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 patients in the therapeutic pool area. These are out-patients who benefit from the warm water exercises. Perfect for any student considering Physical Therapy or Sports Medicine.

Shifts are Mon through Fri - 3 - 5:30 pm

Times:
Weekdays: Varies
Requirements:
Aged 18 and up.

Supervise children in the child care we operate for our employee's children.

Shifts vary - weekdays ONLY.

Requirements:
Aged 17 and up.

Facilitate workshops for people with diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure or other on-going health conditions. After completion of 4-day leader training (* typically held once a year), volunteer leaders facilitate workshops which meet for 2 1/2 hours per week for 6 consecutive weeks. Workshops include relaxation techniques, weekly goal setting, effective management of symptoms and difficult emotions, and other self-management strategies. No previous teaching experience is required; health care background not necessary. Workshops held in various locations. Must be post high school. Interested individuals can give us their contact information; you will be contacted when the next training session is scheduled.

Times:
: any Time
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. 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.

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.

The job will be prepping and finishing art pieces. Art experience is helpful but not necessary. The artist says this isn’t the most thrilling job in the world but she guarantees a nice work environment and genuine satisfaction in a job well done! This is the perfect job for that friend of yours who has said they want to get involved but not just sure how.

Times:
: Varies
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.

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.

Many groups -families, sewing circles, faith community groups- give us quilts/caps. We appreciate these generous gifts. They are distributed to: NICU, Children's Hospital, Coordinated Treatment Center, RMCC, EDU, Rehab and Red River Advocacy Center. We request the following:
* all quilts need to be at least 36" square, even those given to the NICU
* blankets need to be quilted or fleece, not knit or crocheted (these don't stand up in the laundry as well)
* Chemo caps - these caps protect the very fragile scalps of patients who have undergone treatment. Preferred are cloth caps from VERY soft fabric. Knit caps are acceptable when soft, baby yarn is used. Heavy, winter-type caps get too warm for the patients.
* all donations are handled by Volunteer Services for distribution due to privacy concerns for our patients
* only items from homes with no pets/no smoking accepted.

Requirements:
Aged 17 and up.
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