Volunteering at Bethesda Hospital

Benefits of Volunteering

Volunteering at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota offers benefits which may include:
  • Free parking and a meal coupon on the day of your shift
  • Flexible hours
  • Excellent training
  • Opportunity to explore new careers
  • Networking and camaraderie
  • Free flu shot

Volunteer Application Instructions

  1. Submit an online application
  2. Volunteers under 18 years of age will be required to submit a parental permission slip.
  3. Complete an online orientation.
  4. Complete an interview.
  5. If selected, complete background screening and health assessment.
  6. Participate in department specific training.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How much time do volunteers usually spend at the hospital each week?

Volunteers usually donate one four-hour day or evening shift per week. However, they may also choose to volunteer more hours each week.

2. What type of commitment is expected?

Volunteers are asked to plan on four hours per week for at least six months.

3. What do volunteers wear?

Volunteers' attire depends on their location and position. However, the standard volunteer uniform is a volunteer polo, black or khaki pants, closed-toe shoes and socks, and your ID badge. The volunteer polo can be purchased from the Guest Services/Volunteer department.

4. What volunteer positions are available?

We offer volunteer placement in a variety of areas based on your interest, abilities and availability.

5. How old must you be to volunteer?
A volunteer must be at least 15 years old and a parental permission form will be required.