Volunteers at CHI St. Joseph Health range in age from 14 years old to 90 plus years of age. They are students, retirees, those in transition, those with special skills who have extra time, and individuals who are fully employed.

At CHI St. Joseph Health, you are not just a volunteer – you are a vital member in our healing ministry family.

Many types of volunteers. One caring mission.

We have several types of volunteers that serve at CHI St. Joseph Health:

  • Auxiliary Members – Adult men and women who donate not only their time in departments throughout the hospital, but also give a generous financial donation to CHI St. Joseph Health each year through money raised from the gift shop and various fundraising projects. The Auxiliary also has several social functions each year, like an Awards Banquet, Christmas party, yearly trip and much more.
  • College Partners - Adult men and women (18 years minimum), many from Texas A&M and Blinn, who volunteer to reach educational goals and gain work experience. Generally, college volunteers are accepted for orientation three times per year for fall, spring or summer semester placement. College volunteers must serve about 30 hours per semester or three hours per week. Apply early -- we fill up fast!
  • Teen Partners – A summer-only volunteer program for youth ages 14 - 17 years. Applications are available in March each year on this website and are due by May 1. Please note: applicants that will be gone for more than two weeks during the summer will not be accepted into the program.
  • Friends of CHI St. Joseph Health – Individuals or groups who are not available on an ongoing basis but would still like to contribute to our healing ministry in these, and other, ways:
    • Adopt a nursing unit and commit to a special project for the patients.
    • Make tray favors (small items that are placed on patient food trays) which help brighten a patient's day.
    • Make cards to bring cheer to our patients.
    • Donate magazines (less than one-year-old) by dropping them off at the information desk in the main lobby.
    • Donate prayer blankets for patients.
    • Donate baby hats or baby blankets.

For more information on becoming a Friend of CHI St. Joseph Health, please email volunteer@st-joseph.org or call 979.776.5956.