Bismarck Volunteer Opportunities

Give Your Time as a Sanford Health Volunteer

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

A 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, and 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.

Volunteering Requirements

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Children’s Hospital Volunteer

Sanford Medical Center, Bismarck, ND 

Assist nursing staff with closed unit entry access. Deliver games, videos and books to patients if needed. Tidy play area. Sit with lonesome child if parent or guardian not available. 

Requirements: Aged 16 and up.

Coffee Corner Volunteer

Sanford Medical Center, Bismarck, ND

Do you like people? Greet customers in a friendly manner while assisting the Coffee Corner staff by writing down customer drink orders, ringing food and beverages into the cash register and collecting money. Wipe down customer area and check brewed coffee levels.

Requirements: Aged 16 and up. Cashiering.

Craft/Tray Favors

Sanford Medical Center, Bismarck, ND 

Create tray favors to put on hospital food trays and include with our Meals On Wheels program. Seasonal and holiday tray favors are created to brighten someone’s day. Light crafting skills needed. Ideas always welcome. Some fleece blankets created occasionally and small craft items.

Requirements: Aged 16 and up. Light crafting skills, scissors, gluing, assembling.

Crocheters

Sanford Medical Center, Bismarck, ND

This is a volunteer position that can be accomplished at home. Crochet baby caps for our Birth Center and NICU. All crocheters follow our pattern and yarn is supplied so all caps are uniform. The Sanford Auxiliary purchases the yarn, which has been approved to be the correct weight. Caps made by you are proudly worn home by the hundreds of babies born every year at Sanford. We are pleased to give these families this keepsake. Special caps are made for holidays throughout the year.

Requirements: Aged 17 and up. Ability to follow crochet pattern.

Flower Delivery

Sanford Medical Center, Bismarck, ND

Must be friendly and personable. Verify or locate patient room numbers through switchboard or admitting. Deliver flowers to patient room or nurses’ station and read florist card to patient if needed.

Requirements: Aged 16 and up.

Gift Shop Volunteer

Sanford Medical Center, Bismarck, ND

Gift Shop volunteers provide “retail therapy” by touching the lives of patients, families and staff who 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 Medical Center and Sanford Children’s Hospital.

Requirements: Aged 16 and up.

Infusion Room Volunteer

Sanford Medical Center, Bismarck, ND

Assist nursing staff with checking in patients. Deliver warm blankets and snacks to patients receiving chemotherapy or other infusion therapies. Must be compassionate.

Requirements: Aged 16 and up.

Knitters

Sanford Medical Center, Bismarck, ND

This is a volunteer position that can be accomplished at home. Knitters create baby caps for our Family Birth Center and NICU. All knitters follow our pattern and yarn is supplied so all booties are uniform. The Sanford Auxiliary purchases the yarn, which has been approved to be the correct weight. Caps made by Sanford knitters are proudly worn home by the hundreds of babies born every year at Sanford. We are pleased to give these families this keepsake. Special caps are made for holidays and special days throughout the year.

Requirements: Aged 16 and up.

Lobby Greeter Host/Hostess

Sanford Medical Center, Bismarck, ND

Volunteers are a friendly welcoming face to the many patients and visitors who enter Sanford Medical Center. They provide information to customers, direct and escort patients, families and visitors to the appropriate area Many customers need assistance in finding a physician’s office, patient room, outpatient testing area, cafeteria and many other areas. Flower delivery from the gift shop to patient rooms. Assistance for the patient registration and admitting areas when needed. We are looking for individuals who are outgoing, friendly and can be on their feet.

Requirements: Aged 16 and up. Ability to push wheelchairs as needed and ability to walk long distances.

Mail Volunteer

Sanford Medical Center, Bismarck, ND

Do you like to make people smile? If so, you would make a great mail volunteer. The mail volunteer assists with the delivery of patient mail and assists patients in the opening and reading of their mail if needed.

Requirements: Aged 16 and up.

Outpatient Surgery Center

Sanford Medical Center, Bismarck, ND

Volunteers assist nursing staff with checking in patients and families for their same day surgical procedures. Light paper work and telephone skills required.

Requirements: Aged 16 and up.

Pet Therapy

Sanford Medical Center, Bismarck, ND

Pet Therapy dogs and their people. These 4-legged volunteers and their people visit our Children's Hospital and other patient areas. Bring a smile to a patient by the wagging of a tail! Pets must be graduates of Canine Good Citizen program and have current vaccinations. After 10 hours of visitation at Sanford begin process of membership to Love on a Leash.ORG at www.loveonaleash.org.

Requirements: Aged 18 and up. Certificate of completion from Canine Good Citizen program and current vaccination records for your dog.

Piano

Sanford Medical Center, Bismarck, ND

Volunteer pianist at the Sanford Bismarck Medical Center perform beautiful music on the baby grand piano in the main lobby. 

Requirements: Aged 16 and up. Accomplished piano skills

Radiology Volunteer

Sanford Medical Center, Bismarck, ND

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 assisting patients. These individuals will work closely with the reception staff.

Requirements: Aged 16 and up.