Administrative: Administrative volunteers help with general office duties including answering phones, computer work, filing, copying and assisting with various projects.
Clinical: Clinical volunteers work in a patient care setting, interacting with patients, assisting the nursing staff, and may perform some clerical duties. Some examples are: Patient Ambassadors, Care Mates (assist nursing colleagues), Ortho Buddies, ASU volunteers who help those preparing to leave the post-op area.
Customer Service: These volunteers are the "face" of St. Mary helping our patients and visitors by providing information or escorting visitors. They include Information Desk, Greeters, Navigators, Patient Follow-up Calls, Shuttle Drivers, Emergency Department Ambassadors.
Delivery: For the volunteers on the go: Mail room, Shipping/Receiving, Pharmacy
Offsite Opportunities: Foundation Office, Business Office
Retail Opportunities: St. Mary Thrift Store, Beehive Gift Shop
Specialized Opportunities: Caring Clowns, Comfort Companion (No One Dies Alone), Pet Therapy, Disaster preparedness
Spiritual: Eucharistic Ministers, Chaplains, Initial visitors, Healing Ambassadors
Pet Therapy: David Rotenberg, owner of David Craig Jewelers as well as a local Portuguese Water Dog breeder, started the Pet Therapy program at St. Mary 9 years ago after witnessing firsthand the serenity his own dogs brought to people dealing with the stress of an illness.
The therapeutic use of pets as companions has gained increasing attention in recent years for a wide variety of patients. Unlike people, with whom our interactions may be quite complex and unpredictable, animals provide a constant source of comfort and focus for attention. Animals bring out our nurturing instinct. They also make us feel safe and unconditionally accepted. We can just be ourselves around our pets.
For more information about the Pet Therapy program at St. Mary, please contact David Rotenberg at 215-968-8900 or
Orientation is mandatory for all volunteers, except those in the Thrift Store and Off-site Crafter volunteers. You must register for Orientation during your interview.