Volunteer Opportunities

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

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

Volunteer Benefits

Ask one of our volunteer coordinators about the perks that come with volunteering. You may enjoy:

  • Free meals
  • Special recognition events
  • Fun social events
  • Free flu shot
  • Various available discounts

Volunteer Positions

The type of work you will do depends on the needs of the location where you volunteer. Trust us to help you find a volunteer position that’s a good fit for you. You may:

  • Greet and escort patients and visitors
  • Serve as a receptionist or help with administrative work
  • Assist health care providers
  • Stock supplies
  • Deliver flowers
  • Deliver books and magazines
  • Work in a gift shop
  • Bake treats
  • Lead arts-and-crafts activities
  • Play games and socialize
  • Help coordinate fundraising events and projects

Mention your special skills when you apply. For example, tell us if you play a musical instrument or enjoy knitting.

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

Volunteer Requirements

No specific experience, education, or abilities are needed to volunteer at Essentia. But, you should be:

  • Willing to share your time
  • At least 14 years old to volunteer in Minnesota or Wisconsin
  • At least 18 years old to volunteer in North Dakota
  • Able to pass a background check

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

Student Opportunities

If you’re considering a career in the medical field, volunteering is a great way to build clinical skills, explore possible career paths, and network with professionals and mentors.

How to Apply

Contact the Essentia Health location near you to learn more about volunteer opportunities in your community.

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