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Children’s Minnesota patient volunteers at St. Paul hospital

Seventeen-year-old patient Yesica Mercado volunteers at Children’s Minnesota to bring cheer kids who are admitted.

Volunteer opportunities

Rehab (OT/PT/Speech) volunteers

Pets Assisting with Healing

Want to brighten the days of Children’s Minnesota patients along with your animal? Become a Pets Assisting With Healing (PAWH) volunteer. Handler and animal teams (dogs, guinea pigs and rabbits) in the PAWH program visit patients and families throughout the hospital. The most common areas that receive animal visits are inpatient units, surgery areas and select outpatient clinics. Animal visits are social in nature and offer patients and families the benefits of human to animal interactions.

Expectations of Family Advisory Council Members

As a member of the Family Advisory Council (FAC), we expect you to know this information and follow these ground rules.

Excellence in Patient- and Family-centered Care Award

Created by the Family Advisory Council, the Excellence in Patient and Family-Centered Care Award gives families an opportunity to recognize and honor care providers who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to family-centered care.

Youth Advisory Council Member Profiles

Here are profiles of the kids currently on the Youth Advisory Council (YAC).

Youth Advisory Council

Our Motto: We ARE the children here.  Who knows Children's better than patients? As members of Youth Advisory Council (YAC), we draw on our experiences to help Children's be the best place possible for kids.

Family Advisory Council

The Family Advisory Council is a diverse group of families whose children have received care (inpatient or outpatient) at one of Children’s facilities. They work collaboratively with staff to promote and enhance patient- and family-centered care and to improve the family and patient experiences. Learn more about our expectations of members of the Family Advisory Council.