Volunteer and Auxiliary Program


Volunteers are valuable to the Mercy Hospital South community, assisting patients, patients' families and friends and employees. Hundreds of junior and adult volunteers offer their time, energy and talent to many areas of Mercy Hospital South from the gift shop and information desk to the clinical areas.

Men and women who are willing to serve are all welcome as volunteers. Teens and young adults (14 and older) may serve as junior volunteers during the Summer Volunteer Program.

When you agree to volunteer at Mercy Hospital South, you are given a role that best meets our current needs, and that fits with your interests and abilities. For example, some positions may require more walking or standing, while others do not. Some positions may require more interaction with patients, while others may require more technical skills.

Each new volunteer completes an application and attends a general orientation class. Volunteers have personal interviews and are given specific training in the appropriate departments. There is flexibility in the days, hours and frequency that you can contribute. Any time you can give is appreciated.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities are available in a variety of areas:

How Do I Get Started?

If you would like further information on volunteering at Mercy Hospital South, please contact us at 314-525-1298. Or, complete the volunteer application and send it to Mercy Hospital South's Volunteer Department, 10010 Kennerly Road, St. Louis, MO 63128.

Please note: We hold volunteer orientation sessions every six to eight weeks. You will be contacted prior to the next session.


The Auxiliary is an organization of Mercy Hospital South that includes hundreds of men and women working together to support our hospital. Through fund raising, community service projects and social events, the Auxiliary promotes the health and welfare of the community by helping to defray the cost of equipment and facilities.

Auxiliary Membership

The Auxiliary is open to men and women of all ages. Once you join the Auxiliary, you can become involved in many ways. The Auxiliary is successful because of the unique talents and interests members bring to this dynamic group.

As a member, you are serving a worthy cause, and at the same time, you're working with a terrific group of individuals. You will have the opportunity to attend events and meetings sponsored by the Auxiliary. Your membership also includes newsletters that will keep you up-to-date on the hospital's activities and projects.


In 1962, a small group of dedicated women formed the Auxiliary and began raising funds. Since then, the Auxiliary has contributed more than $8 million to Mercy Hospital South. Some of these funds have been used to purchase two mobile mammography units, equip the Imaging Center at the Medical Plaza, build a state-of-the-art critical care unit and purchase the Da Vinci robotic surgical system. The group raised $1.5 million for the Emergency Department renovation. The Auxiliary also renovated and assumed responsibility for the operation of Heffernan House, a hospitality house for patients' families.


Your level of involvement is entirely up to you. Many Auxiliary members work at events or serve in leadership positions. Others choose to volunteer at the hospital or at community programs offered by Mercy Hospital South. Each member truly plays a part in supporting the our mission. There are many ways to get involved. Your interests and talents can be matched with a variety of activities.

  • Book fairs
  • Community health services
  • Crafts and quilting
  • Fashion show
  • Gift shop
  • Heffernan House
  • Hospital volunteering
  • House tours
  • Luncheons
  • Special events
  • Vending services

For more information about auxiliary opportunities, please call 314-525-1298.