St. Luke's Hospital Volunteer Program
Student Volunteer Program
The Student Volunteer Program is open to high school and college students (age 14 and over) who are interested in donating their time serving the visitors, patients and staff of St. Luke's Hospital. St. Luke's seeks dedicated and organized volunteers who are committed to helping others.
Student volunteers can help with a variety of tasks including: customer service, clerical support, transporting patients and running errands. (Student volunteers do not perform or observe medical or patient care procedures of any kind.
During the school year, students can choose to volunteer during the fall semester (September - December) or the spring semester (January - May) and must commit to a minimum of 40 hours of service during the term. In the summer (June - August), students commit to a minimum of 24 service hours and must be available at least eight of the ten weeks.
Student volunteers are scheduled on the same day/same shift for the entire term and are required to volunteer at least three to four hours each week. Assignments are based on the needs of the hospital and the student's schedule. Please note that evening and weekend assignments are limited. All applicants will be notified of their status after the application period is closed.
All selected volunteers will be required to undergo a background check (social security number required), health screenings, receive the yearly flu shot (or show proof of prior receipt), as well as attend orientation and training.
Please refer to the table below to determine if applications are currently being accepted.
Beginning April 1
40 Service Hours
40 Service Hours
24 Service Hours
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I am available to volunteer. What is my next step?
A: Complete the application during the appropriate application period and submit it to the Volunteer Office. You will be contacted to discuss the next steps. (Please note that the application link is only available during application periods.)
Q: I missed the application period - what should I do?
A: Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept your application until the next open application period. Please apply for the next volunteer term you are available.
Q: What days and time do volunteers work?
A: The greatest need for volunteers is Monday through Friday. Evening and weekend shifts are very limited. Shifts are: Morning (8/9 a.m. to Noon), Afternoon (Noon to 3/4 p.m.) and Evening (4 to 8 p.m.).
Q: I have a job, but want to volunteer, as well. Can I volunteer whenever I'm not scheduled to work?
A: Volunteering requires you be available the same day & same shift each week for an entire term. Coordinating a regular schedule is necessary for our volunteer program to work effectively in conjunction with our hospital departments.
Q: I participate in sports and am not available for the whole semester. Can I still volunteer?
A: The volunteer program is structured to only encompass full semesters. Please apply when you are sure you can commit to serving a regularly scheduled shift for an entire semester.
If you have any questions, please call 314-542-4768.