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.


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).

Owatonna Hospital is fortunate to have a growing volunteer program that is always welcoming of new volunteers to help patients and their families. Volunteering is an excellent way to gain experience, discover new talents and make lasting friendships.

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer benefits

As an Auxiliary volunteer you receive a

  • Discount in the gift shop on the day of volunteering
  • Discount at Mayo Clinic Health System Owatonna Optical Department when you show your Owatonna Hospital Auxiliary ID badge
  • Discount for over-the-counter medicines and on-the-shelf products at the Allina Health Owatonna Pharmacy when you show your Auxiliary ID badge
  • Membership opportunity at the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute - Owatonna gym

Become a volunteer

  1. Click and complete the volunteer inquiry form. After you complete the form, the Volunteer Services Supervisor will contact you to begin the onboarding process.
  2. The onboarding process includes: criminal background check, health history screening, Owatonna Hospital New Volunteer Orientation and on-the-job training. Once the application has been received and background study approved, the volunteer coordinator will contact you to schedule a facility orientation.

Volunteer spotlight


Sara Hillesland - Auxiliary volunteer

"Volunteering is needed, and you just need to give back. What else can you do that's more important than that? We've been a great asset to the hospital; plus, it's just a place I love to come to…it's so cheerful and enjoyable. We are blessed in so many ways."  

Contact us

Call 507-977-2778

Volunteer inquiry form 

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