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Volunteer Opportunities

Make a Difference – Volunteer!

St. John Providence Health System depends on volunteers to provide assistance for the patient, their families and hospital staff. Whether you’re a retiree wanting to give back to the community, a student exploring careers, or just have a simple desire to help others, there is a wide array of opportunities at St. John Providence Health System. As a volunteer, you will meet new friends, develop new skills and rejuvenate your spirit by contributing your talent and skills to help others.

St. John Providence Health System offers various volunteer opportunities at the hospital sites and through many of its affiliate organizations. Assisting staff, patients, their families and visitors, is the primary purpose and goal of our volunteer program. Responsibilities and duties may vary depending on the program you select and types of services you wish to provide. The time you spend in volunteer activities can vary widely from a few hours a week to several hours a day. As a volunteer, you will be able to schedule times at your convenience that will fit into your lifestyle. You can volunteer at a location close to you. 

What kinds of opportunities are available?

We need volunteers in numerous areas. Each facility has its own specific needs. Our goal is to find that perfect fit – matching the volunteer’s interest and time availability to a need of ours. All volunteers attend an orientation to help them understand their responsibilities and answer any questions they may have.

Openings include…

  • patient care
  • Gift Shop
  • Hospice 
  • clerical
  • transporting
  • greeters
  • spiritual care
  • and more.

How do I learn more?

For more information, contact one of the many St. John Providence Health System hospitals or centers listed below. The Volunteer department at each site may be reached by phone or e-mail message. In addition, some sites offer an online application for your convenience.


Other Locations

St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit 
Cindy Boeneman: 313-343-3680 

Providence Hospital, Southfield 
Kathy Zaguroli: 248-849-8806

Providence Park Hospital, Novi
Julia Dougherty, 248-465-4096

St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center, Warren
Erin O'Mara: 586-573-5112 

St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Oakland Center, Madison Heights 
Erin O'Mara: 248-967-7721

St. John River District Hospital, East China
Dawn Beindit: 810-329-5384

Brighton Center for Recovery, Brighton
Cory Swann: 810-225-2527

Open Arms, Detroit
Karen Sheffield: 313-369-5780

Infant Mortality, St. John Community Health  
In need of literacy volunteers

Reverence Home Health & Hospice
A Service of St. John Providence Health System
Volunteer Coordinator, Kim Wirgau

Holley Institute Newborn Hearing Screening Program
Jill Wells, AuD CCC-A: 313-343-4046


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