St. Peter’s Hospital welcomes volunteers age 18 and older as a help to patients, visitors, and staff. Volunteers can see first-hand what various professions are really like and can also realize tremendous self-satisfaction from helping others. Volunteering is also an excellent way to meet new friends, learn new skills, and discover how one person can make a difference in another’s life.
In order to be a St. Peter’s Hospital volunteer, individuals must commit to a minimum of hours and time. Typically, volunteers give at least four hours, one day a week for two or more months on a consistent basis. The availability of positions is usually greatest during weekday, daytime hours. Volunteering is considered to be of mutual benefit to both the volunteer and St. Peter’s patients and mission. Volunteers should be flexible and willing to do a variety of tasks in exchange for the chance to experience a professional setting.
St. Peter’s requires an application, interview, orientation, and education before new volunteers can begin. This process can take between 10 and 20 hours. Volunteers are matched to positions based upon skills and qualifications. For example, volunteers working directly with patients must display good interpersonal skills such as listening ability, compassion, and sensible judgment. Applicants should consider what characteristics they possess that could benefit both patients and the institution and express this during the interview.
High school students may not be able to volunteer in the program of their choice immediately. However, many non-patient departments that support the health care mission offer an excellent experience. It is fairly common for students to advance to new positions with greater responsibility if they demonstrate responsibility, dependability and willingness to be flexible.
Those interested in volunteering at St. Peter’s may review a list of available positions, complete an application and a release of information form.
The forms below can be filled out online if you have Adobe Reader. They will open in your browser and you may type in the information, then print the forms and sign.
Mail completed forms to:
St. Peter’s Hospital
Helena, MT 59601
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|Authorization for Release of Information||77.67 KB|