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

Assist our pediatric patients to find age appropriate toys or games; play with child as needed; help staff with tasks as needed. Excellent position for those pursing a Child Life Specialist degree.

* NO openings at this time.

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.

Daily shifts - 7 - 9 pm.

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. Volunteers are not allowed if they have/are dealing with a personal eating disorder of their own.

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.

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.

This is a volunteer position that can be accomplished at home. Knitters make booties for our Birth Center and NICU. All knitterss follow our pattern and yarn is supplied so all caps are uniform. Sanford Partners purchases the yarn, which has been approved to be the correct weight. Booties are made by you are proudly worn home by the hundres of babies born every year at Sanford. We are pleased to give these famlies this keepsake.

Requirements:
Aged 16 and up.

There are four positions within this center. Must be post high school.

1. FOOD HOST - offer light snacks to patients in our Infusion Center; offer to visit as appropriate. Mon-Fri from 9-11 am & 1:30 - 3:30 pm

2. LOBBY VISITOR - chat with patients and families in our lobby as they wait for appointments/ treatments. Mon-Fri shifts from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

3. PHARMACY - this volunteer position puts on miles running various errands. Mon-Fri from 8 am -12 pm -NO openings at this time

4. LOOK GOOD...FEEL BETTER - this volunteer helps set up the room for the class, as well as helping the women in the class with their makeup and hair. The class is taught by a licensed cosmetologist. The class is held once per month from approximately 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. The volunteer must be a female, preferably a cancer survivor.

Requirements:
Aged 18 and up.
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