Student Program

Mercy Medical Center High School and College Student Program

Thank you for your interest in the volunteer program at Mercy Medical Center. Volunteering can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience that will stay with you throughout your life.

There are a few things you should consider before filling out your application:
  • The minimum age requirement to volunteer is 16 years old. Students new to our hospital volunteer program are accepted into the volunteer program year round and must be able to volunteer for at least 6 months; two seasons (summer/fall, winter/spring etc…). We do not have a summer only volunteer program.
  • Be certain that you are ready to make the minimum commitment to be a volunteer. The preferred assignment is for one 2-4 hour shift each week. The length of the shift depends on the assignment area. Evaluate your current obligations at home, school and work, and discuss this additional time commitment with your parents/employer. Patients and staff will be counting on you! It is important for volunteers to be dependable and to treat their assignments seriously.
  • The hospital volunteer program cannot accommodate volunteers who need to accumulate just a few hours of volunteer time toward a school or community-service requirement. A minimum of 50 service hours is required for students to request a recommendation or job reference.
  • Volunteers at the hospital are limited to certain areas and responsibilities. Volunteers are expected to be flexible and accepting of different assignments according to the needs and requirements of the patients, staff and Volunteer Services department.
  • Bring your energy and enthusiasm. Volunteering offers the opportunity to learn and contribute in a professional, care-giving organization. Your smile and positive attitude will help you get the most out of your volunteer experience.
If you can meet the above requirements please complete the following forms:

If applicant is under 18 or requires legal guardianship, the forms below must be reviewed and signed by the parent/guardian.

If applicant is under 18 or requires legal guardianship; Ascension’s Universal Request for Background Check form must also be reviewed and signed by the parent/guardian. This is to complete a national background check.  Other volunteers will receive a link to complete this form after the interview.

Ascension’s Disclosure, Acknowledgment, and Authorization Form Mercy Medical Center MMC

Potential applicants will be contacted for an interview

As a part of the interview process two separate appointments with an Associate Health nurse for a health check will be scheduled this includes:

  • A blood draw to test for TB and for immunities to measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
  • Drug screening
  • A seasonal influenza immunization (flu shot) or approved declination (based on facility)

The final step is to complete orientation and training this includes:

  • Ascension orientation
  • Volunteer Services orientation
  • Assignment specific training

If accepted in the program this on boarding process will take approximately two weeks to complete.

For more information, contact Mercy Medical Center Volunteer Services at 920.223.0225 or email We look forward to receiving your completed volunteer application. We will evaluate it and contact you as soon as possible.

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