Published on August 22, 2022

Volunteers needed at several Essentia Health facilities

Essentia Health is seeking volunteers for several facilities in multiple areas.

Volunteer opportunities range from spending time in medical units and clinic settings to helping patients navigate our facilities, stocking, working in the cafeteria and many more areas.

To ensure the safety and well-being of our patients and staff, volunteers must:

  • Commit to a regular weekly shift; the length varies by location. 
  • Submit to a background check.
  • Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Be vaccinated against the seasonal flu. 
  • Be willing to wear a mask and any other PPE during their shift.
  • In some locations, you must be 18 to volunteer. 

“Volunteers make a big difference in our patients’ lives,” said Deb Anderson, volunteer supervisor at Essentia Health. “It’s a safe and meaningful experience to brighten the day of our patients and enrich their lives.”

Essentia Health VolunteersWhile you don’t have to be in school to volunteer, many of the available positions can help students build their resumes and help medical students determine an area of focus. Volunteering is also a requirement for some graduate-level programs.

Essentia has immediate openings at our locations in the Twin Ports, northwest Wisconsin, northwest Minnesota, the Iron Range, Brainerd and Fargo.

“COVID-19 really put a dent in our volunteer pool, and we are actively trying to rebuild it,” said Erica Busta, Essentia’s volunteer program manager. “There are ample opportunities across our system to get involved and give back to your community by way of volunteering.”

A full list of locations, opportunities and more information about volunteer opportunities can be found on our website.

Those interested should visit the following links to complete an application online.