Current volunteer opportunities for the Fargo region

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Sanford Health. Below is a list of current volunteer opportunities at Sanford Health in the Fargo region.

Volunteer Position
Facility
Location

Visit hospitalized patients as assigned by your partner Sanford chaplain to help address spiritual needs of our families and patients. Specialized training and completion of "Befrienders" training (both provided) is mandatory.

Times:
: Varies
Requirements:
Aged 18 and up.

Assist our pediatric patients to find age appropriate toys or games; play with child as needed; help staff with tasks as needed.

Mon-Fri varied shifts from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sat-Sun afternoon.

Requirements:
Aged 18 and up.

Volunteer will promote a positive image of the EC by providing specific services which will tend to make the waiting as easy as possible for visitors and patients; Assist Nurse Assistant and Unit Clerk with designated duties; Offer hospitality by maintaining cleanliness of lobby, family room/crisis room: maintain professionalism and maturity regardless of their role in highly sensitive situations.

Daily varied shifts from 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Requirements:
Aged 18 and up.

Assist staff by answering the intercom phone of family asking to come back to see a patient as well as answering general unit phone; volunteer will be seated at the Nurse's Station.

Shift is from 7 - 9 or 10 pm depending on availability.

Times:
Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat: Evenings
Requirements:
Aged 18 and up.

Volunteer will assist staff by spending time with patients in this unit on the weekends. You may play card or board games with the patient, watch videos or TV, or just visit in this speciality area. Our volunteers show support to patients by utilizing active communication techniques. NOTE: due to the patient population, only females will be accepted as volunteers in this area. Varied shifts.

Times:
Weekends: 9:00AM - 9:00PM
Requirements:
Aged 18 and up.

We have two positions in the NICU:

1. CUDDLER - cuddle/rock babies as directed by staff. Must be 21 years or older. Varied shifts Sun-Sat from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. * NO openings for cuddlers at this time

2. VOLUNTEER - assist by re-stocking supplies, running errands, folding laundry and showing families around. Varied shifts Sun-Sat from 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Requirements:
Aged 18 and up.

Visiting with patients, reading, playing card games, etc. Assisting staff with re-stocking supplies, answering phone, helping with mealtime and other duties as needed. Must be post high school.

Times:
Weekends: 12:30PM - 3:00PM, 5:30PM - 8:00PM, Weekdays: 5:30PM - 8:00PM
Requirements:
Aged 18 and up.

Pet Therapy dogs and their people. These 4-legged volunteers and their people visit our Children's Hospital and Rehab Unit. Bring a smile to a patient by the wagging of a tail! Pets must be graduates of Obedience School and the specialized pet therapy training program through FM Dog Obedience School.

* Shifts as arranged by FM Dog Obedience School

Requirements:
Aged 18 and up.

Deliver bouquets to patient rooms.

Times:
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 12:30PM - 4:00PM
Requirements:
Aged 17 and up.

Accompany our Behavioral Health and Rehab patients on weekly outings to movies or shopping.

Times:
Thurs: 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Requirements:
Aged 18 and up.
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