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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

Would you like to get a feel for what it's like to work in a medical setting? If so, being a G.I. Aide would be great experience. Volunteers in this area assist in discharging patients, cleaning carts, replacing linens and help support staff.

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

The main purpose for this shift would be to escort patients from the GI Center to GI West. Other tasks may also include cleaning rooms, making beds, folding linen, stocking supplies and making food trays for patients.

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

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.

Volunteers help enhance the patient and family experience on the Medical/Oncology unit. Volunteers may greet patients and family, answer phones, answer call lights, deliver flower to patient rooms, accompanying patients walking, passing waters, and assist in discharge.

Times:
Weekdays:
Requirements:
Aged 16 and up.

The Sioux Empire Medical Museum is the only medical museum in the region and is open to the public. The museum is located on the Medical Center Campus and volunteers answer questions and provide information to visitors. If you like history you will be a perfect fit for the volunteer opportunity.

Times:
Weekdays: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
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.

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.

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.

When children are hospitilized at Sanford Children's we have a school teacher who helps them keep up on their studies. Volunteers are utilized to assist school age patients with educational activities. Volunteers will interact with school age patients (5-18 years) at bedside or in a classroom at Sanford Children’s Hospital. Subject specific tutors are also needed to be "on-call' for Spanish, Physics and higher level math.

Times:
Weekdays: Varies
Requirements:
Aged 19 and up.
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