Giving Back To St. Dominic’s
Volunteers are a very valuable asset to St. Dominic’s. Volunteers not only serve as support for our team members but also provide patients and visitors with an extra touch of personal customer service. The many services provided by our volunteers are an essential part of the continued success of St. Dominic’s healing ministry.
Our wonderful volunteers are called on to help with a variety of important duties and activities that assist our patients, visitors, patient family members and hospital team members. St. Dominic’s offers a variety of volunteer positions including presiding over information desks, directing waiting room guests, wayfinding and locating wheelchairs, environmental services surveying, pastoral care rounding and other purposeful behind-the scenes efforts. Volunteer Services also offers “at home” projects for volunteers who are home bound or unable to report to the hospital. Some of these projects include knitting caps for oncology patients, knitting washcloths for babies in the NICU, as well as making rosaries and other heart-felt comfort measures for guests and patients. Whatever your gift or talent may be, the only thing a person really needs to volunteer is a heart for service!
Benefits of Volunteering:
- Fulfillment from giving back
- A free meal once a day at St. Dominic’s on the day of volunteering
- Fellowship with other volunteers; meeting new people
- A rewarding activity that keeps you active
- An opportunity to learn new skills
- Annual awards and recognition
- Free membership to New Directions (for those 55+)
- Free annual flu shot
- Discounted membership at The Club at St. Dominic’s
- Tax deductible mileage
How to Apply
Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and go through a detailed training and orientation process. If you would like more information, call 601-200-6739. The Volunteer Office is located on the first floor of the main hospital near the South Lobby entrance.
After you’ve applied to become a volunteer, a coordinator will contact you to set up an interview to discuss your skill and interests.