If you are interested in taking an active role in helping people and have a passion for healthcare, and you are over the age of 18, we encourage you to apply to be a Saint Mary's volunteer. You can join our team of volunteers who provide important services inside Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center, at off-campus sites or within the Hospice Volunteer Program. It's an opportunity for you to learn new skills, develop interests and ultimately help people--the best reward of all.
Please click on the following Volunteer Application Form, print it, fill in your information and mail to 235 W. Sixth Street, Reno, NV 89503 ATTN: Volunteer Program.
Volunteer Opportunities at the Medical Center
Volunteers within the Medical Center work in a number of areas, including:
- Delivering flowers and mail to patients
- Discharging patients
- Emergency services
- Gift Shop
- Surgery Reception
- Surgery Transport
- Volunteer Patient Liaison
- Chaplain and Spiritual Care Services
- And More
Volunteer Opportunities with Hospice
For individuals who want to help families of patients who are facing the end of their lives, Saint Mary's Hospice of Northern Nevada welcomes volunteers. Hospice volunteers are required to complete a specialized training program and, after training, typically give four hours of their time each week. Hospice volunteers do not provide medical care; however, they are an important and welcome part of the team. Volunteer opportunities within the Hospice Volunteer Program include:
- Providing companionship for Hospice patients and families
- Doing simple tasks for Hospice patients and families
- Providing bereavement support
- Assisting in the Hospice office
Volunteer Process and Criteria
Submission of a volunteer application does not guarantee your approval as a Saint Mary's Volunteer. Volunteer opportunities may flucuate based on the needs of the hospital and all approved volunteers will be required to attend a six-hour general orientation and a one-hour volunteer orientation. Additionally, volunteers will be required to provide a minimum of 10 hours of service per month. Additionally, Saint Mary's Hospice program requires an extensive orientation and training program prior to serving as a volunteer.