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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 completed reference forms.
  3. Complete an interview.
  4. If selected, complete background screening and health assessment.
  5. Attend new volunteer orientation and department specific trainings.
Adult Online Volunteer Application 
Adult Reference Form


Junior Volunteer Application Instructions
Junior volunteers are between ages 14-18 years old and currently attend high school. Most junior volunteers serve two to three 4-hour shifts each month and are scheduled evenings or weekends. The Junior Volunteer program is extremely competitive, thus not all students who apply and interview will be accepted.
  1. Submit an online application. 
  2. Provide two completed reference forms and signed Junior Volunteer Guidelines.
  3. Upon receipt of required forms, complete an interview.
  4. If selected, complete background screening, health assessment and volunteer training.
  5. Attend new Volunteer Orientation and department specific trainings.
Junior Volunteer Application - We are not currently accepting applications.
Junior Volunteer Guidelines 
Junior Reference Form  
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 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 12:30-4:30 p.m. and 4:30 -8:30 p.m. The minimum service requirement for Adult and Junior volunteers is 100 hours with at least six months of active volunteering.

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.
Discrimination is Against the Law. We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws. We do not discriminate against, exclude or treat people differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.
 
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