Maybe it’s being a welcoming face for visitors. Or perhaps it’s helping to make specialty coffee drinks and deliver flowers. It could even be bringing in your dog to brighten patients’ days.
There are many ways you can volunteer at Lakeview Hospital or HealthPartners Clinic Stillwater. If you’re compassionate, active and want to help improve the health and well-being of those around you, we'd love to talk to you about opportunities for you to get involved.
We’ll help you use your skills, meet new people and make a difference. To volunteer at Lakeview Hospital or HealthPartners Clinic Stillwater, you must:
- Be at least 16 years old
- Commit to volunteering for at least four hours per week
- Commit to volunteering for a certain period of time, usually at least six months
After you apply, a volunteer coordinator will contact you to discuss next steps. These might include interviews, a reference check, a brief health screening or a criminal background check.
Once you start volunteering, we’ll give you all the training and support you need, and we’ll be by your side to help you thrive in your new role.
Volunteers are a vital part of the Lakeview Health team. We couldn’t do what we do without you. Some of the benefits of volunteering with us include:
- Flexible scheduling
- Complete training
- A free meal (when your shift is three hours or longer)
- Pharmacy discount
- Access to our fitness room
- Easy, free parking
- Fun recognition activities
- Supportive staff
- A positive, upbeat work environment
You can volunteer your talents in many different ways at Lakeview Hospital or HealthPartners Clinic Stillwater. We provide complete preparation for every role, so even if you don’t have any experience, it’s easy to get started.
Available roles may change depending on current needs. Typical opportunities include:
- Gift shop, bistro or pharmacy help
- Patient hand massage
- Information desk and wayfinding
- Teddy Bear Clinic for kids
- Physical therapy assistance
- Surgery waiting area or emergency room support
- Playing music
- Office or clerical help
- Class preparation and greeting
- Pet therapy
- Grief support group facilitating
- Hospice patient support
- Special projects
Lakeview Hospital hospice provides care and support to individuals during their final stages of a terminal illness. Our primary goal is to help these patients, and their families and friends, live every day as fully and comfortably as possible.
Our volunteers are some of the most important people on the hospice team. Helping people handle the physical, emotional and spiritual stress of terminal illness can be a rewarding experience. Do you have compassion, emotional maturity, a positive outlook on life, and the desire to help others? Consider becoming a hospice volunteer.
If you enjoy working with people who are 65+, we’re always looking for volunteers to spend quality time with patients at risk of delirium.
Delirium is sudden confusion, and it’s more common among elderly patients staying in hospitals. Volunteers help keep patients engaged by having conversations, playing games, working on puzzles, reading together or helping with other activities. You’ll receive special delirium prevention training and start building unique friendships.
Most students volunteer at Lakeview Hospital during two sessions: a fall and winter session from October through April, or a summer session from June through August. Students who have more flexible availability may start at other times.
If you’d like to share constructive feedback about your or a family member’s stay at Lakeview Hospital, we invite you to volunteer on the Patient and Family Advisory Council.
In collaboration with Lakeview Hospital leaders and staff, the Patient and Family Advisory Council provides patient and family perspectives to optimize the care, experience and well-being of our patients and families.
Council members are committed to improving Lakeview Hospital care for everyone. They enjoy working with people from different backgrounds, can share their perspectives respectfully and have a positive attitude about creating change.
To learn more, fill out our Patient and Family Advisory Council application. We appreciate your interest in helping make Lakeview Hospital a patient-centered hospital of choice.