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Grief and Bereavement Support

Volunteer Opportunities


Should you wish to volunteer with St. Jude after the loss of your child, there are many ways you can give back.

Meditation garden at St. Jude

Volunteering with the Hospital

Become a Patient Family-Centered Care Volunteer — Whether you live locally or not, there are many ways to volunteer by using your experiences at St. Jude related to care. Parents can apply to become part of the Patient Family-Centered Care E-council, Family Advisory Council, Parent Mentor Program or one of our hospital committees.

Volunteer in the HospitalSt. Jude offers a variety of individual volunteer placements, group volunteer opportunities and opportunities for teens.

Donate to the Blood Donor Center — Help support a child through a critical time in their treatment by donating blood or blood products at the Blood Donor Center.

Volunteer Outside the Greater Memphis Area — Even if you live miles from St. Jude, there are ways you can volunteer for St. Jude in your community. Participating in a fundraiser or creating your own are just two ways you can contribute.

Contribute Activity Supplies — If you can’t give your time or talents, you can contribute supplies needed for individual and group activities.

Volunteering with the Quality of Life Bereavement Program

There are a variety of ways you can volunteer with the bereavement program.

Bereaved Parent E-Council — Parent advisers provide valuable input through surveys, emails and online discussions that help us continually improve our bereavement and end of life care for our patients and their families.

Bereaved parent advisers who are more than two years out from their child’s death may apply to serve in other capacities within the St. Jude bereavement program.

Quality of Life Parent Mentor Program — St. Jude bereaved parents are trained to mentor parents who are newly bereaved or whose children are in end-of-life care.

Parent Advisers as Educators — Parent advisers receive training to serve as educators to hospital staff, parents and others by using their personal experiences.

Quality of Life Steering Council — St. Jude bereaved family volunteers provide input and valuable insight to continually improve the quality of bereavement care St. Jude provides. Council members are required to complete training and attend six meetings per year.

Learn More About our Volunteer Opportunities