Volunteering at Methodist Hospital

Offering a helping hand, sharing a joke or exchanging a smile are all everyday activities for a volunteer at Methodist Hospital.

There are many different ways to help out at Methodist Hospital. From working at the Gift Shoppe to helping patients relax with hand massages, you can help make someone’s day a little brighter. You’ll even develop new skills along the way.

We're certified as a Service Enterprise by Points of Light, the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteerism.

To learn more about the impact donors and volunteers made in 2022, check out our 2022 Impact Report.

Why do I volunteer? I guess I like seeing the direct impact I have on my community and being a part of something bigger than myself.

Joining our team of volunteers is simple. To volunteer, you must meet our volunteer requirements:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Be able to commit to a minimum of 100 hours a year

Our team will read over your application and contact you in 2-3 weeks. We’ll let you know what the next steps are when we talk to you. This might be a phone or in-person interview, reference check, health screening or background check.

Once you’re approved to volunteer, we’ll make sure you get the training needed to feel comfortable with your role.

Unfortunately, we aren’t able to promise a volunteer role to every person who applies.
If you have questions about the application process, please contact 952-993-5086 or email Volunteer Services.

I became hooked on volunteering when I first walked into the friendly Volunteer Services office. My life has been enriched because of this opportunity.

Benefits of volunteering

Our volunteers enjoy a number of perks for helping us out. Some of the benefits you’ll enjoy as a volunteer include:

  • Free parking at Methodist Hospital while volunteering
  • Free Health Assessment and Flu Shots Offered
  • Recognition events
  • Discounts to the Optical Store, Gift Shoppe and more

Volunteer opportunities

We have many different volunteer activities. You’ll be able to find a role that interests you and fits your skills. Opportunities include:

  • Administrative support
  • Aide to families and visitors
  • Aide to nursing staff
  • Gift Shoppe staff
  • Flower delivery person
  • Information desk attendant
  • Patient care
  • Patient contact
  • Special projects and events

We have youth volunteer programs for volunteers between 16 and 18 years old. Our younger volunteers can make a difference in roles like:

  • Gift Shoppe staff
  • Information desk attendant
  • Flower delivery person
  • Nursing staff aide

For Current Volunteers

Reporting hours or picking up another shift? Log in now to Volunteer Information Center

"Caring and compassion are two of the critical values one can share with fellow humans. Over the years, when times have been difficult in my life, many wonderful people have been there for me and my family. Now that I have retired, I decided it is time to give back to the community. Park Nicollet does many caring things to help heal many families and I appreciate its work and its values. This is one of the main reasons I am volunteering."