Volunteer at Buffalo Hospital

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For more information call 763-684-7812 or email us.

Volunteer at Buffalo Hospital

To protect the health and safety of our patients and staff, we have suspended most in-person volunteer programs and services. As of July 2020, we began a phased approach to resuming in-person volunteering at several locations/programs in a limited capacity with existing volunteers. Any new volunteer opportunities will be on a limited basis and can be found in more detail on the individual volunteer program pages.

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Volunteer at Buffalo Hospital

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 763-684-7812 or send an email.