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.


Weekly college program

college student volunteers

United Hospital is the ideal place to provide you with volunteer experience, while giving you insight into the health care setting.

We offer flexible scheduling to accommodate semester and class schedule changes. In addition, volunteering at United Hospital may help you in your degree program.

In addition to our weekly college program, we offer Health Care Serve & Learn Experience (SALE). Through this program, college students gain valuable experience while participating in the rewarding opportunity to meet with a health care professional.

To make the most of your volunteer experience, United Hospital requires a minimum of 60 volunteer service hours in a six month period.

Benefits of volunteering

You'll meet all sorts of people and you'll be making a difference in people's lives. In addition, you receive:

  • flexible scheduling
  • complimentary parking, a one-way bus pass or one-way Metro Mobility pass
  • $7 meal credit per day
  • annual flu vaccine

Volunteer opportunities

Provide volunteer assistance for one (or more) 3-hour shift per week at any of the 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

  • Clerical/office help
  • Courage Kenny Joint Replacement Department
  • Special projects