Volunteers are a vital part of our health care team. Volunteers enhance the hospital experience for patients and their families and assist staff in providing excellent care and service. People volunteer for many reasons, but most agree that the greatest benefit of volunteering is the satisfaction that comes from helping others and contributing to the community. Volunteering can also offer individual rewards – new friends, new opportunities to explore potential careers, new interests and the potential for new and improved skills.
Our volunteers have the opportunity to support patients and staff in many ways, including:
- Greet guests, provide directions, answer questions, take messages
- Assist in lounge areas, offering support and refreshments
- Perform clerical work and re-stock shelves
- Transport patients to different departments
- Visit with patients, offering books, puzzles, movies and games
- Assist with special events or promotions
- Deliver flowers and gifts to patients
Departments offering volunteer opportunities include:
- The Birthplace
- Cancer Clinic
- Emergency Department
- Hand massages
- Human Resources
- Information/Welcome desk
- Inpatient nursing
- Medical records
- Nutrition services
- Surgical services
All volunteers are treated with an annual volunteer recognition event that includes a meal, gift and awards. We also offer two $500 scholarships to those who qualify.
Volunteers working a four-hour shift receive a meal voucher that can be used in our cafeteria. Those working less than a four-hour shift get a beverage voucher. Volunteers also qualify for a free flu shot and many other benefits.
Ready to volunteer?
First, complete the electronic application by clicking here. Applications are also available at Fairview Northland Medical Center. Day, evening and weekend shifts are available. All volunteers must be age 14 years or older. Volunteers undergo a background check and a health screening, including a test for tuberculosis.
Access the volunteer portal here
If you have any questions or would like more information, call Volunteer Services at 763-389-6565 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.