St. Joseph’s Health is fortunate to have a dedicated team of volunteers who — along with members of the Auxiliary of St. Joseph’s Health Hospital — number more than 500 men, women and teens.

St. Joseph’s Health welcomes volunteers who meet the following requirements that are intended to protect the health, well-being and confidentiality of our patients.

  • Requirements
  • At least 14 years of age
  • Pass a Background Check
  • Able to pass employee health screening
  • Read and agree to a Confidentiality Code
  • Adhere to dress code

If interested or have any question please call 315-448-5186 or email volunteer1@sjhsyr.org


There are many positions available in the hospital and at satellites locations, including North Medical Center, Home Care, Dialysis, Sleep Lab, Northeast Medical Center and Out-Patient Physical Therapy.


Adults are placed in different areas of our health system based on skills, interests and availability. If interested, please call the Volunteer office at 315-448-5186 to set up an appointment.


Teens must be at least 14 years old. Our teen program starts in the summer. We do, however, consider other times of the year. Teen volunteers may only volunteer Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you are interested, please call or email and we will send you a volunteer packet.

A few of the opportunities are listed below:

  • Clerical work
  • ED
  • Floor volunteer
  • Flower delivery
  • Gift shop
  • Heart support
  • Information desk
  • Lobby Ambassador
  • Mail couriers
  • Music and Memory
  • Newspapers
  • Palliative care
  • Reading to children in waiting rooms.
  • Spiritual care
  • Surgical waiting room
  • Transporter
  • VIP (Volunteer’s in Partnership)
  • Benefits

Volunteers are needed who can put their creative talents to use. Call the Volunteer Office at 315-448-5186 or email volunteer1@sjhsyr.org if you would like instructions for making any of the items listed below.​

  • Baby hats
  • Booties
  • Lap robes
    • All colors
    • Yellow for at Risk to Fall patients
    • Red, White and Blue for patients that are Veterans
  • Hats and scarves
  • Prayer Squares
  • Eye Glass Cases