Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

Group Volunteering

Thank you for your interest in visiting our patients/residents/tenants. Connection with the community brings, joy, fun and new experiences for the people we serve.

All visits are arranged and approved by Volunteer Services and the department you will be visiting. Accepted activities include and are not limited to:

  • Arts or Crafts
  • Bingo
  • Dance
  • Game or Activity Fair
  • Magic
  • Music or other performances
  • Puppetry
  • Reading Poetry or Books
  • Sewing / Quilting
  • Special Events such as petting zoo
  • Theater / Drama

Room to room visits require supervision by staff.

To Volunteer as a Group:

  1. Carefully review our Visiting Group Guidelines.
  2. Complete our Group Volunteer Application.

If you'd like more information, please email the Volunteer Office or call the location where you would like to volunteer: