Print
Fairview Ridges Hospital Volunteer Information
 Give to the Max Day header photo

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  

Adult Volunteer Application Instructions  
1. Submit an online application or request an application packet.
2. Provide two references: print reference sheets and e-mail or mail them (Note: References are different for adults and juniors). We require at least one reference before you will be interviewed.
3. Complete a screening interview.
4. Attend new volunteer orientation and get medical clearance by Employee Occupational Health Services (EOHS).

Online Application
Adult Reference Form

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

*Note: We are not accepting junior applications at this time. Please check back Spring of 2015. Thank you for your interest.

Junior Application
Parental Consent Form 
Junior Reference Form
Junior Attendance Policy  

1. Submit an online application or request an application packet.
2. Provide a reference and submit a parental consent form (please bring these to your interview).
3. Complete a screening interview.
4. Attend new volunteer orientation and get medical clearance by Employee Occupational Health Services (EOHS).
Frequently Asked Questions  

1. How long does the volunteer application process typically take?
After an application is accepted during an open enrollment period, the 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?
Students under 18 must get immunization records and tuberculosis screening (Mantoux test) through their own health care provider or community clinic. Fees may apply. Contact Volunteer Services for more information on medical clearance requirements. Adults needing varicella (chicken pox) vaccine, as determined by EOHS, complete this requirement through their own health care provider or community clinic. Fees may apply.

5. 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.

6. Do I have to volunteer a minimum of hours? 
A typical volunteer works four hours weekly and 8-16 monthly. Every-other week options are available. Typical shifts are 8:00 a.m. – noon or 4:00-8:00 p.m. The minimum service requirement is six months.

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

8. How do I contact volunteer services at Fairview Ridges Hospital? 
For additional information call (952) 892-2035.
 
 Visit Other Fairview Sites 
 
 
(c) 2012 Fairview Health Services. All rights reserved.