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Volunteer Opportunities in the Bismarck Region

Sanford Health volunteer services extends an invitation to prospective volunteers to become a part of its health care team.

hospital volunteer is a person who donates their time, skills and supports the work of hospital staff. They are dedicated individuals whose work benefits patients, families, staff and the community. Sanford Health has a volunteer program for adults and juniors.

As a volunteer, you will be asked to wear a uniform, meet health requirements, attend orientation and on-the-job training.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Sanford Health. We appreciate your community spirit and look forward to welcoming you to our family of caregivers.

Current Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer Descriptions
Volunteer Application

We expect all our volunteers to:

  • Be prompt and dependable.
  • Accept supervision gracefully.
  • Maintain a high standard of conduct.
  • Be honest and cooperative.
  • Observe all medical center rules.

Adult Volunteers


  • Must be age 19 or older.
  • Must complete an application form.
  • Must have a personal interview.
  • Must attend orientation.
  • Must have medical clearance for a tuberculosis skin and Rubella test.
  • Must wear a regulation uniform.
  • Must work a minimum of two hours per week.

As an adult volunteer you may:

  • Provide clerical assistance in various departments.
  • Deliver flowers, mail, books and magazines to patients.
  • Read to patients and write letters for patients.
  • Assist in preparing patient supplies, packets and mailings.
  • Direct and escort patients and visitors, and offer assistance.
  • Assist staff on nursing floors and rehab departments.
  • Assist with special events (open houses, health fairs, screening clinics and seminars).

Junior Volunteers


  • Young men and women must be at least 16 years old.
  • A consent to volunteer form must be signed.
  • Two written character references.
  • Complete an application form.
  • A personal interview.
  • Medical consent for minors by parents/guardians.
  • Must attend orientation.

As a junior volunteer you may:

  • Provide clerical work in various departments.
  • Provide delivery service.
  • Transport patients by wheelchair.
  • Provide reading material to patietns via a bookcart.
  • Assist with special projects.
  • Assist staff on nursing floors and rehab departments.