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Volunteer Services

The Heart of Helping

We believe the measure of a person is deeply rooted in their values, and the measure of an organization, deeply rooted in its people.

At St. Mary, volunteers have been at the heart of the hospital's healing mission for nearly half a century.

This indispensable group of caring, dedicated women, men and young people touch the lives of our patients and the fabric of our organization with their commitment to Dignity, Excellence, Service, Justice and Hospitality in the High Desert communities we serve.

Why Volunteer?

There are many reasons to become a volunteer at St. Mary.

Our volunteers tell us why:

  • Feel fulfilled by giving something special back to their community - themselves!
  • Enjoy sharing valuable skills and life experiences to help others.
  • Make new friends with similar values and interests.
  • Feel appreciated as a valued member of the hospital family.

Many Ways to Be Involved

The opportunities for volunteers at St. Mary are as varied and interesting as our volunteers themselves.

Here are a few of the ways our volunteers help:

  • Front Desk Ambassador: Greeting and assisting patients, families and visitors at the information desk in the main lobby. Delivering flowers to our patients.
  • Shuttle service
  • Outpatient surgery
  • Staffing the hospital gift shop.
  • Planning, implementing, and participating in fundraising activities to benefit the medical center and its Foundation.

Our Invitation to You

St. Mary Medical Center welcomes men, women and young people of all backgrounds and abilities as its volunteers.

We have an active Junior Volunteer program between the ages of 14 and 17 who volunteer in various departments throughout the medical center. Currently our program is at capacity and the application process is closed and will reopen in late spring. Check back in the spring for further updates.

We are seeking new members who possess a willingness to spread joy and warmth and who care about others and their community.

The first step in becoming St. Mary Medical Center volunteer is to download an application. (click here to open).

Application Process:

  • All applications reviewed by Director, Volunteer Services (DVS)
  • Notified for inerview within 14* business days of receipt of application
  • Clearance on the following after interview:

- Background check (3-4 weeks) and notified of acceptance after clearance

- TB skin testing (two), labs and picture for badge

- Attend all day hospital orientation

  • All others will receive notification via mail or e-mail

*Note: Holidays, educational seminars and vacations will delay process

Once you have completed this pre-application form it can be emailed to us at or mailed to the below address. We will contact you regarding the possibility of volunteering at St. Mary Medical Center within 7 to 10 business days of receipt of your pre-application.

St. Mary Medical Center
Volunteer Services
18300 Highway 18
Apple Valley, CA 92307

If you would like to speak to a volunteer representative please call us at (760) 242-2311 extension 8256.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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