Volunteer & Supervisor Spotlights

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. 

Alison Allensworth

Alison Allensworth

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

Brian Thompson

Brian Thompson and his dog Piper have been Doggy Daze volunteers at St. Jude since October 2014. Read more about Brian.

Norman Wilkes

Norman Wilkes

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

Jason Winkle

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

Janet Gatewood

Janet Gatewood began volunteering in the Teen Room in October 2007 after her retirement from the Immunology department. Read more about Janet.

Lyndal Grieb

Lyndal Grieb

Lyndal Grieb, a former Memphis Public Library employee, is a kitchen volunteer at St. Jude, preparing snack bags. Read more about Lyndal.

Christine Stella

Christine Stella

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.

Jana Welch

Jana Welch

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

Carole Blackburn

Carole Blackburn began volunteering at St. Jude in January 2004 in the Eucharistic Lay Ministry. Read more about Carole.

Kelly Adkins

Kelly Adkins

Kelly Adkins has been a Child Life Volunteer at St. Jude since August of 2009. Read more about Kelly.

Yuki Inaba

Yuki Inaba

Yuki Inaba, an outdoors enthusiast, has been a volunteer at St. Jude since 2012. Read more about Yuki.

Ann Scobey

Ann Scobey

The children Ann Scobey plays with in the Surgery Waiting Room have left an impression on her. Read more about Ann.

Ernest Costilow

Ernest Costilow

Ernest Costilow loves volunteering at St. Jude so much that he is always glad to arrive and hates to leave. Read more about Ernest.

Jessica Steenbergen

Jessica Steenbergen

Every Wednesday night, Jessica Steenbergen puts down her teaching materials and picks up a coffee pot. Read more about Jessica.

Doris Burton

Doris Burton

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.

Larry Davis

Larry Davis

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

Lisa Redmond

Lisa Redmond has been volunteering as a PAIR Mentor since 2015, but her journey at St. Jude started long before then. Read about Lisa.

Linda Angevine

Linda Angevine

For nearly two years, Linda Angevine has been coming to St. Jude to volunteer as a Kay Kafe Companion. Read about Linda.

Claudia Carlton

Claudia Carlton

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

Dennis Medford

Dennis Medford has been a ready runner for St. Jude since January of 2016. Read about Dennis.

Jahmaad Crudup

Jahmaad Crudup

Jahmaad Crudup has been volunteering at St. Jude since August 2016. He serves as a Helping Hands volunteer. Read about Jahmaad.

Mazen Istanbouli

Mazen Istanbouli

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

Matthew Hinson

Matthew Hinson helps run the Beverage Cart. He's been a volunteer at St. Jude since August of 2016. Read about Matthew.

Walter Evans

Walter Evans

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

Allie Young

Allie Young is constantly in motion as a St. Jude as a Ready Runner volunteer. Read about Allie.

Simone Meeks

Simone Meeks

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

Fannie Brown

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

Jerry Rossi

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.

Kim Louis

Kim Louis

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

Valerie Cox

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 Smith

Lori Smith

Lori has been volunteering at St. Jude since 2009 and doesn’t plan to stop anytime soon. Read about Lori.

Joseph Mertz

Joseph Mertz

Joseph Mertz began volunteering with St. Jude in 2013. He serves as an inpatient Child Life volunteer. Read about Joseph.

Jenny Bledsoe

Jenny Bledsoe

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

John and Vicki Brown

John and Vicki Brown have been volunteering as Kay Kafe Companions since 2013. Read about John and Vicki.

David Fisher

David Fisher

Helping Hands volunteer David “Paw” Fisher came to volunteer at St. Jude to give back. Read about David.

Sarah Wright

Sarah Wright

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

Mimi Gibson

Mimi Gibson, RN, has been a Eucharistic lay minister volunteer at St. Jude since December of 2012. Read about Mimi.

Maureen Kennedy

Maureen Kennedy

Maureen Kennedy has been an asset to St. Jude as a volunteer in the Tri Delta Place since 2004. Read about Maureen.

Vicki Tudor

Vicki Tudor

Vicki Tutor has been a Ready Runner volunteer at St. Jude for a very life-changing two years. Read about Vicki.

Chelsey Cook

Chelsey Cook

Chelsey Cook has volunteered at Tri Delta Place, a St. Jude housing facility for just over a year. Read about Chelsey.

Pat Boysen

Pat Boysen

Pat Boysen began volunteering at St. Jude in 2011 assembling snack packs for the patients. Read about Pat.

Bob Stewart

Bob Stewart

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.

Randa Rosenblum

Randa Rosenblum

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

Patty Stephens

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 Colhoun

Elizabeth Colhoun

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.

Supervisor Spotlights

Mary Carnes

Mary Carnes

Mary Carnes has been the garden site coordinator at St. Jude since the summer of 2016. Read about Mary.

Sarah Klein

Sarah Klein

Read more about Sarah Klein, who supervises St. Jude school program volunteers.

Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Smith supervises St. Jude Child Life program volunteers. Read more about Jennifer.

Barbara Joyner

Barbara Joyner

Read more about Barbara Joyner, who supervises St. Jude volunteers in the Family Resource Center.

Ira Wigley

Ira Wigley

Ira Wigley supervises St. Jude bakery volunteers and Kay Kafe Companions. Read more about Ira.

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