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Volunteering at St. Francis

Volunteering at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – St. Francis does not require special skills or expertise. Instead, we seek people with enthusiasm and a willingness to share their desire to help others. Volunteers are a part of the personality of St. Francis and contribute to the success of our hospital and its high-quality and compassionate patient care. Most volunteers give one four-hour shift per week, but we’re flexible. The minimum age requirement is 14 years old.

Become a Volunteer

To become a volunteer or learn more about the benefits of volunteering at St. Francis, call Volunteer Services at 414-647-5160.

Types of Volunteer Activities

There are so many opportunities for you at St. Francis. We will match your skills, background and desires with the greatest area of need.

  • Escort patients, deliver items, and run errands throughout the hospital
  • Staff the information desk and greet patients 
  • Assist with various duties in a nursing unit 
  • Work in the hospital gift shop, which is open daily to patients, staff, and visitors
  • Provide on-going clerical assistance in various departments and on special projects 
  • Volunteer for the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP), a special program to provide one-on-one assistance for elderly patients 
  • Sort and distribute mail 
  • Assist in the daily distribution of communion as a specially-trained Eucharistic minister

Benefits of Volunteering at St. Francis

We appreciate and value our volunteers for their many hours of service. To extend our appreciation, we offer the following:

  • Complementary meal ticket
  • Discounted meals in the cafeteria 
  • Christmas meal 
  • Free, on-site flu shot 
  • Annual recognition luncheon 
  • 10% discount in the gift shop 
  • On-site retail pharmacy discounts 
  • Enrollment in on-site classes 
  • On-going training and volunteer in-services

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