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Volunteer Opportunities | SSM Health in Illinois
Volunteers at SSM Health

Volunteer Opportunities

​​​​​​​​At SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital​ and SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital, volunteers are an essential part of our team, with a commitment to providing exceptional service to our patients, visitors and staff. We have more than 200 volunteers, ranging in ages from 18​ to more than 90 years old, who serve in a variety of areas. The caring and generous spirit of our volunteers helps to make SSM Health the best place to receive your health care.

Volunteer Vision​

We enrich our community and support the healing Mission and Values of SSM Health by creating opportunities for people to experience the joy of serving others while ensuring an exceptional experience for those that serve. Volunteer positions are identified by departments based on the needs in each respective area. A variety of volunteer opportunities are offered, including customer service and hospitality, administrative duties, assisting nursing staff, visiting or sitting with patients in their rooms, pastoral care visits and working in non-clinical support areas.​
You must be 18 years or older to apply to be a Volunteer or Auxiliary Member at on of our SSM Health locations in Illinois. You will receive reg​ular training and coaching. In general, volunteers donate about four consecutive hours per week, though more are always appreciated.

How To Apply

What do Volunteers do?
  • ​Outpatient patient registration
  • Gift Shop​
  • Information desk
  • Escort
  • Admitting Surgery
  • Library
  • OB/nursery
  • View Opportunities
How do I apply?

​​Please fill out the secure online application to volunteer at Good Samaritan Hospital - Mt. Vernon and St. Mary's Hospital - Centralia. 

Contact Volunteer Services:​ 


St. Mary's Hospital - Centralia

Director: Rhonda Edmonson
Phone: 618-436-6525​​

Good Samaritan Hospital - Mt. Vernon​

Director: Monica Heshmat
Phone: 618-899-1031​​​

Volunteer Benefits

​As a volunteer or Auxiliary member, you receive the following benefits:

  • Annual flu shots
  • Annual Awards Banquet
  • Annual recognitions for service
  • Discounts, promotions... and more!​