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volunteer at cardinal glennon children's medical center in st. louis 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at SSM Cardinal Glennon!  


Whether you work directly with children in playrooms or help deliver the day’s mail, your work as a volunteer throughout the hospital helps support the full-time staff and our continuing mission:

"Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God."

Volunteer application deadlines & information  

Frequently asked questions


Becoming a volunteer is easy, but does involve multiple steps which can take some time. This process helps guarantee the safety of our patients, staff and other volunteers, and helps ensure that the needs of the hospital and the volunteer are both met with a good volunteer/position match.

There are different application deadlines and time requirements depending on whether you’re an adult or student or if you’ll be participating in a service project. Learn more about these guidelines.

The application process involves the following steps:

  • Complete the SSM Health Care volunteer application (application help sheet
  • Meet all of the current SSM Health Care medical/health requirements for volunteers
  • Provide information for a background check
  • Submit two references
  • Interview with the Volunteer Director
  • Attend New Volunteer Orientation
  • Now you're ready to volunteer!

For more information on becoming a volunteer at SSM Cardinal Glennon, check out our Frequently Asked Questions or call the Volunteer Office at 314-577-5696. When calling, please leave your name, phone number and indicate your availability and interests. 

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Other opportunities to support SSM Cardinal Glennon 


If you're a former patient or patient family member and feel that volunteering within the hospital is not right for you at this time, consider working with the Glennon Ambassadors. The Glennon Ambassadors are grateful families giving back to SSM Cardinal Glennon through physician and employee recognition, family supprt and overall awareness of the exceptional care at SSM Cardinal Glennon.

glennon ambassadors, grateful families giving back