Explore volunteer opportunities
From running the registration desk to greeting people at the door, there are plenty of opportunities to support our fundraising events.
Help us fundraise for St. Jude by contacting donors by phone, email or mail and thanking them for supporting our lifesaving mission.
Office and administration
Write letters, enter data and help coordinate volunteers – in-person or wherever you are.
Use digital channels to serve our mission by cheering on fundraisers across the U.S. through social media, or do volunteer work from home to support local office efforts.
Other ways to support St. Jude
Want to do more? Discover more ways you can support our lifesaving mission.
The purpose of this group is to create a robust virtual volunteer community where members learn, share and collaborate to help support the St. Jude mission.
About our online community:
During a time of social distancing and isolation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for communication and connection among our volunteers is more important than ever. To address this need, ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude, launched a Facebook group called ALSAC/St. Jude Volunteers. Our goal is to create a robust volunteer community where members learn, share and collaborate to help support the St. Jude mission.
The community launched on Sept. 15, 2020, and since then, membership has grown to almost 1,000 members. Learn more about the group.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and you can support St. Jude by volunteering at the St. Jude Walk/Run. From joining your local event committee to volunteering the day of the event, there are plenty of opportunities in your community to support St. Jude kids. This event has great opportunities for volunteers of all ages and group sizes. Volunteer roles will vary by the location of the event. Most events need big groups to help with registration, cheer stations, set-up and tear down, hospitality areas and more.
St. Jude Walk/Run is a nationwide 5K hybrid event, taking place in-person and virtually. Sign up to volunteer today for the St. Jude Walk/Run happening in your area. Click “Register” on the St. Jude Walk/Run page and look for the volunteer registration information.
Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) International, founded in 1929, is one of the world’s most distinctive leadership service organizations.
Since adopting St. Jude as its international philanthropic project in 1972, ESA has helped raise more than $300 million in cash and pledges.
The vast network of ESA collegiate and community members are among our most dedicated and hardworking volunteers and fundraisers — donating their time and talent while participating in thousands of fundraising events across the country.
A Message From Martin Hand
St. Jude founder Danny Thomas once said, “There is no kinder act than helping someone less fortunate than yourself.”
Your willingness to use your gifts and abilities has strengthened the St. Jude mission. Volunteers bring great creativity, joy and passion. During National Volunteer Week, we would like to express our gratitude for the meaningful work you do as an ALSAC volunteer. Thank you for the selfless and esteemed work you do. Your dedication is essential to help further the lifesaving mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children.®
-Martin Hand, Chief Donor Officer, ALSAC
Volunteers have always been an important part of fundraising events to support St. Jude. In February, more than 100 volunteers in Los Angeles and Palm Desert, Calif., began testing a new initiative called the St. Jude Volunteer Crew, which provides a framework and best-in-class experience for event volunteers.
The St. Jude Volunteer Crew is a dedicated group of volunteers in cities across the United States that support pre-event, event execution and post-event activities. Volunteers commit to serve at three to five events or provide 24 hours of service in one year, and they're recognized annually based on years of service. Volunteer captains lead the initiative locally.
St. Jude Volunteer Crew members have access to a unique experience because of their commitment. For the California volunteers, this included customized orientation and training, recognition and items such as branded shirts, lanyards and name badges. As the St. Jude Volunteer Crew takes off in other parts of the country, the experience may also include events, orientation, training and other special incentives for volunteers who commit to a year of service.
Be on the lookout over the next few months for St. Jude Volunteer Crew opportunities in your area. We want you to be part of this new, fun and exciting volunteer experience.
St. Jude founder Danny Thomas said, “All of us are born for a reason, but all of us don’t discover why. Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others.”
Volunteers bring new and exciting ideas, positive energy, commitment and passion. During National Volunteer Week, we would like to express our gratitude for the priceless work you do as a St. Jude volunteer. Your dedication is essential to the work we do. Thank you for the immeasurable and important work you have done and continue to do for the children of St. Jude. You are essential to help further the lifesaving mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children.®
- Chris Boysen, Senior Vice President, ALSAC/St. Jude
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Volunteers contribute by being the warm hands over the hearts of each St. Jude patient, parent, doctor, nurse and staff member. We believe in the mission of St. Jude.
Volunteers around the country, on average, spend 50 hours per year donating their time to the greater good. Studies have shown that volunteerism improves health by strengthening the body, improving mood and lessening stress. Additionally, volunteering can increase self-esteem, enhance various skills and expand career paths.
Let's make a difference. Together.
St. Jude shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.
Volunteers come from all walks of life and live all over the country, donating their time and talents to support St. Jude. Please consider volunteering to help us continue our lifesaving mission: Finding cures. Saving children.®