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Volunteer at St. John Medical Center

Our Mission

Volunteers at St. John Medical Center are committed to providing patients and families the care and attention they deserve in a manner that strengthens PeaceHealth’s dedication to exceptional medicine and compassionate care.

Each year our volunteers give thousands of hours of service to St. John Medical Center.

Among the many rewards is the satisfaction of being an integral part of a dedicated team, devoted to the health and well-being of our patients and guests.

If you enjoy working with people or are thinking of a future in healthcare, volunteering at PeaceHealth is a great opportunity

For more information, please call 360-414-7506

About St. John

Dedicated to Exceptional Medicine and Compassionate Care

All of the caregivers at PeaceHealth work to ensure that every patient receives safe, evidence-based, compassionate care - every time, every touch.  

The videos below will give you some insight to what we offer:

Friends of St. John

The St. John Medical Center Auxiliary was formed in June 1987 when Monticello Medical Center and St. John's Hospital merged, combining the Monticello Medical Center's Auxiliary with the St. John's Guild.

In 2001 the group voted to change their name to the Friends of St. John. This change was made to promote greater interest of healthcare needs in our community.

Mission Statement

The Mission of this organization shall be to assist St. John, in accordance with it's Mission and Core Values, by working toward improvement of patient care in providing services and financial contributions as approved by our membership.


Our purpose of the Friends is to assist PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center, a nonprofit organization, to better serve the community. The Friends intend to achieve this overall purpose by:

  • Raising funds for the provision of patient care through proceeds from the Gift Shop, Terrace Espresso and other projects.
  • Maintaining a scholarship program designed to encourage individuals to pursue careers in the healthcare field.
  • Serve as ambassadors and advocates for St. John Medical Center.

The Gift Shop is operated by the Friends of St. John and is staffed by volunteers seven days a week. Located on the ground floor of the PeaceHealth Professional Building in the main lobby area, the shop offers an outstanding collection of boutique items. All profits from the Gift Shop are used to support the medical center and fund healthcare scholarships.

In the spring of 2000 the PeaceHealth Professional Building opened. The Friends of St. John were given the wonderful opportunity to create and establish the Terrace Espresso coffee shop. It's prime location overlooking the main lobby and "Cross of the Millennium" provides the perfect setting for employees, patients, and family members to relax and enjoy their favorite beverage. Profits from the Starbuck coffee items and unique treats enhance the Friends Scholarship Fund and other projects sponsored by the Friends of St. John.

Become a Volunteer

It is our goal to assign responsibilities to volunteers that are consistent with both their skills and interests. Learn more about what PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center has to offer.

Applications are available in the Volunteer Office, at any of the Information Desks, or here for download.

Once completed please return to the Volunteer Office, one of the Information Desks or fax to 360-414-7389.

Volunteer Opportunities

Opportunities are available in a variety of areas:

Please note: Assignments are contingent on the openings available at the time you finish all placement requirements.

Cancer Center

Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
If you enjoy making people comfortable and easing their worries then this position is for you. Cancer Center Volunteers give that extra touch of customer care needed when patients and families visit this facility.


Monday-Saturday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. / 12-4 p.m. / 4-8 p.m.
If you enjoy making people comfortable and easing their worries then this position is for you. Dialysis Volunteers give that extra touch of customer care needed when patients and families visit this facility.

Emergency Department

Monday-Friday: Variable
The primary focus of this position is to assist the family members in the Emergency Department lobby area to make their experience comfortable and less confusing and to assist the emergency staff as needed to enable them more time to focus on their patients needs.

Gift Shop

Daily: Variable
If you enjoy shopping, we have a volunteer opportunity for you! Volunteers assist customers with purchases in our hospital gift shop. Some retail experience is helpful.

Imaging Services

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. / 12-4 p.m.
The volunteer will assist the Imaging Services/Admitting Registration staff by assisting visitors and patients checking in for services. This communication link is essential to the effective flow of patient care and by helping make patient and family member waits more comfortable and less confusing.

Information Desks

Daily: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. / 12-4 p.m. / 4-8 p.m. 
Working at the Information Desks gives the most opportunity for patient/visitor contact. As an Information Desk Ambassador you will assist visitors with directions, transport patients in wheelchairs, and deliver supplies throughout the hospital. Or if you would prefer you could be an Information Desk Dispatcher. A Dispatcher takes all request calls, prioritizes them, and assigns them to the Ambassadors.

Lobby Volunteer

Monday-Friday: Variable
Our Lobby volunteers take pride in keeping our waiting areas clean and tidy. They ensure that each area is stocked with the appropriate forms and the most up-to-date literature.

Pet Therapy

Daily: Variable
Become a part of a special team to help make our patients stay enjoyable. You and your certified dog can visit our patients and help their healing needs. Receive your Delta Society certification for your dog and join our compassionate team.

Rehab Services

Monday-Friday: Variable
Position is geared toward students interested in physical, occupational, or speech therapy, who need community service volunteer hours to apply to professional programs. The Volunteer will assist personnel in various capacities and tasks.

Surgery Assistant

Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. / 12-4 p.m.
The primary focus of this volunteer position is to assist the Surgery Liaison by escorting family to the conference rooms and/or to the patients after recovery. Our goal is to help make the family members wait more comfortable and less confusing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please take a moment to browse through these frequently asked questions. If you still have questions, please call us at (360) 414-7506. We will be happy to help you.

Who Volunteers?

People of all backgrounds volunteer at PeaceHealth. Our volunteer team is composed of a diverse group of people from 14 to over 90 years old.

What is required to become a PeaceHealth Volunteer?

Once you have returned your completed application to our office, we will make arrangements for you to complete the following steps:

  • Attend a volunteer orientation
  • A personal interview
  • Background check
  • Alcohol/Drug Screening
  • TB test (provided by PeaceHealth)
  • Additional required education:
    • Safety
    • Blood-borne pathogens
    • Infection control
    • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) safety
    • Service Excellence Training

We are devoted to Service Excellence. Training and education will be provided to help you in your new job as a PeaceHealth Volunteer. You will be given:

  • A uniform
  • A schedule that fits your needs
  • A rewarding experience

What is the time commitment for volunteering?

We ask that adult volunteers make a minimum of six months, four hours per week commitment to their volunteer position. Teens are requested to make a three month commitment of 4 hours per week.

Certainly, any volunteer who wishes to extend that commitment to a greater length of time is very welcome to do so.

What are the benefits of volunteering?

In addition to feeling good and helping others, you will receive:

  • Placement and Skill Building
  • Continued Education
  • Recognition
  • Support
  • Continuous Evaluation and Development of New Opportunities
  • Friendships and Meaningful Experiences