Volunteer Opportunities at Ascension Providence
Choose to make a difference. Choose to be a Ascension Providence Volunteer.
At Ascension Providence in Waco, volunteers are a vital component in the quest to deliver exceptional healthcare with compassion and excellence!
You can be a part of this ministry! There are many who need your helping hand and willing heart.
Our goal is to assist you in finding fulfillment through volunteering! Becoming a volunteer is a step-by-step process designed to ensure that all volunteers are oriented to hospital and volunteer services policies:
- Must be at least 18 years of age.
- Complete a membership application and background check.
- Interview with the Director of Volunteer Services.
- Attend a scheduled orientation and complete a TB test and flu vaccine at no charge.
- Pay initial fee of $40.00 to cover uniform, photo ID badge and first year’s dues, and then $10.00 annually thereafter each July.
- Select one of the many areas offered and volunteer at least one 4-hour shift per week.
While on duty, volunteers enjoy free coffee and tea, plus a 15 percent discount in the cafeteria. We host several luncheons throughout the year plus a wonderful Christmas brunch. Volunteers also enjoy the Ascension Providence Picnic in the spring, St. Vincent’s Feast Day in the fall and the network-wide Christmas meal in December. Volunteers receive free flu shots each year; these are in addition to the annual TB tests, which are also free. Volunteers may have access to exercise equipment and classes through our Cardiac Rehab Department at a reduced rate of $15.00 per month.
It All Begins With You!
Because there are many who need your helping hand and willing heart, becoming a volunteer requires compassion and commitment. Volunteering blesses the giver as well as the receiver, and Ascension Providence volunteers are loved and appreciated in so many ways!
We realize you have choices about where to spend your time, and we sincerely appreciate your interest in becoming a Ascension Providence volunteer. If we can provide additional information to help in your decision, please call the Volunteer Services Department at 254-751-4104.
Junior Volunteer Opportunities
High school students age 15 to 18 may qualify for Junior Volunteer opportunities scheduled during the summer. For more information, download our Junior Volunteer Information form.