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The Best Volunteers Belong at Deaconess

Deaconess Hospital has been serving patients from all over the Tri-State since 1892.  Since the beginning, volunteers have been an important part of Deaconess.  By giving their time and talents, they make a significant contribution to patients, families and visitors, physicians, staff, and fellow volunteers.

The Deaconess Hospital Auxiliary was formed in 1960. The Auxiliary provides fellowship and leadership to the volunteer program in addition to fundraising.  Joining the Auxiliary and volunteering is a great way to make a difference in the lives of our patients and their families and to socialize and make new friends. 

Special Thank You!

Thank you to the Deaconess Auxiliary for donating $500,000.00 to the new Hospice House! See a special thank you video from Deaconess President and CEO, Linda White, below.

Who can Volunteer at Deaconess?

Deaconess offers many volunteer opportunities for those who are willing and have the time to serve.  Adults age 18 and over, as well as students age 14 to 17 (junior volunteers), are welcomed.  Volunteers serve at both the main campus (600 Mary Street, Evansville, Indiana) and Deaconess Gateway Hospital (4011 Gateway Blvd., Newburgh, Indiana).

Volunteer Assignments

  • Information desk
  • Newspaper delivery
  • Sterile Supply delivery
  • Gift shops
  • Mealtime ambassador
  • Patient mail delivery
  • Resource Center
  • Clerical duties
  • Greeter
  • Patient visitor
  • Gateway Emergency Department
  • Writing Living Histories


Most assignments are between 2-4 hours in length, one day per week.  Students are required to make a commitment to volunteer for one full semester or an entire summer in order to be accepted into the program.  Adults are asked to make a commitment to volunteer a total of 50 hours per year.


  • Deaconess Fitness Center
  • Company Store
  • Free flu shots
  • Recreation Commission events

Contact Us

Deaconess Hospital Volunteer Office
600 Mary Street
Evansville, IN 47747