Coronavirus update

Thank you for entrusting us with your health care. We understand the concern and uncertainty you may be feeling about coronavirus (also known as COVID-19). With your care and safety in mind, we are changing how we provide some services.

Your health and safety are our top priorities, today and every day. We are here to provide you with the care and support you need. We encourage you to stay informed about how to stay healthy and to learn what steps to take if you think you have COVID-19. For the most up-to-date information on Allina Health's coronavirus response, and the information you need to stay healthy, learn more here.

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Volunteer at Buffalo Hospital


To protect the health and safety of our patients and staff, we have suspended all in-person volunteer programs and services until further notice. 

Learn more about coronavirus (COVID-19).

Do you like to be with people, give back to the community or be challenged? Do you want to foster a sense of belonging, fulfill a need or develop new skills? Whatever the reason, opportunities abound for all volunteers at Buffalo Hospital.

Buffalo Hospital needs individuals to work with staff and enhance the experience patients and their families have during a hospital stay. Volunteers should enjoy working with people, be concerned for others, understand the stress of illness and injury on patients and family members, or have a special talent or skill to share. Adults and teenagers are invited to volunteer at Buffalo Hospital and should be available at least four hours a month.

Volunteer opportunities

You can choose an activity that will allow you to determine the amount of patient contact, physical activity and time you give. The following are examples of the opportunities available for our volunteers.

  •  Administrative
  •  Certified therapy dog program
  •  Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute®
  •  Emergency department
  •  Gift shop
  •  Medical/surgical unit
  •  Orthopedic rehabilitation
  •  Same day surgery
  •  Virginia Piper Cancer Institute® 

Volunteers receive

  • a free meal pass for the day you volunteer
  • discount tickets for community activities
  • recognition through appreciation events
  • most of all, self-satisfaction

Get involved

Buffalo Hospital offers you many opportunities to get involved and make a difference in your life, the lives of others and the community. To get started, contact Volunteer services by at 763-684-7812or send an email.