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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
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.

Requirements:
Aged 16 and up.
Do you want to volunteer and get some exercise at the same time? Are you a real people person? If so, you would make a great volunteer in Admissions. Admissions escorts at Sanford provide a warm welcome to patients and escort patients to test areas or patient rooms.

Requirements:
Aged 16 and up.
Premature infants, known as preemies, come into the world earlier than full-term infants and often begin their lives in Sanford's neonatal intensive care unit. Volunteers provide physical and mental stimulation to the hospitalized infant by rocking, cuddling, singing and supporting the infants.

Requirements:
Aged 19 and up.
Volunteers in the Birth Place greet visitors as they arrive. Answering phones, call lights and delivering flowers to patients are assigned duties to the volunteers. Volunteers will also walk new moms to the NICU and help with discharge of patients.

Requirements:
Aged 16 and up.
Dakota Café is a bustling place where patients, families and staff catch up and get a bite to eat. Volunteers enhance the atmosphere by warmly greeting guests, carrying trays and keeping tables clean.

Requirements:
Aged 16 and up.
Do you want to be a kid again and love to play? The Sanford USD Medical Center Wellness Center has opportunities for individual who enjoy being with children ages 0-8 and help provide child care services while parents exercise at the Wellness Center located at 49th St. & Oxbow Ave. Volunteers play with children and interact with recreational activities for children.

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.

Requirements:
Aged 16 and up.
Dialysis volunteers provide comfort and support for patients by reading, playing games or listening. Volunteers assist staff with transporting patients, restocking supplies and filing. If you want to make a difference, this is a great area for you.

Requirements:
Aged 16 and up.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Requirements:
Aged 19 and up.,Must have a passion for bettering the emotional and developmental needs of children in the hospital.
This is a great volunteer opportunity for those individuals interested in a career in pharmacy! Volunteer assist the pharmacy staff in stocking, sorting and filing.

Requirements:
Aged 16 and up.
Volunteer pianist at the Sanford Medical Center perform beautiful music on the grand piano in the main lobby.

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.
This role supports the work of the Operating Room department by performing various tasks related to the material/physical support of the unit. These include, but are not limited to, routine housekeeping, supply management, and patient transport. Examples: OR room turnovers, cleaning and disinfecting equipment, stocking supplies, clerical duties, changing O2 Tanks, running specimens to lab or running supplies/ equipment to different locations, helping lift patients or escort families to locations.

Requirements:
Aged 16 and up.
To provide patient support to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. This may include sitting with the patient, holding their hand, talking with the patient on the phone, sharing personal stories about one’s own experience and assisting in comfort measures that are meaningful to the patient. The volunteer would not be responsible for any direct patient care requiring medical knowledge or provide medical information.

Requirements:
Aged 19 and up.,must be referred by Edith Sanford Breast Health
Do you want to make a difference and get some exercise at the same time? Volunteer escorts in the VanDemark Building welcome patients to Sanford and help alleviate the anxiety that sometimes accompanies waiting and take patients to their destination.

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.

Requirements:
Aged 16 and up.
The Sanford campus is very large. 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.

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.

Requirements:
Aged 16 and up.