Join the Blue Birds

Our Blue Bird Auxiliary serves four hospital campuses throughout the Methodist Healthcare System. We have specific needs at each facility. These needs are listed below. We try very hard to place you in the department of your choosing. However, meeting the needs of our patients, visitors, staff and current volunteers is our first priority. If you can help meet our needs, we would love to give you a rewarding experience at one of our facilities.


Please choose a volunteer facility and work area below and indicate your choice on your application.


Methodist Hospital - Our most dire need right now is Patient Escort. This fun and important position will give you the opportunity to work with patients and staff. You will make lots of friends with other Blue Birds, too! You will be escorting patients of all ages throughout the hospital. Our Escorts also assist with wayfinding due to the major construction project that is underway. We also have positions open at the Information Desk and Blue Bird Gift Shop.

Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital (MSTH) - Currently, we have a variety of positions open at MSTH. This includes Information Desk, Surgery Waiting Room, Admitting Patient Laison (great for early risers!), Emergency Room and Floor Duty assisting staff and patients. Please indicate on your application that you would like to volunteer at MSTH. We REALLY need volunteers like you at this wonderful hospital!

Methodist Texsan Hospital - This is our newest facility! Methodist Texsan is very excited to welcome volunteers at the Information Desk and staff support in the units. As we grow here, so will the opportunities. Volunteer here and become part of a very enthusiastic team!

Methodist Children's Hospital - We currently are looking at additional opportunities for volunteers who want to help our littlest patients. For now, we have the Art Cart available. In this position your creativity will flow while you help children get their minds off what is ailing them! Don't don't have to be an artist to be successful in this position. To a child, all grown-ups are as good as Michaelangelo!


Become a Volunteer

Welcome to a family of dedicated, caring, happy people. Your talents and skills can enrich the lives of our patients and visitors. Membership is open to all those who are interested in giving of themselves to help others, regardless of race, religion, color, creed or disability. High school students can begin volunteering at age 16 (in our Blue J program) and adults of any age are welcome. There are more than 30 areas of service – you can see a short list with descriptions here. Please review our requirements, then download and complete our application.


  1. Complete an application and background check form
  2. Interview with the Director of Volunteer Services
  3. Pay annual auxiliary dues
  4. Obtain appropriate attire
  5. Commit to work a particular shift and at least 100 hours annually
  6. Attend training sessions
  7. Provide immunization records and get a TB test. (The TB test can be done during your interview, unless your interview occurs on a Thursday.)

For Blue J (youth) application & additional requirements click here



Medical Center online application for Adult Volunteers and College Volunteers 


The link above will allow you to apply for volunteer opportunities at Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children's Hospital, Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital and our newest location, Methodist Texsan Hospital.


For other Methodist Facility Volunteer opportunities, please contact the individual facility -


Northeast Methodist Hospital
A Campus of Methodist Hospital
12412 Judson Road
(210) 757-5856
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Methodist Stone Oak Hospital
1139 E. Sonterra Blvd.
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Metropolitan Methodist Hospital
A Campus of Methodist Hospital
1310 McCullough
(210) 757-2446
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Blue Bird Volunteer Benefits

1.  Complimentary uniforms

2.  A free meal while on duty

3.  Free parking

4.  Invitations to educational and recognition events

5.  Discounts in the Blue Bird Gift Shop

6. Scholarships are available to qualified volunteers. (Scroll to page 3 of the document for the Blue Bird Auxiliary Scholarship.)

Join our team of over 300 active volunteers who support San Antonio's largest private hospital!


Volunteer Membership Annual Dues

Blue J (Youth) : $ 2.00

Active: $ 5.00

Contributing: $ 15.00

Lifetime: $ 50.00


All Blue Bird and Blue J Volunteers wear a regulation uniform top which is issued in the Volunteer Office. Volunteers must also wear comfortable low-heeled rubber sole shoes purchased elsewhere as well as long non capri style pants (black or white for Blue Birds, khaki for Blue Js and Child Life). Acceptable jewelry is limited to a wristwatch, wedding or engagement ring and ear studs (no hoop earrings, for safety reasons). Hair and uniform should be neat. Volunteers with long hair must pull their hair up or back while on duty.


For the health and well-being of our volunteers and our patients, we require that all volunteers be immunized against Rubella (German measles) Rubeola (red measles).

Volunteers will provide to the Employee Health department before volunteering all of the following:

  • Documentation of prior vaccination for MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) if born in 1957 or later.
  • Documentation of any previous TB skin testing within the last five years.
  • Documentation of Hepatitis B vaccine if you have received it.
  • Documentation of the VZV (Chicken pox) vaccine if you have received it.

Sign Up For Interview

If you have received a letter or email asking you to make an appointment for an interview, click on the VolunteerSpot button below.

Fill out the form below for more information.



"One of the main reasons I like to volunteer is I have the opportunity to make a difference."

Lynda Byrd

6-year Volunteer

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