Volunteering presents opportunities for making new friends, learning new skills, sharing your talents, and receiving great satisfaction from helping others. Volunteers are caring people from all walks of life who want to enrich their lives and the lives of the people they serve. Volunteers’ responsibilities include greeting patients and visitors and directing them to their destination, staffing the gift shop, labeling patient supplies, and serving refreshments to patients. Our volunteers truly make a difference at St. Charles Parish Hospital.
The Auxiliary is a non-profit volunteer organization whose purpose is to provide health and welfare services to St. Charles Parish Hospital, its patients, and the community through the provision of health educational materials and information. Its members are a dedicated group of men and women serving in many departments throughout the hospital.
The Auxiliary is a United Way agency and receives funding from United Way to help in carrying out its mission. Proceeds from the Auxiliary’s Lagniappe Gift Shopare designated for patient related projects. Scholarships are awarded annually to a graduating senior from each of St. Charles Parish’s high schools who are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. These scholarships are funded through Auxiliary bake sales.
Mileage/travel reimbursement (to and from volunteer stations) is available to members, 55 and older, through and affiliation with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).
The College Program offers students the opportunity to earn volunteer service hours, network with healthcare professionals, add to their resume', and learn more about healthcare careers. Special effort is made to match the student’s volunteer assignment with their field of study. Clinical observation hours are coordinated through the Education Department.
The Teen Program, available to high school students ages 15-18, offers the opportunity to earn volunteer service hours, make new friends, experience the daily activities of a healthcare facility, and learn more about healthcare careers. Students may apply for after-school service positions and/or participate in the summer program.
To find out more about our Volunteer Program and the opportunities awaiting you, contact Volunteer Services at 985.785.4258.
Summer Student Volunteer Program
If you are a high school student and need volunteer service hours for a school requirement, and have an interest in healthcare in St. Charles Parish Hospital’s Summer Student Volunteer Program.
Interested students, 15 and older, are asked to call Donna Palahang, Volunteer Services Director, at (985) 785-4258, to inquire about the program or to request an application. An interview will be scheduled upon receipt or the completed application. Uniforms, I.D. Badges, volunteer service positions and the mandatory orientation will be discussed during the interview.