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New Ulm Medical Center

Volunteer

Volunteering

Volunteers

New Ulm Medical Center is fortunate to have a growing volunteer program that is always welcoming of new volunteers to help patients and their families. Volunteering is an excellent way to gain experience, discover new talents and make lasting friendships.


To volunteer at New Ulm Medical Center please complete and return the
volunteer application or contact our volunteer coordinator at
507-217-5111.

Hospital and clinic volunteering

Volunteering is an excellent way to gain experience, discover new talents and make lasting friendships.

Key volunteer opportunities at New Ulm Medical Center include:

The process to become a NUMC volunteer includes:

  1. Download, complete and return the volunteer application or contact our volunteer coordinator at 507-217-5111. The volunteer application includes application, background study and immunization information.
  2. Complete a three-hour facility orientation. Once the application has been received and background study approved, the volunteer coordinator will contact you to schedule a three-hour facility orientation.

Hospice volunteer opportunities

A patient enrolled in the Allina Health – New Ulm Medical Center hospice program relies on a full team of caregivers to see them through a challenging period in their lives and an important member of that team is the hospice volunteer.

Volunteers can be helpful not only to a hospice patient but their family members, as well. Especially those who live too far away to help their loved one or family members who have a family of their own to take care of and find it a relief to know that a supportive volunteer is on hand to help.

A hospice volunteer working with patients is able to provide companionship and friendship to patients and relief to caregivers. They can not only lend a listening ear and be a supportive presence, but they can also help with yard work or cleaning that the patient is no longer able to do.

The New Ulm Medical Center hospice program currently has 18 volunteers and welcomes the opportunity to have more volunteers.

Potential hospice volunteers should complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the volunteer application. The volunteer application includes application, background study and immunization information.
  2. Complete an interview. Once the application has been received and background study approved, the volunteer coordinator will contact you to complete a face-to-face interview.
  3. Complete two days (12 hours total) of training which covers topics such as medical ethics, spiritual care, bereavement and self-care.

After the training, hospice volunteers can co-visit patients with a seasoned volunteer and when the volunteer feels comfortable, they will be assigned a patient. Volunteers can meet with patients where ever they call 'home' – including a care facility, nursing home or their family home.

Auxiliary

New Ulm Medical Center is fortunate to have an active and supportive Auxiliary. The Auxiliary raises funds for unbudgeted hospital items.

The Auxiliary coffee and gift shop is the largest fundraising venture for the New Ulm Medical Center Auxiliary. If you are interested in becoming a coffee and/or gift shop volunteer, please review the volunteer opportunities information.

To become a member of the Auxiliary ($10/year dues) please download, complete and return the auxiliary membership application.

New Ulm Medical Center Auxiliary board members:

Katie Senske, president and fundraising co-chair
Sharon Gulden, treasurer
Betty Thorson, secretary
Mona Meyer, newsletter
Sharon Hulke, social chair
Linda Starke, fundraising co-chair and member at large
Linda Bertrand, fundraising co-chair
Lois Simmons, public relations
Connie Tautges, membership chair
Arleen Siemer, memorial chair
Rita Anderson, nominating chair
Marlene Rolloff, historian
Mimi Hendel, coffee and gift shop chair
Jim Hogen, Member at Large
Missy Dreckman, New Ulm Medical Center Auxiliary liaison
Anne Makepeace, New Ulm Medical Center representative

Volunteer schedulers:

Myrt Gieseke
Arlys Stueber