We appreciate you.

Volunteering at HealthEast

Volunteers play an integral part in the success of HealthEast. Their dedication enhances the care we provide.

We are always looking for compassionate people who can fulfill the important role of a HealthEast volunteer. HealthEast volunteers come from all backgrounds and age groups (age 15 or older). We encourage you to share your gifts!

Online application forms

Find your fit

To find the best fit for you, Volunteer Services staff matches your interests, skills and availability with departments and positions. We offer a variety of stimulating and diverse opportunities so we're sure to find a match for you. We can help you share your gifts, and you may even discover some talents you didn't know you had!

Our volunteers assist in many ways. Some interact directly with patients and families; others do not. We have positions that involve a lot of walking and some where you remain in one place for your shift. We try to accommodate your interests and talents while keeping in mind the needs of our facility.

Reap the rewards

The benefits of volunteering go far beyond the duties of the job. It gives you the opportunity to meet new friends, learn new skills and feel the satisfaction of a job well done.

Interested in a new career? You can use hospital volunteering as a way to explore health care careers. Get a feel for the work environment before you change or prepare for a new career.

In addition to a sense of accomplishment, volunteers receive:

  • Free parking and a meal coupon for the day they volunteer
  • Flexible hours
  • Excellent training
  • Opportunity to explore new careers
  • Networking and camaraderie
  • Recognition at a yearly volunteer appreciation event

Have questions?

Here are some frequently asked questions about volunteering:

  • How much time do volunteers usually spend at the hospital each week?
    Volunteers usually donate one four-hour day or evening shift per week. However, they may also choose to volunteer more hours each week.
  • What type of commitment is expected?
    Volunteers are asked to plan on four hours per week for at least six months.
  • What do volunteers wear?
    Volunteers' attire depends on their location and position. However, the standard volunteer uniform is a volunteer polo, black or khaki pants, closed-toe shoes and socks, and your ID badge. The volunteer polo can be purchased from the Volunteer department.
  • What types of positions do volunteers hold?
    Volunteer opportunities range from customer service positions to assisting staff with special projects. Assignments will be determined by your skills, interests and availability. More information about volunteer opportunities.

Contact Volunteer Services

If you have questions or want more information, contact a volunteer coordinator. Please note: You must be at least 15 years old to volunteer.


Bethesda: Call 651-232-2191 or email
St. John's: Call 651-232-7041 or email
St. Joseph's: Call 651-232-3756 or email
Woodwinds: Call 651-232-0982 or email

Other sites

Hospice: 651-232-3412 or email

Get started

The Joint Commission requires new volunteers to complete the following:

  • Online application (see above)
  • Reference form
  • Interview
  • Information session
  • State of Minnesota background check
  • Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) immunization record
  • Varicella (chickenpox) immunization record
  • QuantiFERON-TB Gold (QFT) or 2-step Mantoux test

We look forward to receiving your application!