Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, Elgin

Presence Saint Joseph Hospital offers many opportunities for you to give back to the community. Presence Saint Joseph Hospital has a dynamic group of more than 120 men, women and teens who volunteer in 27 departments throughout the campus. The Main Desk and the Outpatient Desk are two places you'll find volunteers when visiting the medical center.

Volunteering is a great way to make new friends while sharing your gifts and special talents with others. Even if you don't feel you have a special gift, simply offering your time is one of the greatest gifts you can give to others.


Roles of Our Volunteers

Presence Saint Joseph Hospital is looking for someone who:

  • Wants to be part of a larger caring family of people providing services to others in need
  • Has skills and talents to share, or is looking to acquire new skills
  • Is retired and wants to remain active
  • Is young and still in school, seeking opportunities to expand his/her horizons, to look for possibilities for the future, and to spend quality time in meaningful activities

We have a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout Presence Saint Joseph Hospital.


How to Get Started

Please complete the appropriate application to be considered for a volunteer position and return it to Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, Volunteer Services, 77 North Airlite Street, Elgin, IL 60123 or e-mail to If you prefer, you may fax your application to 630.801.5811 or drop it off at the Information Desk in the Main Lobby. If we find that your volunteer interests and availability match our needs, we will contact you to schedule an interview and registration appointment. 

General Volunteer Requirements

All volunteers are required to complete necessary registration paperwork, an interview and an orientation session prior to starting service. All volunteers will need two TB skin tests and a seasonal flu shot (performed free of charge by Associate Health Services upon starting service). 

In addition, all adult volunteers (18 years and older) will need to complete a request for a criminal background check. Teen volunteers (under 18 years) will need to present a completed parental consent form for a criminal background check prior to beginning service. 

Additional Questions

To learn more about current volunteer opportunities or to answer any questions you may have, please e-mail or call Volunteer Services at 847.888.5470.

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