Volunteer at District One Hospital

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Volunteer at District One 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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Volunteering at District One Hospital opens a whole new world of community involvement and opportunity. Volunteering is for anyone who would like to help others in a meaningful way.

How to become a volunteer

  1. Submit an online application.   
  2. You will receive a link on how to complete the required steps to volunteer after you submit an online application:
    • Complete independent online orientation session within two weeks of submitting online application.
    • Complete health clearance form and screening.
    • Background study submitted by volunteer services on all applicants over 18 years of age.
  3. Once you completed steps 1 and 2, a staff member from the volunteer office will contact you with information on how to schedule your onsite onboarding shift.

Ways to serve

Volunteer opportunities

  • Virginia Piper Cancer Institute: Serve as a goodwill ambassador in the cancer center.
  • Information Desk:Provide patients and visitors with a greeting and assistance in finding their destination.
  • Angel's Attic gift shop: Greet and assist customers in making purchases.
  • Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute: Providing a clean, sanitary and well-stocked environment.
  • Diagnostic Imaging Reception Desk: Greet and assist patients.
  • Allina Health Faribault Clinic, Information Desk: Provide patients and visitors with a greeting and assistance in finding their destination in a warm, friendly and welcoming manner.

Volunteer benefits

As a volunteer, you receive a 10 percent discount in the Angel's Attic gift shop. Plus, all volunteers receive a complimentary flu shot; invitations to various hospital events, including the annual volunteer appreciation event for volunteering 24 hours-a-year; and a sense of contribution and accomplishment.

Current volunteers

Online access to VicNet allows you to:

  • View your schedule
  • Sign up for additional shifts
  • Remove scheduled shifts
  • View messages, news and updates
  • Update personal information
  • Check your volunteer hours