Make a Positive Impact on Your Community by Volunteering at St. Joseph's/Candler

The Volunteer Services Department is designed to assist the Health System in its mission of treating illness and promoting wellness for all people. Our volunteers do not replace staff members, but assist them in providing quality care by being an extra pair of hands and a smiling face.

Adult Volunteer Program

It takes a special person to be a member of the St. Joseph’s/Candler Volunteer  Team. Volunteers at St. Joseph's/Candler have demonstrated their concern for their community and our patients since 1963. There are many dedicated men and women who currently dedicate their time and talents to our health system, so you know you are involved in a worthwhile endeavor.

We have openings for men and women who would like to be in non-nursing and nursing areas. Being a member of the Volunteer Team gives you an opportunity to be an integral participant in our patients hospital stay and make new friends along the way.

Volunteers select their day and shift they would like to work. Shifts are 4 hours each and are available 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

How to Become a Volunteer

  • Complete and submit the application and background check form.
  • If you were born after 1957, you are required to submit Immunization Records to show evidence of two MMR vaccinations, or provide results of a titer test showing adequate levels of immunity.

After we receive your application, we will submit your criminal background request to our Human Resources Department. Once we receive notice of your clearance (usually at least five business days), you will be contacted by a member of our staff to schedule a convenient time for an orientation. After orientation, we will send you to our Occupational Health Department which will give you a TB test. After cleared with Occupational Health, you will visit Human Resources for your identification Badge and then begin volunteering.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out our Auxiliary volunteer application.

College Student Volunteer Program

If you are a student looking for specific experience in areas such as Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy, please contact the PT or OT manager and complete our PT/OT Student Packet.

If you would like to volunteer in our Emergency Room, please contact the Volunteer Office at 912-819-6186.

If you are interested in any other area of volunteer services, please call 912-819-6186.

Youth Volunteer Program

Currently, our 2024 Summer Youth Volunteer Program is full. If anything changes, we will let you know.

Each summer, St. Joseph’s/Candler offers a program for high school students to experience the hospital environment. Students must be at least 14 years old by June 1st and at minimum entering the 9th grade. The Youth Program typically runs 7 weeks during the summer. Applicants must be able to volunteer at least 6 of the 7 weeks.

Communications should be sent to:

St. Joseph’s/Candler
Attn: Volunteer Services
5353 Reynolds Street
Savannah, GA 31405

Special Note: We occasionally receive questions about shadowing health care professionals. These arrangements are made entirely by the individual wishing to shadow by going through a specific health care professional. The health care provider will contact our Medical Staff Office for all appropriate documentation.

  • St. Joseph's Hospital (912) 819-3393
  • Candler Hospital (912) 819-6185

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