Volunteering with Ascension Saint Thomas


Volunteer with the Foundation

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Foundation. We are always searching for volunteers to assist with our events. Please reach out to Hayley McCracken at hayley.mccracken@ascension.org or 615-396-4996 to discuss upcoming event volunteer opportunities.

Unite Together

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford is proud of the service its volunteer community provides for our healthcare ministry. Volunteers are vital in helping to create a warm and friendly environment, and are present in many departments throughout our hospitals. If you are searching for a meaningful place to contribute and feel connected to a mission-minded community of service, join the Ascension Saint Thomas Volunteer Team Rutherford.

Adult Volunteer Program

Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford offers many volunteer opportunities for adults, including information desk greeters, patient visitors, gift shop clerks, and clerical support. Our volunteer coordinators work directly with prospective volunteers, discussing your goals and identifying service opportunities that best fit both you and the hospital. The needs of the hospital, your interests, skill-set, and availability will help determine your potential volunteer assignment.

Before you apply, ask yourself:

  • Am I at least 18 years of age or older and not enrolled in high school?
  • Have I carefully considered my availability and know that I can commit to an ongoing service schedule?
  • Do I have a positive attitude and a sincere interest in the hospital and its mission of serving others?
  • Will I treat my volunteer responsibilities with the same respect that I do work and/or school obligations?
  • Do I enjoy working in new situations, taking on different duties, or helping in additional ways based on the needs of the people around me?
  • Am I comfortable in a clinical environment where I will see patients who are sick or in pain and families under stress?
  • Am I committed and comfortable with the boarding process Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford requires including volunteer interviews, orientation, medical and background checks as well training (this may total as many as 4 trips to the hospital) before my actual volunteer shift begins?
  • Do I willingly agree to submit personal references and approval for a criminal background check? If you answered “yes” to all of the questions, please continue with the application. If you answered “no” to any of the questions, it is possible that our organization may not meet your goals as a volunteer.


Midtown Application

West Application

Rutherford Application


Junior Volunteer Program

Summer volunteer opportunities are traditionally available for high school students ages 15-18. Out of an abundance of caution, our Junior Volunteer Program remains paused until the summer of 2022. Please revisit our site early next year for further details and to apply.

Our Volunteer Services Team

For more information or questions regarding the Ascension Saint Thomas Volunteer Program, please contact one of our volunteer coordinators:

Gina DeJean
(615) 396-4809

Grant Requests
Kimberly Hopkins
(615) 396-4953

Employee Assistance Program
Susan Fussell
(615) 222-6602

Pastoral Care Services
Susan Fussell
(615) 222-6602

Hospital Volunteer Services Manager
Bryan Lowe
(615) 396-6186

Want to Become a Volunteer?

Volunteer and help change the lives of patients in our community.

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100% of every donation to the Foundation goes directly to our programs.