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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
This volunteer serves as a host/hostess for the weekly lactation support group. Volunteers help by welcoming and registering participants. May also be asked to help assist with younger siblings at times. This is the PERFECT job for anyone who loves babies!

The group is held Wednesdays from 1 - 3 p.m.

Requirements:
Aged 18 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.

Requirements:
Aged 18 and up.
Assist families inquiring to the condition of their loved ones; offer hospitality and information to families; instill a sense of calm and make families feel welcome; run errands within the unit.

Evenings and weekends a current need.

Requirements:
Aged 18 and up.
Supervise children in the child care we operate for our employee's children.

Shifts vary - weekdays 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. ONLY.

Requirements:
Aged 17 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.

>Mon-Fri varied shifts from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sat-Sun afternoon.

Requirements:
Aged 18 and up.
Assist families inquiring to the condition of their loved ones; offer hospitality and information to families; instill a sense of calm and make families feel welcome; run errands within the unit.

Evenings and weekends a current need.

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.
Volunteer will assist staff by spending time with patients in this unit on the weekends. You may play card or board games with the patient, watch videos or TV, or just visit in this speciality area. Our volunteers show support to patients by utilizing active communication techniques.

NOTE: due to the patient population, only females will be accepted as volunteers in this area. Volunteers are not allowed if they have/are dealing with a personal eating disorder of their own.

Varied shifts.

Requirements:
Aged 18 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.
This volunteer serves as a host/hostess for the beginning breastfeeding classes offered before baby is born. Volunteers help by welcoming and registering participants The classes are held at both Sanford Southpointe and Moorhead clinics.

The classes are typically held Monday-Thursday but not ever week - so some flexibility with the schedule. Class runs from 5:45 - 7 pm.

Requirements:
Aged 18 and up.

Deliver bouquets to patient rooms.

Times:
Mon-Sat shifts - 12:30 - 4 pm
Requirements:
Aged 17 and up.
Assist patrons with navigating the food court, help to find seating and help clearing tables.

Requirements:
Aged 17 and up.
Assist with mailings and preparation for events that raise funds for Sanford Health. Opportunities vary depending on event.

Requirements:
Aged 18 and up.
Visit patients currently in our hospital to ensure they have had a chance to complete his/her Story Card questions. As you are visiting with the patient be sure to scan their room to check the bedside is tidy and items they may need are within reach. While straightening the room be sure to notice any areas of concern and let nursing staff know. By interacting with the patients in a kind and respectful manner they will feel more at ease while in our facility.

Daily shifts - 9:30 - 11:30 am; 4-6 p.m.

Requirements:
Aged 18 and up.
Our Gift shops are filled to the brim with beautiful product and eager customers! You can check out our gift shops at www.sanfordhealth.org. We have four positions available:

1. CASHIER - assist customers with purchase

2. MERCHANDISE - mark and display products

3. DISPLAY - make our products more wonderful

4. SHOPPER'S ASSISTANT - assist customers in finding items

* Downtown shop - varied shifts Mon-Fri from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sat from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sun from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

* SU shop - varied shifts Mon-Fri from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sat from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

* Southpointe shop - Mon-Fri either 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. or 1 - 5 p.m.

Requirements:
Aged 17 and up.

Greet customers as they enter the lobby, direct them to their destination, assist them with finding needed supplies and offering general hospitality. This is the perfect position for those who enjoy a variety of tasks as well as helping others! 

Shifts are Mon. - Fri. from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 - 5 p.m.

Requirements:
Aged 18 and up.
Greet visitors and patients in lobby; accompany people to their destination and answer queries. This is the perfect position for those who want to walk and talk!

* Downtown - varied shifts Mon-Fri from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sat-Sun from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

* SU - varied shifts Mon-Fri from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

* Southpointe Clinic - varied shifts Mon-Fri from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Requirements:
Aged 17 and up.
Work with our patients in the behavioral health and eating disorder areas utilizing art to address psychosocial symptoms such as boredom, anxiety and loneliness. Available to MSUM art students only - supervised by MSUM faculty.

Shifts as arranged by MSUM faculty.

Requirements:
Aged 18 and up.
This is a volunteer position that can be accomplished at home. Booties can be made for our Family Birth Center and NICU. Bootie knitters follow our pattern and the yarn is supplied by us. Knitters may also use their own yarn and knit prayer shawls. There is no set pattern for the shawls but we ask they be the size of a large scarf. We are pleased to offer our patients this keepsakes!

Requirements:
Aged 17 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.

Pet Therapy dogs and their people. These 4-legged volunteers and their people visit our Children's Hospital, Eating Disorder and Rehab Units. Bring a smile to a patient by the wagging of a tail! Pets must be graduates of Obedience School and the specialized pet therapy training program through either FM Dog Obedience School or Pet Partners.


* Shifts as arranged by FM Dog Obedience School/Pet Partners and the Volunteer Services department in conjunction with the units the team will be visiting.

Requirements:
Aged 18 and up.
Assist patients in therapy sessions in the gym area and assist therapist with tasks as needed. Perfect for any student considering Physical Therapy or Sports Medicine.

Requirements:
Aged 18 and up.
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

Requirements:
Aged 18 and up.

Assist therapist with equipment needs; stocking, cleaning and organizing Physical Therapy gym and patient rooms after patient care; clerical duties as assigned by therapist.  Perfect for any student considering Physical Therapy or Sports Medicine.

Shifts are varied - Mon through Fri

Requirements:
Aged 18 and up.
Play our lovely baby grand piano for customers and staff entering our hospital.

Requirements:
Aged 18 and up.
Accompany our Behavioral Health and Rehab patients on weekly outings to movies or shopping.

Requirements:
Aged 18 and up.
Visiting with patients, reading, playing card games, etc. Assisting staff with re-stocking supplies, answering phone, helping with mealtime and other duties as needed. Must be post high school.

Requirements:
Aged 18 and up.
There are four positions within this center. Must be post high school.

1. FOOD HOST - offer light snacks to patients in our Infusion Center; offer to visit as appropriate. Mon-Fri 9-11 am & 1:30 - 3:30 pm

2. PHARMACY - this position puts on miles running various errands. Mon-Fri 8 am -12 pm

3. LOOK GOOD...FEEL BETTER - volunteer helps set up the room for the class; helps the women in the class with their makeup and hair. Class is taught by a licensed cosmetologist and is held once per month from approximately 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. The volunteer must be a female, preferably a cancer survivor.

4. WIG ROOM VOLUNTEER - assist cancer patients in selecting a free wig/ hairpiece; fitting and care of the hairpiece as well as monitoring inventory. The wigs/hairpieces are supplied by the American Cancer Society.

Requirements:
Aged 18 and up.
Visit hospitalized patients as assigned by your partner Sanford chaplain to help address spiritual needs of our families and patients. Specialized training and completion of "Befrienders" training (both provided) is mandatory.

Requirements:
Aged 18 and up.
Interact with patients and families. Offer and serve beverages and re-stock supplies in area. Must be post high school.

Shifts vary Mon-Fri between 8 am and 3 pm.

Requirements:
Aged 18 and up.