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Volunteer & Auxiliary Service

​​​​​​​​​​Volunteer Opportunities​

Volunteering is a rewarding experience that makes a difference in your life and the lives of the patients and families we serve. At both St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City and in Mexico, Missouri, we provide unique opportunities that enhance the care of those in need of healing, comfort and hope. St. Mary’s Hospital volunteers offer that special touch, that extra smile and that willing pair of hands to help make our health care services exceptional. ​

What do Volunteers do?
  • ​Concierge Services
  • Gift Shop​
  • Hospitality Cart 
  • Mailings
  • Office Assistants
  • Patient Ambassador
  • Patient Care Areas
  • Sewing & Quilting​
How do I apply?

Please fill out our online application by using the link below. The application process and online form is the same for both St. Mary's Hospital - Audrain and St. Mary's Hospital - Jefferson City. 

Apply Online

Contact our Volunteer Coordinators

St. Mary's Hospital - Audrain
Darla Wilt

St. Mary's Hospital - Jefferson City

Lisa Steppelman


​As a volunteer or Auxiliary member, you receive the following benefits:

  • Annual flu shots
  • Annual Awards Banquet
  • Annual recognitions for service
  • Discounts and promotions
  • Newsletters... and more!​

About Our Hospital Auxiliaries

The Auxiliaries at St. Mary’s Hospital – Audrain and St. Mary's Hospital - Jefferson City are membership organizations dedicated to serving the needs and mission of the hospital. For more than 60 years, our Auxiliaries have supported the hospitals in Jefferson City and Mexico, Missouri through fund raising events, gift shop operations and other s​pecial projects. Auxiliary members are men and women of all ages, with diverse talents, interests, and backgrounds who help us enrich our community and support the healing mission and values of SSM Health while enjoying the experience of serving others. Those interested in helping continue the tradition of giving to St. Mary’s are encouraged to join the Auxiliary. 

St. Mary's Hospital - Audrain dues:
  • ​Annual Membership:  $10 
  • Lifetime Membership: $100​​​​​

Darla Wilt

St. Mary's Hospital - Jefferson City dues:
  • ​Annual Membership:  $10 
  • Lifetime Membership: $2​00​​​​​

Lisa Steppelman

Auxiliary-sponsored Scholarships:
St. Mary's Hospital Jefferson City Auxiliary offer a scholarship program to financially assist​ hospital employees, medical explorers, aux​iliary members or family members of auxiliarians who wish to pursue further education. 
Application Process
Application Form
Contact your Auxiliary for more information.

SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital-Jefferson City Medical Explorers Post 100

Medical Explorers visit various hospital departments for overviews, demonstrations, and hands-on learning; explore health related careers; job shadow various healthcare workers; visit off-site clinics; and get to see where all the behind-the-scenes action takes place. Meetings are typically held September through May on the first Monday of each month. Students gain experience needed for college, resumes, and employment applications. 

  • Students ages 14-21
  • Annual Dues: $24 per year
  • Open House: Monday, October 9th, 2017 at 5pm in the Café
    • Must RSVP and submit Membership Application by September 18th, 2017
Please email or mail a completed application packet by September 18th, 2017 to:

SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Volunteer Services
2505 Mission Drive
Jefferson City, MO  65109
(573) 681-3588

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