Saint Francis Healthcare Services initiated our Volunteer Program in 1985 for members of our community to provide support services to our patients/residents and staff while fulfilling personal goals. Since then, hundreds of Delawareans have contributed countless volunteer hours in support of the hospital’s mission of providing service excellence in a caring health-enhancing environment.
Our volunteers provide Saint Francis Hospital, the Franciscan Care Center and our community offices with committed, compassionate volunteer service.
If you are interested in becoming part of this community dedicated to helping others, contact Dana Davis, Volunteer Services Coordinator at 302.421.4104 or click on the volunteer application link below.
Who Are Volunteers?
They are sons, daughters, aunts, uncles, moms, dads, grandparents—they are your neighbors. Saint Francis volunteers come from various backgrounds with many different interests and talents. Saint Francis Healthcare Services initiated our Volunteer Program in 1985 for members of our community to provide support services to our patients and residents and staff while fulfilling personal goals. Since then, hundreds of volunteers have contributed countless hours in support of the hospital’s mission of providing service excellence in a caring health-enhancing environment.
Our volunteers are capable, dependable and respect confidentiality; they have a willingness to learn and explore new experiences and have a great desire to help others. The lives of our patients, residents and staff members have been greatly impacted by the time and talents of all our volunteers.
- College students and teenagers seeking out potential career paths
- Working people who want to support their community
- Parents with just a few hours to spare
- Retired men and women who want to remain active
Opportunities for Volunteer Work
- Administration Office
- Admitting/Central Outpatient Registration
- Bariatric Surgery
- Cardiopulmonary Neurology
- Emergency Department
- Environmental Services
- Employee Health
- Family Practice Center
- GI Lab
- Home Care
- Human Resources
- Information Technology
- Medical Records
- Nursing Education
- Nutrition Services
- Nursing Home (Franciscan Care Center)
- Pain Center
- Patient floors
- Physician Billing
- Spiritual Care
- Surgical Services
- Women’s Health Center
How to Get Involved
If you are interested in becoming part of this community dedicated to helping others, please click on the volunteer application link below, complete the information, and submit it electronically.
The 2013 Summer Volunteer Program for college and high-school students is filled.
If you have questions, please contact Dana Davis, Volunteer Services Coordinator, 302.421.4104.
Saint Francis Hospital
Volunteer Services Coordinator
701 N. Clayton Street
Wilmington, DE 19805
A personal interview to determine your interests, abilities and availability will be arranged. Volunteer placement will be made after careful consideration of each individual situation.
All Saint Francis Healthcare Services volunteers will be oriented to hospital policies and procedures. Volunteers will receive training from another volunteer or hospital staff member to ensure smooth transition into individual volunteer responsibilities. In addition to requirements above, each volunteer must undergo drug and tuberculin skin testing, consent to background checks, complete a volunteer orientation session and have two references forms completed.
The Junior Board Needs and Welcomes New Members
Since its inception in 1924, the Junior Board of Saint Francis Hospital has worked to remain true to its mission of serving the hospital and its patients. As an independent corporation, the Junior Board has provided significant financial support with the proceeds realized from their many fundraising activities.
Working with the hospital’s administrative team, the Junior Board identifies projects on which to dedicate its efforts and set financial goals. It has made possible the purchase of incubators, oxygen machines, GI scopes, hospital beds, scales, an infant security system, and most recently, in conjunction with other donors, the electronic medical recordres system.
With a firm commitment to the patients and families of the Saint Francis Hospital community, the members volunteer in specific services:
- Escort services to various areas of the hospital
- Information assistance for the family members of those undergoing surgery
- Pediatrics providing books, coloring books and crayons for the Saint Clare Van and the waiting rooms, as well as crafting hats for the newborns
- Gift cart assignments – bringing warm greetings to our patients
- Assistance to visitors in the lobby
- Operation of the Pollyanna Gift Shop
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Junior Board of Saint Francis Hospital, please call the membership chairperson, Ellen Quinn at 302.478.4504.