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Become a St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Auxiliary Volunteer

Scholarship Applications now accepted:The St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Auxiliary Volunteers Barbara Lesko Memorial Scholarship is now available to nursing students studying at Southwestern Illinois College. The scholarship fund was established by Dr. Lesko, a dedicated physician, who provided care to our patients at St Elizabeth’s Hospital. To memorialize his wife Barbara, upon her passing, Dr. Lesko donated funds to the Hospital Auxiliary to establish the Barbara Lesko Memorial Scholarship Fund. Download the application packet here.

Why Volunteer at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital?

Being an Auxiliary Volunteer at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is a rewarding and challenging experience. As one of the region’s leading health care providers, St. Elizabeth’s offers exciting volunteer opportunities in a number of areas, from the Emergency Department to one of the many ancillary departments in the hospital and the UrgiCare Center in O’Fallon, Illinois.

Becoming a St. Elizabeth’s Hospital volunteer provides individuals with a distinct sense of purpose, where special skills are truly needed and valued. In another sense, belonging to our volunteer team offers an important social outlet.

Who Can Volunteer?

To be a volunteer you must:

  • Be physically capable of doing volunteer work.
  • Be responsible for providing your own transportation.
  • Be able to attend and participate in appropriate orientation and training sessions.
  • Be willing to foster the hospital’s four Core Values of Respect, Care, Competence and Joy

Additionally, Youth Volunteers, must:

  • Be 16 years of age or older.
  • Be able to work during summer months or at other times throughout the school year as approved by the Volunteer Coordinator.

What Benefits do Auxiliary Volunteers Receive?

Being a volunteer at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital entitles you to a number of valuable benefits including: Gift Shop, Cafeteria and Gourmet Coffee Shop discounts and invitations to several informative lunch presentations, along with the selfless satisfaction of helping others.

How Can I Help?

Not all volunteer assignments involve direct contact with patients - yet each one is vital to the everyday tasks that need to be accomplished at St. Elizabeth’s, including:

  • Assisting nursing staff
  • Escorting patients/visitors
  • Helping with fund-raising efforts
  • Delivering flowers and e-cards
  • Concierge positions at various information desks
  • Performing non-clinical volunteer rounding
  • Assisting with various clerical duties
  • Assisting in the Gift Shop

How Often Can I Volunteer?

The flexibility associated with volunteering at St. Elizabeth’s is one of the many “job benefits.” However, reporting to the hospital when scheduled is a quality our most valued volunteers regularly adhere to. You may choose how often you work, depending upon the needs of the staff. Usually, there is plenty of work to be distributed to our volunteer team. Your valuable hours are tracked, and Auxiliary Volunteers are recognized annually at an Annual Awards Banquet.

Interested? Download a Volunteer Application

For questions or concerns contact Donna Meyers at 618-234-2120, X 2132.

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