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Volunteering at Elmbrook Memorial

As a volunteer at Wheaton Franciscan – Elmbrook Memorial Campus, no special skills or experience are needed. All you need is a desire to be of service, the enthusiasm to share your unique skills, and a willingness to bring your talents to a health care setting. We welcome you to our facility.

Departments Utilizing Volunteers

Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP)

Volunteers receive special training and work one-on-one (under the guidance of a Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist) with patients who are 70 years old or older. Learn more about HELP.

Gift Shop

The hospital gift shop is open daily. Revenues from the gift shop ultimately are returned to Elmbrook Memorial.

Information Desk

Volunteers give directions, answer phone inquiries, record floral deliveries, and, on occasion, escort visitors to their destinations. You must be at least 18 years old.

Courtesy Car Driver

Using a hospital-provided vehicle, volunteer drivers transport patients to and from the hospital. Drivers must have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.

Eucharist Ministers/Spiritual Care

Volunteers receive special training and work under the guidance of the hospital’s chaplain. Each morning, the Eucharistic ministers provide communion services to Catholic patients at their bedside.

General Errands

Tasks may include:

  • Delivering patient mail and flowers
  • Transporting patients in wheelchairs
  • Escorting visitors
  • Distributing in-house mail 
  • Special projects
  • More

Franciscan Woods

Volunteers provide assistance to the therapeutic recreation department by assisting with activities, one-on-one visits, transporting residents throughout the facility and much more.

Benefits of Volunteering

We know your time and skills are valuable. As a volunteer at Elmbrook Memorial, we recognize your service with: 

  • Cafeteria discount
  • Free convenient parking
  • Holiday party  
  • Discounts at our on-site pharmacy
  • Annual free flu shots
  • Volunteer recognition luncheon
  • The ability to provide meaningful and joyful assistance to others

Become a Volunteer

For more information about becoming a volunteer, please call Volunteer Services at 262-785-2062. Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Elmbrook Memorial.

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