Student Volunteering

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CentraCare Welcomes Student Volunteers Ages 14 and Older

Why should I volunteer at CentraCare?

  • Explore interests in healthcare, retail and other areas
  • Make a difference in people’s lives
  • Develop new skills
  • Make new friends
  • Interact with professionals (healthcare and other sectors)
  • Practice patient and guest interaction
  • Accumulate tracked service hours
  • Earn letters of recommendation
  • Gain eligibility for scholarships
  • Have fun!

As an active volunteer, you will gain experience to be able to answer these questions:

  1. Do I enjoy contributing to the healthcare environment?
  2. Should I explore the next steps toward a healthcare profession?
  3. What skills and areas do I need to improve?

Successful student volunteers are:

  • Dependable - Student volunteers commit to a weekly 3-4 hour shift and a minimum service commitment. Patients and guests rely on volunteers to be dependable. A dependable volunteer attends scheduled shifts, plans ahead, stays in communication and makes up missed shifts. Students should have a plan for reliable transportation.
  • Curious - CentraCare volunteers serve in many areas and student volunteers can explore a variety of interests. Share your strong desire to learn with CentraCare.
  • Welcoming -CentraCare volunteers provide an important perspective and play a key role in providing positive patient and guest experiences, a component of this is sharing a warm and welcoming attitude with each guest, patient, employee and volunteer.

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Info For Parents & Guardians

Do I want to volunteer in the healthcare environment?

Volunteering in healthcare provides incomparable experience for students considering a healthcare profession and this experience will translate into other fields as well.

Students Practice These Skills While Volunteering

Contact our Volunteer Offices
• CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital: 320-255-5638 | email
• CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospice: 320-240-3276 | email
• CentraCare – Long Prairie: 320-351-1798 | email
• CentraCare – Melrose: 320-352-2221, ext. 21828 | email
• CentraCare – Monticello: 763-271-1372 | email
• CentraCare – Paynesville: 320-243-7750 | email
• CentraCare – Redwood Hospital & Hospice: 507-637-4500, ext. 47482 | email
• CentraCare – Sauk Centre: 320-351-1798 | email
• CentraCare – Willmar: 320-231-4286 | email
• CentraCare – Willmar Hospice: 320-231-4433 | email