Learn more about the ways that
St. Jude staff and volunteers go above and beyond to serve our patients and families
Since 1997, sisters Patsy Moretta and Dolores Seelig (affectionally known as “the Sisters”) have been volunteering at
St. Jude. Read about Patsy and Dolores.
Logan Schroeder started volunteering at
St. Jude in August 2019, On a typical day, he gives out craft bags and invites patients to events in the Imagine Room. Read about Logan.
John and Lisa Wintermantel began volunteering at
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in 2018. John is a Ready Runner, and both he and Lisa also in the Helping Hands program. Read more about them.
Mary Driscoll was a stay-at-home mom of two daughters prior to becoming a
St. Jude volunteer. Read more about Mary.
Washburn joined the PFCC program in 2013 as a parent mentor. For her, being a part of the whole family healing through PFCC was a simple choice. Read about Missy.
Britni Coffey joined the
St. Jude family in 2011 when her son was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma. Read about Britni's journey to being a parent mentor.
Kellie Clelland volunteers in the Simulation Center as an actor and regularly donates platelets. Read about Kellie.
Chavez has been a parent adviser with the PFCC program since 2017 and is an active parent mentor on the E-council, hosting Family Talk events, and is the 2019 chair for the Patient Family Advisory Council. Read about Jennifer.
William “Rog” Sphar has been a Child Life volunteer in the Diagnostic Imaging clinic since September of 2007. Read about Rog.
Chris Bridges joined the Patient Family Advisory Council (PFAC) as a parent adviser in 2011 and was elected the 2017–2018 PFAC chair. Read about Chris.
Bridgett Beckley, a teacher at a local school, says looking into the eyes of
St. Jude patients and their families is humbling. Read more about Bridgett.
Ashley Dismuke has been a parent adviser on the Patient Family Advisory Council (PFAC) and a parent mentor since 2013. Read more about Ashley.
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.
Brian Thompson and his dog Piper have been Doggy Daze volunteers at
St. Jude since October 2014. Read more about Brian.
Janet Gatewood began volunteering in the Teen Room in October 2007 after her retirement from the Immunology department. Read more about Janet.
Norman Wilkes, a volunteer at
St. Jude since December 2014, works as a greeter in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Read more about Norman.
Alison Allensworth says volunteering at
St. Jude allows her to build relationships and network with a diverse group of people. Read more about Alison.
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.
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.
Julie Gattas has proudly served on the
St. Jude food service team for 11 years. Read about Julie.
Shandra Taylor has been a Child Life specialist at
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital since 2018 and became a volunteer supervisor shortly after. Read about Shandra.
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.
St. Jude provide support to patients and their families year-round. Learn what opportunities are available and how you volunteer at the hospital.
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St. Jude has more than a thousand volunteers who give their time and skills each year to our patients and their families. Learn more about our volunteer community.
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St. Jude volunteer community.