Category Archives: Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers Needed: Emergency Preparedness Exercise!

Volunteers Needed: Emergency Preparedness Exercise!

 What: We create a scenario (e.g., a building collapses, injuring hundreds!) and have volunteer ‘patients’ and ‘family members’ run through the process of how we (ER, surgery, admissions, etc.) would respond to a large scale emergency in our community.

 Who: We need volunteers of varying ages to serve as patients (younger volunteers, siblings, friends or neighbors), and a few older teen/adult volunteers to act as family members of the ‘patients.’  

You do NOT need to be a Children’s volunteer to participate, but we do need your info to get you officially signed up!

 Day: Wednesday, 7/31

Time: TBD (somewhere between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm) 

 Interested? Contact Ingrid Arnold [email protected] or call: (612) 813-6170

Data Entry Volunteer Opportunities

Are you competent in Microsoft Excel and in need of extra volunteer hours?
Are you looking to build your resume?

If you answered yes to the questions above… we may have an opportunity for you!

Certain MD’s at Children’s are looking for data entry help with research projects.

For more information, contact Volunteer Services Minneapolis: (612) 813-6200 St. Paul: (651) 220-6141

Fall Volunteer Applications Open July 16th!

Can you believe we’re talking about fall already?!

Those interested in becoming volunteers this fall may apply through our website beginning July 16th. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis…the sooner you apply, the sooner your application will be considered!

To learn more about the qualifications for our summer volunteer program, and to apply, please visit our website:

Web Developer Volunteer Opportunity

Know someone who’s a real computer wiz?

Children’s has a volunteer opportunity which may be a great fit! We are seeking a volunteer who would like to assist our IT department with general upkeep and non-urgent updates to the Children’s Hospital website!

Learning opportunities in this volunteer role include exposure to the Oracle Content Management System, ASP, Word Press, Joomla, PHP,  and an SQL Server. The volunteer should have experience with HTML.  Exposure to Content Management Systems, ASP, Word Press, Joomla, PHP are helpful.

This volunteer opportunity will be based out of the Children’s-Roseville (Centre Pointe) location.

Interested in applying? Contact Kristi for more information by calling 651-220-6168, or e-mailing [email protected]

Seeking Young Leaders for HandsOn Youth Advisory Board!

Interested in building your leadership skills? HandsOn Twin Cities is seeking young leaders who are involved with service and volunteerism to become a part of their Youth Advisory Board. If you are a 14-to-18-year-old who is interested in developing your leadership skills, engaging with youth around community issues, and participating in meetings and events, this may be a great opportunity for you!

Abby Gaul, Youth Engagement Coordinator at HandsOn Twin Cities, writes:

“The HandsOn Twin Cities Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is a group of high school students committed to service and volunteerism. The YAB has been in existence for 2 years, and we are currently accepting applications for a third year! The YAB is a great opportunity for students to learn leadership skills, build their resume, learn about important community issues, get connected with the nonprofit world, meet other local youth, and have fun!

Specific things they do/work on are:

* plan/manage service projects for other youth

* review and revise HandsOn Twin Cities youth programs

* meet with local nonprofits to help them better engage youth volunteers

* participate in fun service projects and activities as a group

* participate in (and help with the organization of) events like the Volunteer Expo at the Mall of America

* hang out with other youth!

This summer, we’re hoping to get YAB members involved in working with younger youth to learn about community issues and build service projects together, which I think will be really fun and interesting!”

Applications for the Youth Advisory Board are due April 2nd, 2012. More information is available on the HandsOn Twin Cities website at, or feel free to be in touch with Abby at [email protected]!

Summer Program Volunteer Applications Now Open!

Know a student age 14 or older who would make a great Children’s Hospital volunteer this summer?

Those interested in becoming volunteers may apply through our website before April 1st, 2012. Open to students only, the summer volunteer program is a great opportunity for those interested in gaining experience and sharing time with children in a hospital setting!

To learn more about the qualifications for our summer volunteer program, and to apply, please visit our website:

WinterFest Fun Week at Children’s-St. Paul!

Beginning next Thursday, January 26th, Children’s-St. Paul will be celebrating “WinterFest Fun Week” with treats, activities and fun–open to all volunteers, staff and visitors!

Timed to coincide with the St. Paul Winter Carnival, there will be a new theme each weekday, from Thursday, January 26th through Friday, February 2nd.

Opportunities to volunteer with WinterFest Fun Week events are still available! Give Kristi or Lisa a call at 651-220-6141 to sign up to help out!

The WinterFest Fun Week activities are being coordinated by the Children’s Hospital staff/volunteer community outreach committee, Hands Joining Hands (HJH). This group organizes opportunities for engagement and volunteerism within the hospital and community. There is an active Hands Joining Hands group on each hospital campus, and volunteers are always invited to become involved! Just speak with any Children’s Volunteer Coordinator for more information!

Diabetes Support Group Carnival: VOLUNTEERS WANTED!

Seeking an outlet for your “inner carny?”  We’d love your help at the 2011 Diabetes Support Group Carnival this coming Tuesday, October 11th at Children’s-St. Paul!  The night’s schedule will be:

4-6 pm:  Set-Up

6-8:30 pm:  Carnival Games

We’d love your assistance for either portion…or both!  Please contact Kristi (651-220-1504 or [email protected]) if interested!   Thanks a million!

2010 carnival volunteers strike a pose!

New Emergency Department Positions A Success!

UROC Anne Hennessey & volunteer Anfisa Schams.

This summer, Volunteer Services collaborated with the Children’s-St. Paul Emergency Department to pilot a new volunteer position!  Emergency Department volunteers assist in administering TruthPoint (patient/family feedback) surveys, providing sibling support, and supporting the ED staff.   According to Anna Wells, Unit Operations & Registration Coordinator (UROC)  in the Emergency Department,  “It has been extremely helpful to have volunteers around to aide the UROCs and nurses with keeping patients occupied by bringing them toys and helping pass out TruthPoint surveys to keep patient/family satisfaction as high as possible.”

UROC Anna Wells, volunteer Jenna Maslowski, & UROC Katherine Funke.

Thank you, Anna, for your great feedback…and THANK YOU, ED volunteers, for all of your great work! 
**If you are interested in volunteering in the Emergency Department in the future, please contact St. Paul Volunteer Services at (651) 220-6141!