Volunteers are the heartbeat of OSF Saint James! Our committed volunteers come from all over Livingston County and surrounding areas. They make an important difference in the lives of patients and families by giving comfort and assistance; they are a vital and valuable part of our culture and patient-focused service.
Over 200 strong, our volunteers donate more than 20,000 hour of service in nearly 25 different areas. Whether it is volunteering for our many hospital departments; working in the Gift Shop, assisting at the Information Desk or helping patients find their way to their destination, our volunteers touch the hearts of many patients and staff.
The Auxiliary is also very active throughout the year staffing the beautiful all-volunteer Gift Shop, hosting fundraisers such as jewelry and purse sales, as well as being the primary sponsor of the spring gala.
Many students also volunteer in the summer and during the school year to learn more about health care careers. Students must be at least 14 years of age to volunteer.
Susan Karls, Director of Foundation Development/Volunteer Services, spoke to WJEZ's Todd Wineburner about volunteering at OSF Saint James. Listen Now >>>
What are some of the benefits of volunteering at OSF Saint James?
- gain experience and new skills
- make new friends
- develop a sense of self-worth and meaning to your life
- give back to the hospital and community
- be part of a team that promotes the best in health care
- interact with patients, families, staff and fellow volunteers
Did you know that volunteering is good for your health? Meaningful and rewarding volunteer work can add balance and perspective to your life. Meeting people, learning new skills, receiving positive feedback about a job well done does wonder for you and the people you are helping.
Become a Volunteer
If you are interested in volunteering, please call us at (815) 842-6808 or apply online.