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Auxiliary Volunteer Services


If you would like to volunteer at St. Mary Medical Center, please contact Kim Whitsett, Volunteer Services Coordinator, at (562) 491-9766.

Clerical Volunteer: Clerical Volunteers assist with filing, data entry, mailings, and a range of other special needs.

Information Desk: Individuals who have good communication skills may want to volunteer their time assisting visitors at the information desk, providing information, answering general questions, and directing visitors.

Gift Shop & Wellness Boutique: For those who love to shop, the hospital's Gift Shop & Wellness Boutique would be the place to volunteer! All profits from Gift Shop sales are donated to the hospital.

Patient Interaction: Volunteers may also assist hospital staff by distributing reading materials such as newspapers to patients.

Hospital Staff: For those who would like to gain experience assisting staff in a certain department of the hospital may be placed in their department of choice.



Clinical Care Extender Program


A hands-on clinical volunteer internship that allows participants to interact with patients alongside the patient care team. Clinical Care Extenders rotate among 17 clinical floors, embedded with teams of health care professionals. Clinical Care Extenders also have the opportunity to join the administrative departments to assist in hospital-wide and community projects with healthcare managers and executives.

Requirements: 
   • Must be at least 18 years old 
   • Currently enrolled, accepted, or graduated from an accredited university or college

For more information and to access the online application, please visit http://www.copehealthsolutions.org/clinical-internships/clinical-care-extender



Red Shirt Program

A pre-health internship designed to offer high school students awareness of health careers under the guidance of a mentor in a clinical setting.

Requirements: 
   • Must be 16-18 years old 
   • Currently enrolled or graduated from high school

For more information and to access the online application, please visit http://www.copehealthsolutions.org/clinical-internships/red-shirt-program

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