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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

Students studying pre-physical therapy, occupational therapy and/or speech-language pathology can volunteer at Children's to help supplement their education. These volunteer roles assist rehabilitation therapists by maintaining treatment areas, therapy materials, and varying other tasks.

Pets Assisting with Healing

Want to brighten the days of Children's Minnesota patients, along with your pet? Become a PAWH (Pets Assisting With Healing) volunteer. Pets in the PAWH program help patients with development and rehabilitation and brighten their stay in the hospital.

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.

Patient & Family volunteer opportunities

At Children’s Minnesota, everything we do is for the kids. We're always looking for input from our patients and their families. Children's Minnesota offers pathways for patient and family involvement through the Families as Partners program. Whether your child is currently, or has previously been, a patient at one of Children's clinics or hospitals, there are many ways you can help make the Children's care experience better for other patients and families, like yours.