Mercy Volunteer Services - Springfield

Mission and Ministry
1235 E. Cherokee Street
Springfield, MO 65804

Phone: (417) 820-2041
Fax: (417) 820-8855
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Springfield Hospital Volunteer Services

Our goal at Mercy is to provide an excellent patient experience.  Our volunteers have the opportunity to reach the patient, their families and visitors alike. Mercy’s Auxiliary has been a vital part of the hospital since 1953, so we thank you for your interest and desire to be a part of that.

It is important to place our volunteers in areas where they are needed and will try to place you in an area that truly touches your heart. Please keep in mind that volunteers commit to a minimum of one four-hour shift per week, and are required to interview and attend orientation before starting. If you are interested, please fill out the volunteer application below. Thank you for your interest in serving at Mercy. We look forward to meeting you!

View more information about volunteer opportunities at Mercy Hospital Springfield Communities. 

Benefits of Volunteering at Mercy Hospital Springfield

  • Annual Awards Banquet
  • Mercy Day at Silver Dollar City
  • General Business Meeting
  • Christmas Brunch
  • Volunteer Appreciation Reception
  • Pharmacy Discount
  • Membership to Mercy Credit Union
  • 20% off Gift Shop
  • $7.50 toward a meal on the day of service.
  • Annual Christmas Gift
  • Access to Mercy Health and Wellness Center (HAWC)
  • The Auxiliary was formed in 1953 and has donated $9.4 million to Mercy since 1958.
  • In 2022 Mercy Auxiliary pledged $1 million to be paid over the next 4 years to restore the St. John’s Chapel on the 6th floor at Mercy Hospital Springfield.
  • The Auxiliary awards two $7,500 Scholarships each year for student volunteers that are enrolled in college. Other criteria will apply.
  • Volunteer Crisis Fund

Healthcare Scholars is an exploratory summer program that allows students to interact with and learn from other healthcare professionals. This program enables students to gain varying degrees of healthcare knowledge and real-life connections to the topics being introduced. Held every Tuesday, students will be able to learn from real-life professionals on all things healthcare (9 a.m. - noon), while also completing volunteer opportunities in the afternoon (1 p.m. - 4 p.m.).

Health Scholars Application

Letter of Recommendation

For additional information please contact

Mason Carter, MHA

Manager – Academic Relations

Professional Practice Development Center

[email protected]

(417) 820-0965

Jr. Volunteers
are valuable to Mercy Hospital Springfield, assisting patients, visitors and co-workers.  Students ages 14-17 are eligible to serve 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday, by offering their time, energy and talent to many areas of from the gift shop, patient escort, greeting and a variety of clinical areas.

Junior Volunteer Application

Letter of Recommendation

For additional information please contact

Jennifer Elswick

Volunteer Services Manager - Mercy

[email protected]

(417) 820-7501

Become a Mercy Hospital Springfield Volunteer

Patient & Visitor Information