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How You Can Contribute to Health care in Jackson

Our volunteers contribute valuable services and spend quality time with patients, residents, and families. By simply talking or being near a patient, volunteers act as a “healing presence” that provide support and hope during troubled times.

Our volunteer opportunities include:

  • Spiritual Care
  • Living Center
  • Pet Partners
  • Music and Healing
  • Patient Care Unit
  • Oncology
  • Hospice
  • Administration
  • Joint Replacement

Below you can learn more about some of our volunteer opportunities. If you would like to apply, please scroll to the bottom to review our requirements and download an application.

Pet Partners

Pet Partners is a national non-profit organization that provides comfort and stress relief for patients by letting them visit and interact with therapy animals. The Teton County Pet Partner chapter currently works at C-V Ranch, St. John’s Health, Morning Star Senior Living Center, and with the National Military Family Association. This is a very popular program at St. John's that has made a tremendous difference in the mood and outlook of our patients.

You can volunteer at Pet Partners through their website. If you have a pet you may even be able to register it as a therapy animal, but this is not required to volunteer through their program.

Spiritual Care Volunteers

Spiritual care is a non-denominational volunteer program that provides spiritual support to patients, residents, and their families. Volunteers meet once a month and undergo training and shadowing before working on their own. Responsibilities include listening, praying if requested, contacting a clergy member or spiritual guide if necessary, or simply visiting with someone in need of company. This valued service provides comfort and support to patients and guests of all faiths or non-faiths.


The “Volunteens” program is open to students age 13 to 17. Participants serve in many areas of the hospital and provide comfort to patients. Volunteers will be thoroughly educated on proper hospital etiquette. This is a great program for teens who have an interest in the medical field or who just want to help their community. Please fill out the Volunteens application form if interested.

How to Apply

We greatly appreciate your interest in volunteering. To ensure our patients receive the highest quality care and that our contributors are committed to their role, we ask that prospective volunteers undergo a simple screening process.

Prospective volunteers must:

  • Complete an application (see below)
  • Have a personal interview with relevant staff
  • Undergo lab work, including drug testing, TB test, MMR, and flu shot
  • Complete an online background check
  • Attend orientation on general hospital procedures
  • Receive some training in your interest area
  • Commit to serving a full calendar year

Contact the Volunteer Office

Call us today at 307.739.7541 or email

To apply simply download and fill out the application form and send it to:

St. John’s Health – Dept. 915
POB 428
Jackson, WY 83001
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