Thank you for your interest in volunteering at St. David’s Medical Center! Several hundred volunteers currently serve our healthcare community. We are excited that you are interested in joining our team. The mission of the Volunteer Services Department is to recruit, train, and retain compassionate volunteers who help to provide exceptional support and services to our patients, visitors, and staff. Volunteering at St. David’s is a rewarding experience, and our goal is to make this the most meaningful “work” you have ever done. Together, we will determine the best volunteer position for your motivations, strengths and talents.
We have three different volunteer programs: Community, Student and Teen. While each program is unique, we all work together and towards the same mission: to provide exceptional support and services to those we serve. Please click on the links below to learn more about each program.
Community Volunteer Program (Learn more)
This is our foundation group and is comprised of members throughout the community who are committed to serving our patients, visitors and staff. The St. David’s Medical Center Healthcare Volunteers, formerly the Auxiliary to St. David’s Medical Center, have been supporting the hospital and Austin community since 1955. Applications are accepted year round and we have both traditional and non-traditional opportunities available.
The St. David’s Medical Center Healthcare Volunteers own and operate the Atrium Gift Shop. For more information on the gift shop click here.
Annually, the St. David’s Medical Center Healthcare Volunteers award scholarships to students pursuing healthcare related fields. For the 2013-2014 school year, they awarded $100,000 to 20 students attending Texas universities. To learn more about the scholarship program and for information on the application process click here.
Student Volunteer Program (Learn More)
This program is designed for students interested in healthcare careers. Whether you are a traditional undergraduate student or a career-change student, we have tailored this program to fit your needs – including flexible semester scheduling, multiple department choices that allow you to explore healthcare fields, and leadership opportunities. We are excited to announce that we will now accept student applications year round.
Teen Summer Volunteer Program (Learn More)
This program is specifically geared towards high school students. Whether you are interested in healthcare or would like a fun and exciting way to spend your summer, we are committed to ensuring this is a great opportunity to learn, grow, and serve your community.
Summer 2013 Timeline
- Application Available: Monday, March 18th
- Application Deadline: Friday, April 19th
- Orientation (by invitation): Saturday, June 8th
Summer 2014 Timeline
- Dates will be announced in December 2013.
Volunteers are a vital part of our healthcare team. Whether you are volunteering to give back to your community, to explore healthcare careers, or to utilize your skills in a new environment, you will be enriched by the difference you make and the lives you touch. Your role as a Volunteer will help to support and enhance the exceptional care given by our professionals. Thank you so much for your interest in giving your time and talents! We look forward to meeting you.To apply to volunteer at St. David’s Medical Center please complete our online application.
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact the Volunteer Services Department.
St. David’s Medical Center also partners with Ronald McDonald House Charities to provide a Ronald McDonald Family Room located within the hospital. Volunteers interested in working with the Family Room should apply directly with the Ronald McDonald House Charities. For more information on RMHC click here and to apply to volunteer with RMHC click here.