Auxiliary & Volunteers

Volunteers are key members of the HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital Highland family. They help carry out the hospital’s healing mission while demonstrating the hospital’s values of Respect, Care, Competence, and Joy.

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The HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary was organized to promote and advance the welfare of the hospital through public relations, volunteer services and financial support. The Auxiliary offers volunteers the opportunity to provide special services for patients and visitors of St. Joseph's Hospital. In addition to volunteer duties, Auxiliary members are invited to five meetings a year. Four of the meetings typically feature a presentation on new or expanding hospital services, with the fifth being a Christmas brunch featuring entertainment and prizes. In addition to non-routine assistance needed by hospital departments, the Auxiliary offers many volunteer opportunities. 

Interested in volunteering? Please reach out to Rebecca Niemerg at or call 618-651-2980.

Current Opportunities

  • Hospital Lobby Entrance - Way-finding Ambassador
  • Hospital Lobby Waiting Area - Greeter, Concierge & Outpatient Treatment and Surgery Center - Transport/Courier
  • Emergency Department - Greeter, Way-finding/Courier
  • Inpatient Department & Patient Visitor Program
  • Medical Office Building Lobby & Center for Cardiac Rehab and Wellness - Greeter, Way-finding/Courier
  • Couriers - Materials Management Store Room, Inpatient Department, Emergency Department
  • Administrative Positions/Clerical Support
  • Valet Parking (valid driver's license required)

Special Event Opportunities

  • New & Used Book Sales (preparation and sale days)
  • Blood Drives (quarterly)
  • Garage Sale (preparation and sale days)
  • Bake Sales (following regular meetings)
  • Community Health Fair
  • Periodic Health Screenings
  • Fund-raising & Raffles
  • Medical Scholarship Program