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.

Health Care Serve & Learn Experience SALE program

A United Hospital collegevolunteer helps patient.

In addition to our regular college volunteer program, we offer the Health Care Serve & Learn Experience (SALE) program. SALE participants gain valuable experience by committing to volunteer at least six hours per week for an entire semester in one of our volunteer areas (72 service hours).  In return, you receive a one-to-one discussion with a professional such as:

  • physician
  • nurse
  • medical imaging technician
  • physical therapist, complete new volunteer shadow shift
  • occupational therapist
  • lab technician

Space is limited, so apply early.

Earn college credit

It may be possible for SALE volunteers to earn college credit for this experience. It is each student's responsibility to coordinate all details with his/her college for college credit.

Volunteer opportunities

Provide volunteer assistance for two (or more) 3-hour shifts per week in any available service opportunities:

Guest services

  • Gift shop
  • Lobby
  • Patient Escort 
  • Surgical Guest Lounge

Patient services  

  • Courage Kenny PT/OT Department
  • Emergency Department
  • Medical Clinics
  • Patient Experience Cart  
  • Spiritual care

Support services

  • Courage Kenny Joint Replacement Department
  • Special projects