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All positions for the 2016 Summer Volunteer Program at Saint Mary’s Hospital have been filled. Applications will be available after July 15 for adults who are interested in volunteering in the fall and for students seeking volunteer positions for the 2016-2017 school year. 

At Saint Mary’s Hospital, our volunteers are vital members of our caregiving family. Like our staff, every compassionate, dedicated volunteer commits to providing exceptional care to every patient every day.

Saint Mary’s volunteers are quick to assist patients in need whether it be with a smile, a kind word of comfort, or a gentle hand to hold.

One of the best reasons to volunteer is a desire to help others. Volunteering really is its own reward as it offers a sense of purpose, fulfillment and joy. Some additional reasons our volunteers choose to serve include:

  • To utilize a wealth of knowledge and experience post retirement;
  • To gain exposure to exciting health careers;
  • To fulfill high school community service hours or religious service requirements;
  • To give back to the Greater Waterbury community, and much more.

The Volunteer Commitment 

As a volunteer you are part of what makes Saint Mary’s Hospital such a friendly, safe, and caring environment. Your dedication as a volunteer includes upholding our Mission, Vision and Values, while also committing to 100 hours of service per year. In exchange, you will receive support, training and guidance from our expert staff.

Volunteer Requirements

Requirements for Adult Volunteers

To become an adult volunteer, you must 18 years of age or older. There is no upper limit on the number of hours adult volunteers may donate. We do expect a commitment of at least 100 hours of service over the course of 12 months. We'd be happy to provide a letter verifying your community service once you fulfill the minimum hour requirements.

All volunteers must:

  • Submit a signed volunteer application and 2 completed reference forms to Saint Mary's Volunteer Services Department
  • Agree to the Human Resources department conducting a crimincal background check prior to interview and hospital orientation
  • Show proof of state-required immunizations (2 MMR's or 2 measles and 1 rubella), if born after 1956
  • Show proof of history of Varicella (Chicken Pox) or 2 Varicella vaccines
  • Have a free PPD test (to check exposure to TB/Tuberculosis) at Saint Mary's
  • Discuss service position openings with Volunteer Services department
  • Sign a confidentiality agreement
  • Complete the orientation program at the hospital that will include mandatory training in topics such as safety and infection control

Requirements for Junior Volunteers

To become a junior volunteer, you must be 15 years old and attending high school. Volunteers for the summer junior volunteer program must be entering high school in the fall.

We expect a commitment of at least 100 hours of service during the school year (September through June) and/or a commitment of 40 hours in the summer program (July and August). There is no upper limit on the number of hours junior volunteers may donate. If requested, we would be pleased to provide a letter verifying successful completion of our hour requirements. 

All volunteers must:

  • Submit a completed volunteer application with signed approval from a parent/guardian and 2 reference forms to Saint Mary's Volunteer Services Department
  • Show proof of State of Connecticut required immunizations (2 MMR's or 2 measles and 1 rubella vaccine)
  • Show proof of history of Varicella (Chicken Pox) or 2 Varicella vaccines
  • Have a free PPD test (to check exposure to TB/Tuberculosis) at Saint Mary's
  • Discuss service position openings with Volunteer Services department
  • Sign a confidentiality agreement
  • Complete the orientation program at the hospital that will include mandatory training in topics such as safety and infection control

Junior Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers provide many aspects of customer service from greeting and directing patients and visitors to delivering flowers, comforting patients and assisting staff members.

Summer Volunteer Program - Applications Are Being Accepted through March 31

Extending from the last week of June to the last week of August, our summer volunteer program is perfect for students who are looking to gain valuable healthcare experience during summer break.

Applications for September-June volunteers will be accepted beginning in August. 

For more information on volunteer services, please contact Kimberly Roscoe, Volunteer Services Coordinator, at 203-709-6279.