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Volunteers are key members of the HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital 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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Our Volunteers play a vital role at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital. More than 115 hospital volunteers collectively contribute more than 16,000 hours of unpaid service each year. They are an integral part of the hospital’s operation and, together with staff these volunteers add another dimension of care and compassion to those we serve.

By becoming a volunteer at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital, you are given opportunities to share your abilities and experiences while at the same time learn new skills and make new friends. Each day as volunteers greet visitors with their friendly smile, escort patients, complete clerical tasks, or work in the gift shop, they lighten the staff’s workload, brighten many people’s spirits, and bring comfort to our patients and their families.

Auxiliary Group

In addition to their volunteer hours within the hospital, members of the auxiliary group known as Partners of HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital, provide significant financial assistance through their fundraising events. For example, the 2016 Christmas Love Lights contributions supported our Emergency Services in purchasing the life-saving LUCAS compression system. Earnings from the annual holiday cookie sales, bakeless bake sale, book sale and our "Taste of Fall" wine and beer tasting event supports the HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital Cancer Services program. Additionally, each year the Partners donate the Gift Shop proceeds directly back to the hospital for the benefit of purchasing equipment to enhance the quality care and comfort of our patients. 

We are fortunate and grateful to have people who are generous with their time and resources.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering for HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital is a wonderful way to provide a helping hand to those in need. Thank you for your interest in giving back to our community.

Current Volunteer Opportunities at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital:

  • Outpatient Services Volunteer
  • Second Floor Transporter
  • Patient registration escort: Provide assistance escorting patients and visitors in admitting, discharge and inter-department transport
  • Clerical assistance: Miscellaneous clerical duties such as data entry, filing, copying, answering phones, assisting with bulk mailings and special projects as needed
  • Gift Shop Volunteer: Provide a friendly shopping experience for patients, visitors and colleagues (*Must become a member of Partners of HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital)
  • Eucharistic Ministers: Distribute communion on a monthly and/or weekly basis (Pre-requisite: Must be commissioned as Eucharistic Ministers within your parish)
  • Hospice Volunteers
  • Student Volunteers: Students must be at least 15 years old and commit to performing a minimum of 50 hours of annual service to qualify to volunteer at the hospital

Application Process

How to volunteer at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital

Forms to complete
Please print, complete, and return the following forms to begin the application process to become eligible to volunteer at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital.
How to Submit Forms

Return Forms To:
HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital
Volunteer Services
3100 Superior Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53081


If you have questions, please contact St. Nicholas Volunteer Services at 920-459-4714, or contact Manager of Volunteer Services for HSHS Eastern Wisconsin Division, Mary Ann Brunette at maryann.brunette@hshs.org.

Thank you for your wanting to give back to our community by volunteering at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital.