Presence St. Mary's Hospital

Touching the Lives of Others

At Presence St. Mary's Hospital, the Auxiliary & Volunteer Services programs are an essential part of our operations. The combined efforts of Auxiliary members and volunteers have strengthened the Hospital's mission of Bringing Healing and Hope to our Community.

Volunteer Services

Presence Kankakee Regional Volunteer Services at Presence St. Mary's Hospital is comprised of Presence Life Connection Ministries, Presence Our Lady of Victory, Presence Heritage Campus, Presence Intergenerational Center, Presence Harvestview and Presence Merkle-Knipprath. It provides a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for adults, high school, college and student interns. Volunteers may share their time & talents while gaining life long hands on learning experiences in the various service lines below. Currently, volunteer opportunities are available for both adults and students. 

  • Early Childhood Development                   
  • Social Services
  • Physical Therapy
  • Transport Services
  • Business/Communications
  • Customer Relations
  • Retail
  • Clerical
  • Patient Care and Non-Patient Care Areas


The Auxiliary owns and operates The Gathering Grounds Coffee & Gift Shop located in the lobby of Presence St. Mary's Hospital. 

This group has been recognized for Two National Award winning projects.  The Caring Tree Project assists the less fortunate in our community.  The Putting It Together Teen Style Show is a program developed for students to gain skills on learning to produce and host a large fundraising event. 

When you give the gift of yourself at Presence St. Mary's, your efforts create a ripple effect-feeling the inner satisfaction that comes from helping others, seeing life-saving technology in action, and getting involved with community events. As a volunteer, you join hundreds of others who have made a commitment to assist in providing quality healthcare services to our community. Your involvement opens doors to new friendships, personal growth, and fulfillment; it gives you a stake in the future & quality of our community's health care.

Reach out and touch someone's life! Join Presence St. Mary's Hospital's Auxiliary or Volunteer Services program.

  • Spirit of Teens Program Gain leadership skills
    • Enhance college and professional resumes
    • Application is available online 
  • University Student Volunteers
  • Auxiliary/Volunteers

To learn more about current volunteer opportunities, email or call Volunteer Services at .815.937-2479. Applications are available online.

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