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St. Jude Volunteer Community

Whether you are an individual volunteer, or part of a group that gives its time for a special project, you are a part of the St. Jude community. Here are some ways to connect.

Volunteer Community 

Each year, more than a thousand volunteers give their time and energy to make a difference in the lives of patients, families and staff at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We value your service and thank you for your extraordinary commitment.  

Child and adult holding hands in front of St. Jude's statue

Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.

Danny Thomas 
Founder of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and ALSAC


Volunteer Support Clubs 

Our volunteers and staff extend our gratitude to members of the St. Jude Women’s Club, St. Jude Auxiliary and the Ladies of St. Jude, who support the hospital through volunteer projects and financial support. Learn more about their important work.  

 Sheryl Nienhuis with sibling Shaunna Sanders, sister of patient Trent Sanders

Sheryl K. Nienhuis Memorial Volunteer Service Award 

This honor is bestowed annually to hospital volunteers who exemplify the qualities of Sheryl K. Nienhuis. Learn more about this prestigious award, including how to submit a nomination.

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Volunteer Recognition 

Summer volunteers
Lifetime Member Volunteer, Marilyn Fleming