Become a volunteer
We invite you to help make a difference in the lives of our patients and families at University of Minnesota Medical Center. Here is how you can get involved and stay connected.
Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the hospital to fit your schedule and interests. Please review the frequently asked questions for more information regarding opportunities and availability.
Volunteers work four hours weekly for six months (minimum). Summer-only volunteers work 75 hours during June, July and August.
Every prospective volunteer must complete the following application process.
- Please read the instructions and complete the online application form.
- Pass a criminal background check.
- Provide two personal references.
- Attend a New Volunteer Information and Orientation Session.
- Complete a health assessment with Employee Occupational Health Services.
- Complete a one-on-one interview with a volunteer coordinator.
The Junior Volunteer Summer Program is for 15- to18-year-old high school students interested in helping in a variety of hospital departments. We ask for two, 3-4 hour volunteer shifts per week with an additional three-hour weekly session focusing on different health career areas. This summer’s 8-week program will run from Monday, June 15th through Friday, August 7th. The online application is available here. Please read/follow all instructions, fill the form out completely and click “Continue” to apply. Applications are due on or before April 3rd at 4:30pm. If you have questions, please contact Derek Taylor. The program is competitive and not all who apply will be accepted.
A message from current volunteers at University of Minnesota Medical Center: