Bon Secours in French means “good help." Volunteers have the opportunity to help serve our patients and the community. This satisfying experience may range from assisting patients and their families to helping with office filing. Volunteers are placed in areas where they can best assist throughout the health system. Our volunteers range in age from 15 to 90 and are students, church, community and social group members and retirees. If you are interested, we welcome your assistance. It has been said: “Bon Secours is a good place to serve the Lord.”

To request more information about the program or to apply, call: 
Melissa Sharlat, 410-362-3683

Benefits of volunteering at Bon Secours Baltimore Health System include:

  • Free parking - garage on site
  • Free annual flu shot
  • Up to $5.50 towards a meal for a minimum 4-hour shift
  • Invitation to two volunteer recognition events:  Christmas Luncheon and Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon in the Spring
  • Great feeling of satisfaction knowing you have given Good Help to Those In Need.

Volunteer Application Packet: Please click here 
Email your completed application to melissa_sharlat@bshsi.org or fax to (410)947-3210.

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Passion and motivation to provide Good Help to our patients and staff
  • At least 18 years old (under 18 needs parental/guardian consent)
  • Minimum commitment of four (4) hours per week for at least six (6) months per year
  • Complete and submit volunteer application
  • Successful completion of health screening and background check (conducted and paid for by Bon Secours)
  • One-hour orientation


“I like to give back to the community and help people who can’t help themselves.”
Sabrina G. (Volunteer for two years at New Phases)

 “I like volunteering at Smallwood Summitt because it’s a small way to give back my service to the community.”
Dorothy W. (Picture above. Volunteer for three years at Smallwood Summitt senior apartments)

"I enjoy volunteering with the children."
Yvonne M.  (Volunteer Foster Grandmother for five years at Community Works)

 “The more you give, the bigger the blessing!”
Vernetta D.  (Volunteer since 2009 at Women’s Resource Center)


“Volunteering at Bon Secours has been an extremely rewarding experience. From seeing the emergency department to St. Martin’s inpatient unit, I have been able to witness a microcosm of the West Baltimore community. In the midst of sometimes frustrating circumstances, clinicians here manage to maintain composure and optimism.
I have learned that understanding and treating a patient is often deeper than illness. Cultural identity, lifestyle, and emotional states are just as important as their medical history. As I envision my future career as a physician, my time at Bon Secours will forever guide the way I approach the medical profession - a platform for service, leadership, and the advancement of compassionate healthcare for all.”
~James C., Volunteer