Saint Louis University Community Partner Profile
Organization Name: BJC Hospice and Supportive Care
Contact Person: Marsha Shanker
Address: 8300 Eager Rd, Suite 500A
Phone Number: 314-273-0762
Email Address:
Category: Healthcare/Older Adults
Internships Available?: Yes
Transportation Needed?: Varies

Mission Statement/Objectives:


To provide comfort and compassion to patients with a terminal illness that has decided no longer to seek treatment and have less than 6 months to live. To help these people die with dignity.


Service Opportunities:

  • Caregiver Relief Visits: Be with patients at their homes or visit them in nursing homes for companionship and caregiver relief. Need car.
  • Craft Volunteers: Help sew/crochet blankets, and make handmade cards for patients. Also, help needed delivering blankets and cards. No car needed.
  • Phone-Based Volunteers: Make calls to patients and families to provide support, bereavement, follow-up, etc. No car needed.
  • Office Volunteer: Assist with clerical tasks, filing, mailing, etc. Need car.
  • All positions can be done any day of the week, at any time. Office volunteers are needed Mondays - Fridays, 7:30am-6pm.

Volunteer Pre-Requisites:

- Application
- Background Check
- Orientation
Directions from SLU:  
* Directions are to office only*