Learn more about St. Jude volunteers and St. Jude staff who supervisor volunteers, and they ways they go above and beyond to serve St. Jude patients and families.
Cara Wittig had a variety of volunteer positions—doing arts and crafts in the Imagine Room, assisting in Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) events, and helping with the Volunteen program. Read more about Cara.
During a typical shift as a Ready Runner, Razi Aamar scouted the parking lots and buildings for used wagons and wheelchairs. He collected them and took them to be sanitized and restocked. Read more about Razi.
Leah Taylor worked around the hospital stocking wagons as a Ready Runner, playing in the Imagine Room, pushing the Happy Cart and lending a hand around Tri Delta Place. Read more about Leah.
Ashley Cobb had a variety of different positions as a Summer Volunteer, collecting used wagons, greeting families and distributing toys in inpatient rooms. Read more about Ashley.
Kelly Waddell has spent more than five years volunteering as an adviser for the Patient Family Advisory Council, as well as a member on the Intensive Care Unit Council. Read more about Kelly.
Carole DiMaso's lengthy tenure in the Kay Research and Care Center playroom has allowed her the chance to get to know some of the families residing on the floor. Read more about Carole.
Patty Donnelly volunteers to tutor children in the St. Jude School Program. She uses fun and interesting activities to help patients reinforce classroom lessons. Read more about Patty.
Olivia Summitt recently began volunteering as a Child Life volunteer in the Medicine Room playroom. Read more about Olivia.
Beginning as an Elephant Keeper in August 2017, Jeri Stichka volunteered at Target House in the arts and crafts room helping children express their creativity. She currently serves as a pantry volunteer at Target House. Read more about Jeri.
Betsy Lambert began her tenure as a parent advisor in 2008. She works closely with the Patient Family-Centered Care Program as the lead parent mentor. Read more about Betsy.
When the Patient Family Advisory Council was formed in 2008, Lisa Musser saw an opportunity to give back to the hospital that had done so much for her family. Read more about Lisa.
Cathy Swain, a 7-year volunteer at St. Jude, uses her time serving in the Medicine Room, School, Auxiliary and Child Life. Read more about Cathy.
Alberto Quesada, a Child Life volunteer, spends his time engaging with children in fun activities meant to distract them from the reason they’re at St. Jude. Read more about Alberto.
Alison Allensworth says volunteering at St. Jude allows her to build relationships and network with a diverse group of people. Read more about Alison.
Brian Thompson and his dog Piper have been Doggy Daze volunteers at St. Jude since October 2014. Read more about Brian.
Norman Wilkes, a volunteer at St. Jude since December 2014, works as a greeter in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Read more about Norman.
Jason Winkle is a member of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Patient Family Advisory Council and a parent mentor to newly diagnosed families. Read more about Jason.
Janet Gatewood began volunteering in the Teen Room in October 2007 after her retirement from the Immunology department. Read more about Janet.
Christine Stella, a volunteer in the Family Resource Center, says her work makes her feel as if she is contributing in some way to the patient experience. Read more about Christine.
Lyndal Grieb, a former Memphis Public Library employee, is a kitchen volunteer at St. Jude, preparing snack bags. Read more about Lyndal.
Jana Welch started volunteering at St. Jude in 2016 and has a goal of offering a year in each volunteer role. Read more about Jana.
Carole Blackburn began volunteering at St. Jude in January 2004 in the Eucharistic Lay Ministry. Read more about Carole.
Kelly Adkins has been a Child Life Volunteer at St. Jude since August of 2009. Read more about Kelly.
Yuki Inaba, an outdoors enthusiast, has been a volunteer at St. Jude since 2012. Read more about Yuki.
The children Ann Scobey plays with in the Surgery Waiting Room have left an impression on her. Read more about Ann.
Ernest Costilow loves volunteering at St. Jude so much that he is always glad to arrive and hates to leave. Read more about Ernest.
Every Wednesday night, Jessica Steenbergen puts down her teaching materials and picks up a coffee pot. Read more about Jessica.
After spending almost 17 years volunteering at St. Jude, Doris Burton still finds her visits to the hospital to be the best part of her week. Read about Doris.
Volunteer Larry Davis can be found walking the halls of St. Jude twice a week with a big smile on his face. Read about Larry.
Lisa Redmond has been volunteering as a PAIR Mentor since 2015, but her journey at St. Jude started long before then. Read about Lisa.
For nearly two years, Linda Angevine has been coming to St. Jude to volunteer as a Kay Kafe Companion. Read about Linda.
Since May of 2016, Claudia Carlton has been volunteering in the Child Life Department, which has had a huge influence on her life. Read about Claudia.
Dennis Medford has been a ready runner for St. Jude since January of 2016. Read about Dennis.
Jahmaad Crudup has been volunteering at St. Jude since August 2016. He serves as a Helping Hands volunteer. Read about Jahmaad.
Mazen Istanbouli has been volunteering at St. Jude since May 2015. He serves as a volunteer in the tutoring program. Read about Mazen.
Matthew Hinson helps run the Beverage Cart. He's been a volunteer at St. Jude since August of 2016. Read about Matthew.
Walter Evans has been volunteering at St. Jude since October 2016. He serves as a volunteer in the Kay Kafe's bakery. Read about Walter.
Allie Young is constantly in motion as a St. Jude as a Ready Runner volunteer. Read about Allie.
Since her start in October of 2002, Simone Meeks has interacted with hundreds of the patients and families at St. Jude through the Book Cart. Read about Simone.
Fannie Brown has been volunteering at St. Jude since 2006. She serves as a volunteer in the Bone Marrow Transplant unit. Read about Fannie.
Jerry Rossi is a volunteer in the St. Jude Family Resource Center, but has volunteered in a number of areas across the hospital. Read about Jerry.
Beverage Cart and Tour Guide volunteer, and local third grade teacher Kim Louis, was recently recognized as the “Educator of the Week” by WREG News Channel 3. Read about Kim.
Valerie Cox has been volunteering at St. Jude since April 2014, first as a Ready Runner and currently a Helping Hands volunteer. Read about Valerie.
Lori has been volunteering at St. Jude since 2009 and doesn’t plan to stop anytime soon. Read about Lori.
Joseph Mertz began volunteering with St. Jude in 2013. He serves as an inpatient Child Life volunteer. Read about Joseph.
Jenny Bledsoe is a recognizable face in play areas at St. Jude. She's the lead organizer of the hospital’s annual Auxiliary Bazaar and jewelry sales.
John and Vicki Brown have been volunteering as Kay Kafe Companions since 2013. Read about John and Vicki.
Helping Hands volunteer David “Paw” Fisher came to volunteer at St. Jude to give back. Read about David.
Sarah Wright first volunteered at St. Jude in 2005 and 2006, and returned to volunteer again in 2015, She has had many different roles. Read about Sarah.
Mimi Gibson, RN, has been a Eucharistic lay minister volunteer at St. Jude since December of 2012. Read about Mimi.
Maureen Kennedy has been an asset to St. Jude as a volunteer in the Tri Delta Place since 2004. Read about Maureen.
Vicki Tutor has been a Ready Runner volunteer at St. Jude for a very life-changing two years. Read about Vicki.
Chelsey Cook has volunteered at Tri Delta Place, a St. Jude housing facility for just over a year. Read about Chelsey.
Pat Boysen began volunteering at St. Jude in 2011 assembling snack packs for the patients. Read about Pat.
Bob Stewart has been serving at St. Jude as a Eucharistic Lay Minister giving Holy Communion to Catholic patients and families at the hospital for two years. Read about Bob.
Although she has over 40 years of volunteer experience, Randa Rosenblum says being a Helping Hand Volunteer at St. Jude has affected her the most. Read about Randa.
Patty Stephens has been volunteering for almost 13 years in St. Jude's Child Life Department and has loved every minute of it. Read about Patty.
Elizabeth has been a volunteer at Target House for three years, where she heads their monthly craft night and assists in serving dinners and with Camp Wishing Well. Read about Elizabeth.
Mary Carnes has been the garden site coordinator at St. Jude since the summer of 2016. Read about Mary.
Read more about Sarah Klein, who supervises St. Jude school program volunteers.
Jennifer Smith supervises St. Jude Child Life program volunteers. Read more about Jennifer.