Volunteers play a key role at Palm Beach Children's Hospital, helping out day-to-day routines, giving patients a sense of community and a personal touch that lets them know their neighbors care.
Volunteer Chaplains:Our team of volunteer chaplains, representing many faiths and backgrounds, helps our full-time pastoral care chaplains meet the spiritual needs of our patients and their families.
The Cuddler Program: These volunteers provide comfort and support to ill children by helping with holding, giving hugs, and more.
Pet Therapy: These volunteers and their special, certified therapy dogs help our patients heal by visiting and entertaining them and their families.
Stroke of Hope:This program brings current stroke patients together with stroke-surviving volunteers to share experiences and educational resources.
Plus many other choices, including:
And more depending on the medical center’s availability
You Help us Heal
Though we can never truly repay our volunteers for all they do to help our patients and caregivers, we do offer:
Free cafeteria meal ticket on the day you volunteer*
Access to hospital educational programs
Uniform is provided
Annual volunteer recognition event
Annual holiday party
Training and orientation
Letters of reference
*Limit $8 per meal
Our Volunteers. Our Heroes.
At St. Mary’s Medical Center and the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital, our volunteers make a difference in the lives of our patients, visitors and staff every day.
Volunteering at St. Mary’s Medical Center and Palm Beach Children’s Hospital is a meaningful and rewarding experience for our volunteers. We match volunteer’s talents and interests with current needs when determining placements within the medical center. As a result, you are able to serve not only where you are needed, but also where you will be most rewarded.
How to Apply
Adult applicants (ages 18 and over) should complete the adult application. For the summer months only, applicants between the ages of 15-21 that want to apply for the Summer Youth Program should complete the summer youth program application and all required forms.
How to Volunteer
If you would like to fill out an online application form please pick one of the following: