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  • If you want to make an impact on your community or spend some time giving back to those who need help, consider volunteering at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, Minn. By volunteering at Mercy Hospital, you will get to make a difference in people's lives. Volunteers from age 16 to 99 serve patients, staff and visitors at Mercy Hospital.

    Why should I volunteer at Mercy Hospital?

    • To meet people and make new friends
    • To explore possible career opportunities in the health care field
    • To learn new skills
    • To be of service to others
    • Volunteers are provided with a free meal voucher
    • Volunteers get invited to appreciation events
    • Volunteers have access to Allina Health Employee discounts at local attractions
    • Volunteers over age 18 are able to use Mercy's Fitness Center

    "[Volunteering] keeps me active, keeps my brain working."
    -Delphine, Volunteer since 1995

    "We present a smile for Mercy."
    -Ev, Volunteer since 1990

    "I enjoy volunteering."
    -Char, Volunteer since 1983

    "You make great relationships and have great satisfaction when you leave."
    -Rosealie, Volunteer since 1989

    "I wanted to give back. Both my kids were born here and Mercy saved my wife's life."
    -Thomas, Volunteer since 2009

    What is required of volunteers?

    Volunteers are required to:

    • Commit to one shift every other week (approximately 8 hours a month) or as service area requires. The minimum commitment is 50 hours, or about 6 months.
    • Complete a health screening and criminal background check which are provided free of charge. The health screening includes MMR and Chicken Pox immunity status and a TB Screening.
    • Attend orientation and service specific training.

    What are the volunteer opportunities at Mercy Hospital?

    We have three service areas:

    • Patient Care
    • Guest Services
    • Support Services

    How do I get started?

    • Complete an Online Application
    • Students under the age of 16 are not eligible.
    • Or call 763-236-8011 for a paper form and schedule your orientation.
    • Attend orientation and complete the background check form and health screening. Make a placement appointment with the Volunteer Services department and attend area specific training after placement.