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National Volunteer Appreciation Week 2024 at Children’s Minnesota

In honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, volunteer services staff visited the Children’s Minnesota archives in search of articles about volunteers or volunteering. Here's what they found. Enjoy the stories from our archives in celebration of our 100-year anniversary!

Shining a light on our volunteers for Volunteer Appreciation Week 2023

In 2023, April 16-22 is National Volunteer Appreciation Week! Please join us in thanking all of our outstanding volunteers for the time, energy and talent they bring to Children’s Minnesota.

Children’s Minnesota’s volunteer helpers featured on KSTP-TV

Children’s Minnesota’s volunteer helpers made headlines this week on KSTP-TV for donating their time to help support our clinical staff and patient families.

FAQs about volunteering

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.

Youth Advisory Council Member Profiles

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