medical Units

  • Discharge ambulatory patients
  • Transport specimens to lab, supplies from central, blood bank etc. (duties vary dependent on age of volunteer)
  • Assist unit secretary with answering phones and patient call lights
  • Make rounds to patient rooms to determine any pending patient needs
  • Support unit staff with clerical based duties as instructed
    • Cardiology
    • Cath Lab
    • Emergency Department
    • Intensive Care Unit/Critical Care Unit (ICU/CCU)
    • Labor and Delivery
    • Laboratory
    • Medical/Renal
    • Medical/Surgical/Neurology
    • Mother and Baby Unit
    • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
    • Oncology/Telemetry
    • Orthopedic
    • Palliative Care
    • Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
    • Rehabilitation
    • Sepsis Unit
    • Surgical Pre-Op

Music Therapy

  • Provides calming music to promote a healing environment in our Lobby area.

Office Settings

Providing clerical support to staff projects vary by department:

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Education
  • Clinical Excellence
  • Clinical Trials
  • Cultural Transformation
  • Employee Health and Well Being
  • Magnet Office
  • Memorial Foundation
  • Patient and Family Experience
  • Radiation Oncology Office
  • Risk Management
  • Security and Parking Office
  • Volunteer Office
  • Wound Care

Off Site Locations

  • Provide clerical support to unit staff and patients
  • Restock supplies
  • Duties may vary dependent on location
    • Center for Rehabilitation and Wellness - Clerical
    • Knott Family Endoscopy Center
    • Yorba Linda Heritage Healthcare
    • Cardiac Rehab

Pet Therapy

Pet Therapy Dogs must be certified through organizations such as Pet Partners or Therapy Dog International.

  • Handler (owner) and dog visit with patients, visitors and staff throughout the hospital

Retail Environments - Expressions Kiosk, Hospital Gift Shop

  • Required to have excellent customer service skills
  • Assist visitors, patients and employees with their purchases
  • Restock items
  • Use cash register and credit card processing machines

Spiritual Care

Pre-requisite: Must already be a Eucharistic Minister and position must be approved by Spiritual Care Department.

  • Distribute communion to patients, family and staff on assigned units to those who desire to receive it

St. Jude Medical Plaza - Cancer Crosson Institute

Cancer Center Data Management

  • Must be comfortable working with basic computer programs
  • Assisting staff with gathering and inputting data
  • Cancer Center Infusion
    • Providing support to unit staff and rounding to determine patient needs
  • Cancer Library
    • Greeting incoming guests and providing accessibility to information regarding cancer resources
  • Plaza Ambassador
    • Greet and direct patients and families to locations within and around the medical plaza
    • Assist staff with visitor inquiries, paperwork, deliveries, and other duties as assigned
  • Surgical Prep/RecoveryDischarge ambulatory patients
    • Restock supplies
    • Support unit staff with clerical based duties as instructed
  • Surgical Prep/Recovery -Reception
    • Assist with patient inquiries and be the communication liaison between the staff and visitors in the waiting areas
    • Provide support to unit staff as needed

Therapies

Pre-Requisite: Resource Therapy volunteers must be approved by the Volunteer Services Manager and Rehabilitation Staff Manager

  • Provide support to patients and rehabilitation department staff
    • Center for Rehabilitation and Wellness (Offsite)
    • Communication Recovery Group (Offsite)
    • Occupational Therapy - In Hospital
    • Physical Therapy - In Hospital
    • Speech Therapy - In Hospital

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