Why I Give: Bob Haus

Bob Haus worked in various locations for the government for 32 years. Following his retirement from the Patuxent River Naval Air Station, he started volunteering for MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in October 2004 assisting in the pharmacy and with medical records. When the electronic medical record was introduced in 2009, Bob moved to helping in the volunteer office – coordinating volunteer credentials, schedules and more. He has volunteered 8,000 hours to the hospital.

“It’s a great thing to do and it is a great service to the people in the community. The greatest reward working with Hospice is talking to people and telling them about what it does. It gives comfort to families, friends and caregivers. Everyone says we volunteers are so wonderful and we do so much. It is not about what we do, it’s what the patients do for us. You get so much from spending time with these people.” - Bob Haus, Hospital Volunteer

Each year, volunteers dedicate thousands of hours of service to facilitate the work of MedStar St. Mary's Hospital. By generously donating their time and talents, they are able to meet new people, help the community and explore healthcare careers. Members of the volunteer program at MedStar St. Mary's are an integral part of our long-standing reputation of excellence and quality care.

At MedStar St. Mary's, we match volunteers to open positions based on individual interests, skills, talents and availability. We ask that volunteers be willing to commit to at least four to six months of service. Our volunteers include adults, juniors, interfaith chaplains, and emergency drivers.

All individuals, without regard to race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or physical or mental abilities, have a right to apply to MedStar St. Mary's Hospital for volunteer status, except for the specific age requirements stated. Volunteers are required to attend orientation and training sessions, and agree to learn and abide by hospital regulations.

All volunteers are required to attend annual in-services on infection control; standard precautions; safety and security; hazardous and toxic substances; proper body mechanics; risk management; confidentiality; and customer service. All volunteers must also obtain a PPD test annually.

Adult Volunteer Services

  • Information desk assistants
  • Clerical and office assistants
  • Interfaith chaplains
  • Patient care assistants in Ambulatory Surgery
  • Gift shop clerks/cashiers

School Year Junior Volunteer Opportunities

  • The open house and information sessions for School year 2017-18 opportunities will be held on Thursday, October 5, 2017, and Monday, October 9, from 4-5 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. Open house attendance is mandatory to participate in the program and attendees must attend one entire 1-hour session with a parent/guardian.
  • Complete applications must be received in the Volunteer Student Services office no later than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 12, 2017.
  • Click here for more detailed information.

Sign Up to Volunteer

We welcome new volunteers to join us as we deliver top-quality healthcare services to the community. To fill out an application to volunteer, please download the application form below and mail the forms to our Volunteer Office.

Please mail your completed application(s) to:

MedStar St. Mary's Hospital
Attn: Volunteer and Student Services Office
P.O. Box 527
25500 Point Lookout Road
Leonardtown, MD 20650

If you have questions please call or email the Volunteer & Students Services office at 301-475-6453 or [email protected].