Saint Alphonsus Health System


Where would you like to help?

Volunteer OpportunitiesDuring the interview we take the time to match the volunteer's interests and skills with departmental needs. Volunteers may choose from a wide variety of clinical, non-clinical and administrative opportunities either on the main campus or at our Meridian Health Plaza.

Many of our volunteers enjoy being physically active, which makes this position exciting. In addition to supporting all of the volunteer positions, our Floaters dismiss patients, run errands, deliver mail and flowers and escort patients and visitors to their correct destinations. Floaters are stationed in the Volunteer Office.

Floor Duty
Do you miss the days when new neighbors were welcomed to the neighborhood with a personal visit and perhaps a basket of food? Hospitality is alive and well in our medical units. Volunteers who like direct patient contact and working with our healthcare professionals, spend time volunteering on one of our acute care floors. They help acquaint patients and families to their room and the hospital, answer questions, make sure everyone is comfortable, and just spend time chatting, if that is what the patient likes. They also dismiss patients, run errands for the staff, patients and family members, and deliver mail and flowers.

Cancer Care Center
The Saint Alphonsus Cancer Care Center (CCC) Volunteers have the best of two worlds, using their clerical skills and also getting plenty of exercise running errands between the CCC and the main hospital building.

Flower Delivery
What better way to brighten a patient's or an employee's day than to be the bearer of gifts! These volunteers deliver patients' flowers, balloon bouquets, cards and gifts.

Welcome Center
Welcome Center volunteers are one of the first representatives of Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center to greet the public. Duties include helping our visitors determine the location of their loved ones and helping patients find their way to treatment areas. Welcome Center volunteers escort customers to areas within the medical center, give directions to those attending meetings in our conference center and assist employees who are at the front desk.

Foundation Office
Volunteers who want to be part of a dynamic Foundation team help with the many donor-related activities such as special mailings, including the Capitol Classic Children's Race and Festival of Trees, as well as act as a general receptionist, along with performing clerical duties.

Gift Shop
The Gift Shop contributes approximately $100,000 of its profits to the Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. Our volunteers who are part of the Gift Shop Crew find it rewarding as they enjoy utilizing their retail skills and sell lots of wonderful merchandise to patients, visitors, volunteers and employees.

For the non-squeamish, the Emergency Department is an exciting area to volunteer. Volunteers act as a liaison between patients, families, and staff, run errands and prepare rooms. In addition, our volunteers are CPR certified!

Volunteer Office Aide
The job of the volunteer office aide is that of answering the telephone, taking messages and dispatching the floaters on errands.

Eucharistic Minister
Eucharistic Ministers distribute Communion at Saint Alphonsus to Catholic patients daily. Volunteers have completed Eucharistic Minister Education with the Saint Alphonsus Chaplaincy Services.

NICU Parent Support
Those volunteering in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) have already had the NICU experience with one of their own. These volunteers write notes of introduction and encouragement to support parents whose babies are treated in the NICU, and are available to help the new parents negotiate the variety of emotions that go with having a baby in NICU. These volunteers also assist with the annual NICU Birthday Party held in October.

Making Baby Items
These volunteers have fun knitting and/or crocheting the beautiful baby caps, booties, blankets and sewing quilts. Most babies in our NICU and FMC wear their booties and caps while they are here and then get to take them home. Blankets and quilts are often used and at times go home with the babies.

Making Blankets for Families
Founded by patient' family, the Quilts of Comfort program, provides homemade throw-sized quilts, afghans or fleece blankets for people who find themselves at the hospital bedside of a loved one, unprepared for an overnight stay, at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. Quilts, afghans or blankets can be dropped off at:

Saint Alphonsus Volunteer Services
1055 N. Curtis Road, Boise, ID

Cole Community Church
8775 Ustick Road, Boise, ID

For more information, contact or Cathy Reckmeyer, 208-367-2112, Saint Alphonsus Volunteer Services.

Golf Cart
We appreciate our golf cart drivers, especially on cold, rainy days! Driving the cart is giving a fellow volunteer or employee a ride to their car, or helping a visitor find where they parked.

Kissler Family Health Sciences Library
The Health Science Library volunteers copy articles requested by Medical Center employees and physicians, reshelve books, assist in locating periodicals and books for our patients, families, visitors and staff, and so other special projects.

Medical Information Services
Volunteers in the Medical Information Services Department pull and file charts, log records to be mailed and do other assigned duties.

Surgery Waiting Room
The Surgery Waiting Room volunteers offer support to those waiting in the Surgery Waiting Room, acting as a liaison between surgery and the patient's family members.

Benefits of Volunteering

Volunteering offers you the chance to use your existing skills to help others. It can also give you the opportunity to develop new skills, make friends, explore a career in healthcare and gain experience in a work situation.

For more information about volunteering or our opportunities, e-mail us at or complete our online volunteer application.