Thank you for your interest in volunteering for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, located in Memphis, TN. Please complete this application only if you have read the volunteer qualifications and are eligible to volunteer. 

 

There are currently no nights or weekend volunteer opportunities available.  

 

Please check all of the true statements:

Contact and Personal Information

Criminal History

Education

Permanent address

Please share your permanent address below.

Emergency Contact

Please let us know who to contact in the event of an emergency.

 

Employment

St Jude, ALSAC, or Children's GMP Employment

Please list the department(s) in which you are (or were) employed and your dates of employment.

Patient Relation

Our policy states that patients/families/relatives may apply if it has been greater than one year from the patient's first scheduled off-therapy treatment. Infectious Disease/Hematology patients/families/relatives are eligible to volunteer one year from the day they are transferred to adult provider status. Parents and relatives of ACT (after completion of therapy) patients are eligible to volunteer. Family members of deceased patients must wait one year before volunteering. Please indicate if you have ever been a patient or relative of a patient and how long it has been since treatment.  

 

Volunteer Experience

 

Please list any previous volunteer experience. Include location, supervisor's name and length of time you volunteered.

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Connection to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Please tell us about any personal connections you have with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, its volunteers, or its employees.

Availability

Please indicate your current availability below. We strive to match your interests and our needs; however certain shifts may be limited. Please know that we cannot guarantee that there are positions to fit your schedule. Shift times vary between 2-3 hours. The time frames below do not indicate specific volunteer shifts, but they will aide staff with your potential placement.

Day and time availability

Commitment

Understanding/Agreement

Confidentiality Agreement

I understand and agree that in the performance of my duties as a volunteer of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, I must hold patient information in confidence. Hospital volunteers have an ethical responsibility to protect patient privacy. Information regarding patients must not be released, disclosed, or discussed either inside or outside the hospital.

There are laws, both state and federal, safeguarding patient records and penalties for the release of confidential information without patient authorization. I understand all may result in punitive action including possible termination fine or imprisonment.

As a volunteer I will consider all confidential information that I hear about patients, families, or hospital personnel as private. I will preserve family privacy by refraining from questioning staff, children, or families about a child's diagnosis. I will not discuss a child's medical condition unless the child or family initiates a discussion.

Background Check

I certify that the information given by me in this application is true and complete. I understand that any false information, misrepresentation, or concealment of fact is sufficient grounds for my immediate discharge by St. Jude at any time.


I understand and agree that all information furnished in my volunteer application may be verified by St. Jude or, at St. Jude's request, by a third party. I further authorize all individuals and organizations named or referred to in this application and any records repository, and law enforcement organization to give St. Jude all information relative to my education, employment, work habits, standing, and capacity, character, general reputation, personal characteristics, mode of living, social security number trace history, driving record, government lists of excluded, debarred, sanctioned, or prohibited individuals, records of abuse registries, and any criminal record, and full criminal background check. I understand that this information will be used to determine my eligibility or continued eligibility to volunteer at St. Jude. I hereby release such individuals, organizations, and St. Jude from any liability for any claim or damage which may result. I hereby waive any claim for loss or damage suffered by me against St. Jude with regard to the submission of my personal information to St. Jude.

This authorization will remain in effect before, during, and throughout my volunteer or other relationship with St. Jude unless I withdraw this authorization in writing. This means that St. Jude is authorized to run any of these checks at any time during my volunteer or other relationship with St. Jude.

I understand that this document discloses to me that a consumer report may be obtained for volunteering purposes as part of the pre-selection background investigation and at any time during my volunteering for St. Jude. I may request a copy of any report prepared regarding me, including a written summary, and may also request the nature and substance of all information about me contained in the files of the consumer-reporting agency, if I provide proper identification. I understand that I may inquire as to the identity of those reporting agencies contacted and St. Jude will advise me of their identity so that I may direct my requests for information to them. St. Jude or the reporting agency will provide information on and the nature and scope of information they furnished.

I have carefully read the above Permission to Conduct Background Check, and I understand and agree to all statements.

Termination

I understand and agree that my volunteer services can be terminated with or without cause and without notice at any time at the option of either St. Jude or myself.