Fairview Ridges Hospital Volunteer Information

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Benefits of Volunteering   
Volunteering at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville, Minnesota offers rewards which may include:
  • Meal vouchers
  • Opportunities to attend workshops, health screenings and other events
  • Fairview Pharmacy and Gift Shop discounts
  • Free Parking
  • Health Sciences Library access
  • Discounted sports or entertainment tickets  
  • Junior Volunteer Scholarship

Adult Volunteer Application Instructions  
1. Submit an online application.
2. Provide two reference forms.
3. Complete an interview.
4. If selected, complete background screening and health assessment.
5. 5. Attend new volunteer orientation and department specific trainings.

Adult Online Volunteer Application 
Adult Reference Form

Junior Volunteer Application Instructions
Junior volunteers are between the ages 14-18 years old and currently attend high school. Most junior volunteers serve 4-hour shifts on evenings or weekends. The Junior Volunteer program is extremely competitive, thus not all students who apply and interview will be accepted.

Current Junior Volunteer Opportunities
If you are interested in one of our current volunteer opportunities listed below, please indicate your Assignment Preference with day and time on the volunteer application. There are limited openings.
*The Junior volunteer application link is currently closed. Please check back for openings.

Pre/Post Operative
Provide information and updates to families waiting in the surgery lounge. Assist staff to facilitate the admission of patients in the Pre/Post unit.
• Mondays, 3:30-7:00pm (weeks 1,3,5)
• Tuesdays, 3:30-7:00pm (weeks 1,3,5 and 2,4)
• Thursdays, 3:30-7:00pm (weeks 1,3,5 and 2,4)
• Fridays, 3:30-7:00pm (weeks 1,3,5 and 2,4)

Transport Pool  
Assist staff with patient transportation and errands throughout the hospital.
• Saturdays, 4:30-8:30pm (weeks 1,3,5)

Emergency Room (Pediatrics)  
• Sundays, 11:00a-3:00pm (weeks 1,3,5 and 2,4)
• Mondays, 5:00-9:00pm (weeks (2,4)

1. Submit an online application
2. Provide two completed reference forms, parental consent form and attendance policy.
3. Upon receipt of required forms, complete an interview.
4. If selected, complete background screening and health assessment.
5. Attend new volunteer orientation and department specific trainings.

Junior Volunteer Application     
Junior Parental Consent Form  
Junior Reference Form  
Junior Attendance Policy   
Frequently Asked Questions  

1. How long does the volunteer application process typically take?
After an application is accepted during an open enrollment period, screening, interviewing and orientation can take 3-4 weeks. The minimum age to volunteer is 14.

2. Do I need medical experience or training?
No, all the training you will need is provided.

3. Are there costs involved?
The basic volunteer immunization and tuberculosis screening is covered by Fairview.

4. What volunteer positions are available? 
We offer volunteer placement in many different areas throughout the hospital and affiliated clinics, based on volunteer interest, abilities and availability.

5. Do I have to volunteer a minimum of hours? 
Adult volunteers typically serve one four hour shift per week. Junior volunteers typically serve two or three, four hour shifts per month. Most volunteer shifts range from 8:00am-12:30pm, 12:30-4:30pm and 4:30 -8:30 p.m. The minimum service requirement for Adults is six months with at least 80 service hours. The minimum service requirement for Junior volunteers is six months with at least 60 service hours.

6. Where can current volunteers access VicNet? 
Log on to your VicNet account: Access VicNet.

7. How do I contact volunteer services at Fairview Ridges Hospital? 
For additional information call (952) 892-2035.
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