Volunteer at St. Mary’s

You can be a real hero to someone in need by volunteering at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Volunteers help with daily tasks and reinforce the feeling of community here by providing patients with that personal touch that lets them know someone cares.

A Variety of Programs to Choose From

Volunteer Chaplains Program: Our team of volunteer chaplains, representing many faiths and backgrounds, helps our four full-time pastoral care chaplains meet the spiritual needs of our patients and their families.

The Cuddler Program: These volunteers provide comfort and support to ill children by helping with holding, giving hugs, and more. *Volunteers must serve 90 days prior to being considered for program openings.

Pet Therapy Program: These volunteers and their special, certified therapy dogs help our patients heal by visiting and entertaining them and their families.

Stroke Buddies Program: This program brings current stroke patients together with stroke-surviving volunteers to share experiences and educational resources.

The Teen Program: Teen volunteers gain firsthand knowledge of a hospital’s daily activities, and discover the many joys of helping others.

Plus many other choices, including:

  • Book cart volunteers
  • Clerical assistants
  • Family liaison volunteers
  • Greeters
  • Information desk volunteers
  • Mail & flower deliverers
  • Meal mates
  • Playroom attendants
  • Knitters
  • Snack cart volunteers

We invite you to be a part of this rewarding experience and explore a future in volunteering at St. Mary’s Medical Center and the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital. If you have any questions, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator by calling (561) 882-2998.

You Help us Heal

Though we can never truly repay our volunteers for all they do to help our patients and caregivers, we do offer:

  • Free cafeteria meal ticket on the day you volunteer*
  • Access to hospital educational programs
  • Uniform is provided
  • Annual volunteer recognition event
  • Annual holiday party
  • Training and orientation
  • Letters of reference

*Limit $8 per meal

Our Volunteers. Our Heroes.

At St. Mary’s Medical Center and the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital, our volunteers make a difference in the lives of our patients, visitors and staff every day. Volunteering offers a wonderful opportunity to share your talents and interests in departments and roles throughout the hospitals.

Learn more about volunteer opportunities by filling out our volunteer form.