Summer Student Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering is a great way for young adults to give back to the local community.  Many colleges look for community in their applicants.  Agnesian HealthCare offers a dedicated summer program for teens to volunteer in the non-school months.  Students looking for a year-round opportunity should apply through the Volunteer Application, on previous page.


Who should consider being a summer volunteer?

  • College students
  • Former/returning student volunteers
  • High school students 15 years of age by June 1

What is involved with being a summer volunteer?

  • Assignment specific training
  • Following Agnesian HealthCare associate health requirements
  • Orientation to Agnesian HealthCare
  • Working collaboratively with peers and those in authority

What can I expect as a summer volunteer?

When it comes to volunteering, it’s not like school: instead of having choices made for you, you get to pick. You can choose what really interests you and what’s most deserving of your time. We offer a variety of assignments, from direct patient interaction, to behind the scenes work. There is a lot to be done to make any healthcare facility run smoothly.

  • Delivering food trays
  • Filing/paper packet assembly projects
  • Greeting guests
  • Provider and/or patient interactions
  • Transporting patients in wheelchairs

What are the summer volunteer requirements?

Our summer program is runs approximately 12 weeks from mid-June until the end of August. We do ask for an average of 4 hours per week, with a minimum commitment of 35 hours total.

Shift times will vary depending on location placement and assignment:

  • Mornings
  • Afternoons
  • Evenings
  • Weekends

What are the benefits of volunteering?

Each time a volunteer provides service on the campus, they are able to receive $1 per day discount at the Ripon Medical Center Journeys Commons, Creekside Café, Café Coffee or Waupun Memorial Cafeteria during their shift. Other benefits include:

  • Experience personal growth
  • Most colleges prefer applicants with community service experience
  • Professional experience in the healthcare industry
  • Strengthen your community, by giving back locally
  • Volunteers gain a sense of self-worth

Where can I volunteer?

Agnesian HealthCare offers a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout all of the ministries. Some of the opportunities in the hospital programs include greeters, wheelchair transporters, gift shop, clerical assistance, customer service and a variety of other opportunities depending on department needs. Services are provided on the hospital campuses and Agnesian HealthCare off-site areas as well, see list:

  • Adult Day Services
  • Health Plaza Buildings A & B
  • Hospice Home of Hope
  • Ripon Medical Center
  • St. Agnes Hospital
  • St. Francis Home
  • Treffert Center
  • Waupun Memorial Hospital

How do I become a summer student volunteer?

Becoming a volunteer is really quite simple, but of course there are some guidelines we must follow to protect the health of the patients we serve. All NEW volunteers must interview with a coordinator, meet current vaccination requirements, and consent to a criminal background check-if over 18.

New Student Volunteers

  1. Apply online
  2. Attend interview session (dates will be emailed after online application is completed)
  3. Collect two letters of reference
  4. Complete health & forms requirements
  5. RSVP to save a seat at an orientation session
  6. Attend orientation

Returning Student Volunteers

If you are a returning student volunteer, please follow the steps below

  1. EMAIL: AGN-Volunteer@ssmhealth.com
  2. SUBJECT LINE: RETURNING STUDENT
  3. BODY: your name, phone #
  4. You will receive a response with further information.

Orientation & Training Information

Attendance at orientation is mandatory for both new and returning students. Pre-registration is required for one of the sessions listed below:

  • Saturday, May 19, 2018 9-12om, Plaza Level Conference Center, St. Agnes Hospital
  • Tuesday, June 5, 2018 5-8pm, Plaza Level Conference Center, St. Agnes Hospital

Students will receive additional service specific training with staff and/or volunteer mentor upon starting.


Additional Resources

Volunteer Contact Information

Volunteering Contact Information

For information on volunteering, e-mail us at DL-AGNVolunteer2@ssmhealth.com or call the volunteer coordinator at your desired location.

  • Hospice Fond du Lac/Bereavement: (920) 924-4662
  • Hospice Green Lake: (920) 294-6220
  • Ripon Medical Center: (920) 745-3670
  • St. Agnes Hospital: (920) 926-4966
  • St. Francis Home: (920) 923-7980
  • Villa Loretto/Villa Rosa: (920) 753-3211
  • Waupun Memorial Hospital: (920) 745-3670