Volunteer With Essentia Health

Make a difference in your community. Find a volunteer opportunity at Essentia Health that matches your interests and schedule.

Volunteers are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and seasonal flu or receive an exemption.

Why Volunteer?

When you donate your time and talents at Essentia, you can:

  • Contribute your unique experiences, skills, and vision
  • Enrich the lives of patients and families
  • Feel a sense of accomplishment and personal satisfaction
  • Explore possible health care careers and see what it’s like to work at Essentia
  • Become a valued team member
  • Make new friends and have fun
  • Enjoy benefits such as free parking, a meal when you volunteer, and volunteer recognition events

Volunteer Positions

The type of work you will do depends on the needs of the location where you volunteer. Volunteer Services will help you find a volunteer position that’s a good fit for you. Mention your special skills when you apply. For example, tell us if you play a musical instrument or enjoy knitting. You may:

  • Greet and escort patients and visitors
  • Assist in health care departments
  • Stock supplies
  • Volunteer in a gift shop
  • Help with administrative work
  • Help coordinate fundraising events and projects
  • Assist Hospice patients and families
  • Provide pet therapy

Volunteer Requirements

You’ll gain the skills and knowledge you need for your volunteer position during your orientation and training. But you must be:

  • Able to volunteer on a regular basis for at least 3 months
  • Some Essentia locations require volunteers to be at least 18 years of age
  • Able to pass a background check
  • Vaccinated for COVID-19 and seasonal flu

Volunteer Locations

Essentia Health offers volunteer opportunities in the hospitals, long-term care and assisted living facilities below. Select a location to see more information on volunteering.


Long-Term Care Facilities & Assisted Living Facilities

How to Apply

Become a Patient Partner

We look to our patients and their families for ideas on how we can improve our patient experience, quality of care, and health of our communities. One way we do that is through our patient and advisory councils. Members of these councils are Patient Partners.


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