About St. Clair
About St. Clair
Escorting patients, assisting with clerical tasks, staffing the gift shop or greeting visitors is just a sampling of the wide range of activities performed by the dedicated volunteers of St. Clair Hospital. Committed to making the Hospital a better place, the volunteer organization is comprised of 435 senior and 150 junior volunteers. Their selfless dedication and ability to provide an extra “human touch” for patients and visitors is an essential component of St. Clair Hospital’s mission to serve others.
The volunteer program at St. Clair has been recognized as one of the best in the state and region by the Pennsylvania Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries, and is the recipient of the Cornell/Abraxas/Workbridge Award for helping troubled youth through volunteerism. Annually, the Hospital’s team of volunteers contributes 90,000 hours of service – a value estimated at nearly $1 million.
Senior and Junior Volunteers
Senior volunteers, those over the age of 18, serve the Hospital as a way to give back to the community. Junior volunteers are required to be a least 14 years of age. Representing 14 area school districts, many student volunteers are interested in pursuing a career in health care. St. Clair Hospital supports these goals and provides students with a number of unique opportunities, including the invitation to observe a surgical heart procedure and the chance to work in the Hospital’s Emergency Department during their senior year. Volunteers are required to purchase a uniform.
The satisfaction that comes from helping others is, without a doubt, the very best reward for being a volunteer at St. Clair Hospital. In return for their generous gifts of time, St. Clair Hospital offers the following benefits to its volunteers:
- Extensive on-site training
- Complimentary parking
- Twenty-five percent meal discount in the Hospital cafeteria; junior volunteers receive a complimentary meal each time they volunteer during the school year
- Complimentary drink during volunteer shifts
- Invitation to the annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon (for all senior volunteers and high school seniors who have completed 100 or more hours of service within the year)
Whether you enjoy interacting with patients directly or prefer a non-clinical role, St. Clair Hospital has a variety of assignments available to fit each volunteer’s needs and interests. Some of the volunteer opportunities that are available for seniors and juniors include:
Blood Pressure Screeners
St. Clair Hospital is privileged to have several retired registered nurses as part of its volunteer team. These volunteers perform blood pressure screenings monthly for visitors and guests in the Hospital’s main lobby.
St. Clair Hospital volunteers serve as couriers by delivering and picking up mail throughout the Hospital.
Gift Shop/Gift Cart/Cafe Attendant
Volunteers help with the Hospital’s Gift Shop and Cafe which serves patients, visitors and employees. Other opportunities include visiting patient rooms with a gift cart to serve patients or guests unable to visit the Gift Shop or Café.
Surgical Center Receptionist
Volunteers staff the Mt. Lebanon Surgical Center of St. Clair Hospital by serving as receptionists, greeting patients, obtaining insurance information and performing clerical duties.
St. Clair Hospital is a busy facility, with hundreds of patients receiving inpatient and outpatient care daily. Often, patients must leave their rooms for additional testing, and volunteers help by escorting patients to testing areas and assisting with patients being admitted or discharged.
Supportive Visitor volunteers enjoy visiting patients in their rooms and coordinate patient requests for clergy visitation.
Surgical Family Waiting Room Attendant
Volunteers staff the outpatient surgery and post anesthesia care unit waiting rooms updating families on their loved ones’ progress. These volunteers also serve refreshments to waiting guests, as well as arrange for consultation with the physicians once surgical procedures have been completed.
Welcome Center/Information Desk
Volunteers who enjoy welcoming and assisting others often choose to serve at St. Clair Hospital’s Welcome Centers (the Hospital’s information desks). These volunteers greet guests, provide directions within the Hospital, answer questions and deliver patient mail and flowers.
Volunteer at St. Clair Hospital
For questions or additional information about volunteering at St. Clair Hospital, please call Volunteer Services at 412.942.2085. Interested canidates will interview with the Director of Volunteer Services.