When you become a Volunteer at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, you’ll find that your greatest rewards come from the heart. Volunteers play a key role in the healing presence and culture of our hospital. The touch of a hand, a friendly smile, a listening ear, is all it takes to make a difference. The need for volunteers is great, and the rewards are even greater. 

Volunteering with Us

Typically, volunteers serve an average of four hours per week. As a volunteer, you have the opportunity to grow, learn, make new friends, exchange ideas and contribute to your community. Volunteers receive complimentary uniforms, free secured parking and a free meal in the café during your shift. We do require a minimum of a six-month commitment.

How to Join our Team

If you are at least 14 years old or older, simply complete and submit the Volunteer Application below:

Volunteer Application Form

The Next Steps

After reviewing your application you will be contacted to schedule an interview. At that time we will discuss your skills and interests to determine an appropriate department and position for you. Upon successful completion of a background check, TB test and drug/alcohol screening, new volunteers attend an orientation training session. 

For More Information:

Please contact Nancy Falk, Director of Volunteer Services
Phone 303-837-7667
Fax 303-837-7115



Volunteer Opportunities

Creating a Welcoming Spirit

  • Gift Shops (Tower Shop & Baby Joe’s)
  • Welcome Desks/Patient & Family Escorts

Comforting Family Members

  • Main Surgical Waiting Room 
  • Cardiovascular Lab Waiting Room 
  • Medical Imaging/GI Lab Waiting Room

Visiting with Patients

  • Volunteer Patient Visitors 
  • Patient Pride (applying moisturizer with a comforting touch)
  • Pet Therapy
  • Mended Hearts (Previous Open Heart Patients visiting with new patients)
  • Eucharistic Ministers 
  • Mom/Baby Tea Service

Partnering with our Clinical Teams

  • Volunteer Unit Ambassadors/Nursing Units 
    • Internal Medicine (9North)
    • Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
    • Oncology (ONC)
    • Mom/Baby Unit (MBU)
  • Oncology (Comprehensive Cancer Services) 
    • Infusion Unit (Delivery of Chemotherapy)
    • Radiation Oncology (Radiation Treatment)
    • Breast Care Center
  • Surgical
  • Emergency Department 
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 
  • Family Medicine Clinics