When you join the team of Ascension Seton Volunteers, you’re not just joining a group – you’re becoming part of our Ascension Seton family! Our volunteers are a diverse group of dedicated people with a heart to serve others. When you walk through the front doors of an Ascension Seton hospital, a volunteer is likely the first person you’ll see. Teachers, grandparents, college students, former nurses and therapists, bankers, business owners, empty nesters, retirees and more – our volunteers come from different backgrounds, but they are united by their compassionate spirits and dedication to our mission of service. Each person carries a unique set of life skills and experiences that bring warmth and kindness to our families, patients, and visitors.

Contagious smiles, comforting presences, huge hearts – our volunteers make each Ascension Seton hospital feel like home. If you have a servant heart and desire to bring compassion to your community, the Ascension Seton volunteer program is the place for you!

Take a closer look at the Ascension Seton Volunteer Program and hear why our volunteers choose to serve with Ascension Seton!

Volunteer requirements and application windows vary by site. Learn more in the sections below.

Volunteer Expectations

Volunteers serve inside the hospitals and in outpatient clinics throughout the area.  They provide non-clinical support to our staff, freeing up our staff to spend more time with our patients.  Volunteering is a great way to make new friends and make a difference all at once!

Volunteers commit to a 3 or 4 hour shift each week.  Shifts are available 7 days each week.  Due to the time and effort we put into screening, onboarding, and training new volunteers, we require a minimum 6 month commitment.  Our volunteer program includes college students, retired adults, and adults who are still active in the workforce. 

If you are currently active in the workforce and your employer offers Volunteer Time Off or donations to the Non-Profit organization where you will be serving, please reach out to one of our Directors of Volunteers so that we can discuss opportunities. We are grateful for your employer’s commitment to serving their greater community!

Please note:  The Volunteer Office does not process anyone interested in shadowing, internship, or research opportunities.

For shadowing or internship opportunities, CLICK HERE.
For APRN/PA Clinical Rotation Request, APPLY HERE.
For research opportunities, APPLY HERE.

Volunteer Requirements

Due to the nature of our work there are a number of requirements that all Ascension Seton Volunteers must meet. Please review the Immunization requirements and General requirements below before submitting your application.

Immunization Requirements

All Ascension Seton Volunteers must meet these immunization requirements:

  • MMR – Measles, Mumps, Rubella
  • Varicella – Chicken Pox (either history of disease or proof of vaccination)
  • TB (Tuberculosis) test within 30 days of application submission (TB test must be a QFT Gold or Tspot)
  • Flu shot is required during the December and April application periods.  If you are applying during the month of July, flu shots are not required.

General Requirements

Each Ascension Seton site has specific requirements and application windows for student and non-student volunteers. Please select the site below to review their requirements.

Student Volunteers

Online applications for students at this site are accepted during the months of April, July, and December.

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Must provide Social Security Number
  • Complete Volunteer Application
  • Meet volunteer immunization requirements (see above)
  • Consent to Criminal Background Check
  • Purchase uniform $20
  • Commit to 4 hours of service to each week
  • Complete orientation and training Student Orientation will be held January 18, 2020; details will be forwarded to accepted applicants
  • Ability to function independently with minimal supervision

Non-Student Volunteers

Online applications for non-students at this site are accepted during the months of April, July, and December.

  • Minimum 18 years of age and not enrolled in school
  • Must provide Social Security Number
  • Complete Volunteer Application
  • Meet volunteer immunization requirements (see above)
  • Consent to Criminal Background Check
  • Purchase uniform $20
  • Commit to 4 hours of service to each week
  • Complete orientation and training; details will be forwarded to accepted applicants
  • Ability to function independently with minimal supervision

Student Volunteers

Online applications for students at this site are accepted during the months of April, July, and December.

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Must provide Social Security Number
  • Complete Volunteer Application
  • Meet volunteer immunization requirements (see above)
  • Consent to Criminal Background Check
  • Purchase uniform $20
  • Commit to 4 hours of service each week (may be split in two shifts)
  • Commit to a minimum 2 semesters of service
  • Complete orientation and training Student Orientation will be held the week of January 13th; details will be forwarded to accepted applicants
  • Ability to function independently with minimal supervision

Non-Student Volunteers

Online applications are accepted throughout the year and reviewed the first week of each month.

  • Minimum 18 years of age and not enrolled in school
  • Must provide Social Security Number
  • Complete Volunteer Application
  • Meet volunteer immunization requirements (see above)
  • Consent to Criminal Background Check
  • Purchase uniform $20
  • Commit to 4 hours of service to each week
  • Commit to a minimum 6 months of service
  • Complete orientation and training held during the last week of the month   
  • Ability to function independently with minimal supervision

Student Volunteers

Online applications for students at this site are accepted during the months of April, July, and December.

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Must provide Social Security Number
  • Complete Volunteer Application
  • Meet volunteer immunization requirements (see above)
  • Consent to Criminal Background Check
  • Purchase uniform $20
  • Commit to 4 hours of service each week (may be split in two shifts)
  • Commit to a minimum 2 semesters of service
  • Complete orientation and training Student Orientation will be held the week of January 13th; details will be forwarded to accepted applicants
  • Ability to function independently with minimal supervision

Non-Student Volunteers

Online applications are accepted throughout the year and reviewed the first week of each month.

  • Minimum 18 years of age and not enrolled in school
  • Must provide Social Security Number
  • Complete Volunteer Application
  • Meet volunteer immunization requirements (see above)
  • Consent to Criminal Background Check
  • Purchase uniform $20
  • Commit to 4 hours of service to each week
  • Commit to a minimum 6 months of service
  • Complete orientation and training held during the last week of the month   
  • Ability to function independently with minimal supervision

Student Volunteers

Online applications for students at this site are accepted during the months of April, July, and December.

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Must provide Social Security Number
  • Complete Volunteer Application
  • Meet volunteer immunization requirements (see above)
  • Consent to Criminal Background Check
  • Purchase uniform $20
  • Commit to 4 hours of service each week (may be split in two shifts)
  • Commit to a minimum 2 semesters of service
  • Complete orientation and training Student Orientation will be held the week of January 13th; details will be forwarded to accepted applicants
  • Ability to function independently with minimal supervision

Non-Student Volunteers

Online applications are accepted throughout the year and reviewed the first week of each month.

  • Minimum 18 years of age and not enrolled in school
  • Must provide Social Security Number
  • Complete Volunteer Application
  • Meet volunteer immunization requirements (see above)
  • Consent to Criminal Background Check
  • Purchase uniform $20
  • Commit to 4 hours of service to each week
  • Commit to a minimum 6 months of service
  • Complete orientation and training held during the last week of the month   
  • Ability to function independently with minimal supervision

Student Volunteers

Online applications for students at this site are accepted during the months of April, July, and December.

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Must provide Social Security Number
  • Complete Volunteer Application
  • Meet volunteer immunization requirements (see above)
  • Consent to Criminal Background Check
  • Purchase uniform $20
  • Commit to 6 hours of service to each week (may be split it two shifts)
  • Complete orientation and training Student Orientation will be held January 18, 2020; details will be forwarded to accepted applicants
  • Ability to function independently with minimal supervision

Non-Student Volunteers

Online applications for non-students at this site are accepted during the months of April, July, and December.

  • Minimum 18 years of age and not enrolled in school
  • Must provide Social Security Number
  • Complete Volunteer Application
  • Meet volunteer immunization requirements (see above)
  • Consent to Criminal Background Check
  • Purchase uniform $20
  • Commit to 4 hours of service to each week
  • Complete orientation and training; details will be forwarded to accepted applicants
  • Ability to function independently with minimal supervision

Student Volunteers

Online applications for students at this site are accepted during the months of April, July, and December.

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Must provide Social Security Number
  • Complete Volunteer Application
  • Consent to Criminal Background Check
  • Purchase uniform $20
  • Commit to 4 hours of service to each week
  • Complete orientation and training Student Orientation will be held January 18, 2020; details will be forwarded to accepted applicants
  • Ability to function independently with minimal supervision

Non-Student Volunteers

Online applications for non-students at this site are accepted during the months of April, July, and December.

  • Minimum 18 years of age and not enrolled in school
  • Must provide Social Security Number
  • Complete Volunteer Application
  • Consent to Criminal Background Check
  • Purchase uniform $20
  • Commit to 4 hours of service to each week
  • Complete orientation and training; details will be forwarded to accepted applicants
  • Ability to function independently with minimal supervision

For additional questions, please contact the Director of Volunteers at the respective sites:

Lydia Terry | Ascension Seton Hays, Ascension Seton Northwest, Ascension Seton Williamson | Email
Lauren Powell | Dell Children’s Medical Center, Ascension Seton Southwest | Email
Pam Crowther | Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas, Ascension Seton Austin | Email

Corporate Group Volunteer Opportunities

Due to the commitment level we need from our volunteers, we offer very limited short-term volunteer opportunities for groups. If you are interested in learning about limited group volunteer opportunities visit this page and complete the form.

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