Current volunteer opportunities for the Sioux Falls region

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

Volunteer Position
Facility
Location

Sanford Orthopedics & Sports Medicine’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation assists individuals in the recovery from surgery, injuries and illnesses. We help patients develop mobility, strength, balance, activities of daily living, problem solving, swallowing, speech, memory and leisure. Volunteers in Inpatient Rehabilitation assist staff with patient therapies, cleaning and clerical support.

Times:
Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 8:00AM - 8:00PM
Requirements:
Aged 16 and up.

The Sanford USD Medical Center Campus covers a 6X4 block area. Many customers need assistance in finding a physicians office, patient room, outpatient testing area, cafeteria and many other areas. The Way Finding Volunteer opportunity was created to help our customers get to the area in which they are looking for. We are looking for individuals who are outgoing, friendly and can be on their feet for 4 hours and walk 2 to 6 miles during that 4 hour period.

Times:
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 8:00AM - 7:00PM
Requirements:
Aged 16 and up.

Waiting Room Host/Hostess are a liaison between the nursing unit and patient family/friends. Volunteers answer the phone, transfer calls or take message for family and friends of patients. Your responsibilities will include directing or escorting families or friends to different areas in the hospital or just visiting with the patients visitors while they wait.

Times:
Weekdays: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Requirements:
Aged 16 and up.

This is an excellent opportunity for volunteers interested in Pediatrics or Child Life. Volunteers will assist Pediatric Staff in playing and monitoring pediatric patients, washing toys, reading to patients, and rocking children. Volunteers will also provide supervision during free play time and occasional assistance with planned playroom activities. Volunteers may also assist in admissions and discharging patients.

Times:
Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 9:00AM - 8:00PM
Requirements:
Aged 19 and up. Must have a passion for bettering the emotional and developmental needs of children in the hospital.

Are you interested in a career in Radiology? This would be a great opportunity for you. Volunteers assist the radiology staff with transporting patients, cleaning exam rooms and assist staff with clerical duties. These individuals will work closely with charge tech to define duties.

Times:
Weekdays: 8:00AM - 8:00PM
Requirements:
Aged 16 and up.

Sanford has four outpatient therapy areas. Volunteers in these areas assist therapists in patient treatment. This may include, but is not limited to escorting patients, cleaning equipment, stocking items/equipment, and light clerical duties.

Times:
Weekdays: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
Requirements:
Aged 16 and up.

Gift Shop volunteers provide “retail therapy” by touching the lives of patients, families and staff that come into the gift shop. Volunteers will assist gift shop staff in maintaining outstanding customer service by generating sales, merchandising, ringing transactions, taking phone orders and delivering flowers or gifts to patients’ rooms. Gift Shop profits are used to support scholarships, patient care, programs and medical equipment here at Sanford USD Medical Center and Sanford Children’s Hospital.

Times:
Weekdays: 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Requirements:
Aged 16 and up.

Enhance the patient experience by providing a caring presence to patients during transport and assisting the therapist with treatment as directed. Also provide support to staff by providing housekeeping, clerical and restocking supplies as able.

Times:
Weekdays: 8:00AM - 12:00PM, 12:30PM - 4:30PM
Requirements:
Aged 16 and up.

Provide clerical support to Spiritual Care & Ethic by answering phones, greeting visitors and providing directions to offices or conference rooms.

Requirements:
Aged 16 and up.

Enhance the patient and family experience at the OB Clinic. Volunteers may greet patients and family, give direction to waiting area/restrooms, inform OB Clinic nurse that patient has arrived, and direct patient to elevator/parking at discharge etc. Duties could also include supervision of a child while mom has lab work, etc.

Requirements:
Aged 16 and up.
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