St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital

St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital is an acute care facility in the centre of St. John’s offering a variety of in-patient and out-patient services.

Volunteer roles

Hair Washing Program

  • Provide hair washing services to interested patients.

Clerical/Office Support

  • Assist health care and support staff in various clinic and office areas with a variety of clerical duties.

Friendly Visiting

  • Visit with patients and residents to offer companionship and support.
  • Activities may include conversation, reading, games puzzles and meal time assistance.


  • Participate in various fundraising activities (e.g. selling tickets, used book sales).
  • Revenue generated contributes to the financial support of patient and resident care.

Gift Shop

  • Provide friendly customer service and assist with the daily operation of the shop.
  • Funds raised are used to purchase medical equipment and comfort items for patients.

Library Cart

  • Visit nursing units to provide patients and residents with reading material.


  • Share your musical talent by providing entertainment to residents and patients.


Michele Hunt, coordinator, Volunteer Resources
154 LeMarchant Road, St. John’s, NL  A1C 5B8
Telephone: 709-777-5539

Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshops

Help others learn to manage their health better by becoming a workshop leader. For more information call 709-752-3946 or toll free at 1-866-880-8998.

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Last updated: 2021-07-27