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Owatonna Hospital

Volunteering

Auxiliary volunteers

If interested in joining, contact our volunteer services at
507-977-2778
or register online Volunteer Application Form.

Employee volunteers reap double rewards

Whether it’s making blankets for patients in the hospital or sharing your time with another, volunteers are an active and influential part of Owatonna Hospital’s culture.

Since 1957, Owatonna Hospital Auxiliary volunteers have been interested in giving back to their community. Today these volunteers provide support to various hospital departments, as well as the Pink Pantry Coffee & Gift Shoppe.

Volunteering is an excellent way to gain experience, discover new talents and make lasting friendships. In addition, the auxiliary raises funds for unbudgeted hospital items and scholarships for students in nursing and health-related fields.

Men, women and students (ages 17-18) who want to donate their time and talents can become a member. Your hours can be scheduled to meet your needs. We ask that you give a minimum of 24 hours of volunteering per year.

Auxiliary scholarships

The Owatonna Hospital Auxiliary and Donald Sanford Fund are sponsoring a number of scholarships in the amount of $1,000 for individuals planning on or who are currently attending programs in nursing and health related careers. Recipients of these scholarships will be selected on the basis of need and merit.

Scholarship application

Volunteer discounts

As an auxiliary volunteer you receive a discount in the gift shop on the day of volunteering, a discount at Mayo Clinic Health System Owatonna Optical Department when you show your Owatonna Hospital Auxiliary ID badge, a discount for over-the-counter medicines and on-the-shelf products at the Allina Health Owatonna Pharmacy when you show your Auxiliary ID badge and a membership opportunity at the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute - Owatonna gym.

Volunteer opportunities are available in various hospital departments:

Volunteer orientation is held the second Tuesday of every month from 12:30 - 4 p.m. at the Owatonna Hospital.

2013 Volunteer Orientation Schedule

  • Tuesday, Feb. 12
  • Tuesday, March 12
  • Tuesday, April 9
  • Tuesday, May 14
  • Tuesday, June 11
  • Tuesday, July 9
  • Tuesday, Aug. 13
  • Tuesday, Sept. 10
  • Tuesday, Oct. 8
  • Tuesday, Nov. 12
  • Tuesday, Dec. 10

Online Volunteer Application Form

2013 Auxiliary scholarship application form

Homestead Hospice Volunteers

Learn more about becoming a hospice volunteer

We rely on volunteers to help make hospice patients in the community and at the Owatonna Homestead Hospice House as comfortable as possible. We are looking for volunteers 18 years of age and older to give a few hours a week. There are numerous ways that a volunteer can help, such as providing respite care, being a companion or running errands for the family. Being a hospice volunteer enables you to help others at a special time in their life and experience a great deal of satisfaction.

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Volunteering at Owatonna Hospital

Volunteering is an excellent way to gain experience, discover new talents and make lasting friendships. In addition, the auxiliary raises funds for unbudgeted hospital items and scholarships for students in nursing and health-related fields.

Click on one of the images below to view the photo gallery.

Still photo tour