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How To Volunteer

Once you’ve decided that you want to become a St. Joseph Health volunteer, it’s simple to follow the application process.

The fact that all of our volunteers have submitted to this process ensures that you’ll be volunteering alongside quality people with a proven heart for others – not to mention the skilled healthcare professionals of St. Joseph Health.

The Volunteer Services Department of St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital in Bryan oversees all of the volunteer programs for the St. Joseph Health System.

Please review the options below to select the appropriate application to complete. All applications require you to submit a reference letter. Instructions are provided when you complete your application.

Once you submit your application, it will be sent directly to Volunteer Services for review. If you do not have access to a computer, there are computers available for your use on the third floor of the main hospital in the Labor & Delivery waiting room of St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital.

Adult Volunteer Application -  Adults (non-students) volunteering at any of our hospitals, Rehab Center, Cancer Center, Skilled Nursing & Rehab or College Station locations in any of our available assignments.

College Volunteer Application – college students and those who are pursuing educational goals in health-related careers or want to give back to our community. This program runs by the semester with new orientations offered at the beginning of each semester. Space fills up quickly, so we recommend that you apply early. Below are the deadlines for the submission of your application including reference letter, and online training. If accepted into the volunteer program, results from your immunization requirements can be turned at your orientation date. 

Application Deadlines:

  • Spring—December 15
  • Fall—August 2

Applications and reference letters received after those dates will be held for the following semester.

Therapy (Physical, Occupational & Speech) Volunteer Application - Students and other adults interested in obtaining observation/shadowing hours in physical, occupational and/or speech therapy.

Caring Canines Application – Pet Therapy program for adults who have a dog which has passed an animal screening required for pet therapy/visitation programs. Please review complete requirements by going to this link.

Nightingale Application - RN Volunteer Program for retired or inactive nurses who would like to use their professional expertise by providing compassionate care to patients and their families.

Senior Enrichment Application (formerly Friends of Manor program)- Individuals and group members interested in helping with games, visitation and activities at St. Joseph Health Skilled Nursing & Rehab, Bryan.

Student Observer Application – Students who need shadowing hours may apply to our Student Observation program. Keep in mind that this is not a volunteer position and that you will need to be accompanied at all times by your assigned physician or staff member. This is observation only and patient/equipment handling is not permitted. To shadow a physician you will need to make personal contact with that physician or physician office and request permission to shadow. When applying as a student observer you will need to provide the date(s) that you will be observing. To find a St. Joseph Dr. you may visit our website at: /find-a-doctor.

For further questions or information regarding our Student Observation program please email [email protected]

Teen Volunteer Application- Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Teen Volunteer at St. Joseph Health, in Bryan, Texas. This program is for students ages 14-17. Deadlines for submission of your application, reference letter, & online training are below.

  • Spring—December 15
  • Fall—August 2

Applications and reference letters received after those dates will be held for the following semester.

Rural Hospital Volunteer Application - If you are interested in volunteering with one of our rural hospitals in Caldwell, Madisonville, and Navasota, or our Manor long term care facility in Caldwell then please complete this application.

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