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If you’re considering becoming a volunteer at Gillette, you might have questions about our opportunities and the application process. Below are some of the questions that potential volunteers ask most frequently.

If you have questions about volunteering at Gillette, email or call 651-578-5004.

The application and onboarding process can take several weeks to complete.

We ask adult volunteers (18 and over) to make a commitment to volunteer 100 hours. Student volunteers (ages 16 and 17) make a commitment to volunteer over the entire summer period. We are not able to accommodate short-term volunteer requests.

We accept adult hospital and clinic volunteer applicants who are 18 and over. Students ages 16 and 17 may apply for our student summer volunteer program.

Most volunteers come in once a week for a three-hour shift.

We can’t guarantee open positions at all times. If the position you want isn’t available, we can put you on a contact list to let you know of future volunteer opportunities.

We often have limited volunteer opportunities weekday evenings or weekends. Please contact us for current volunteer opportunities.

We are unable to accommodate people who need to collect community service hours or meet court-mandated service requirements.

Each department coordinates its own internships. Please visit our Careers section for information on internship opportunities.

Please see our information on job shadowing opportunities at Gillette

Volunteers in our Rehabilitation Therapies department assist our physical therapists and occupational therapists.

We do not have a baby-rocking program at Gillette.

Groups sometimes participate in the Ronald McDonald Family Room Cooks for Kids program. Groups that wish to participate in Cooks for Kids should visit the Ronald McDonald Family Room volunteer page for more information.

To be considered for our therapy dog volunteer program, your dog must be certified by Pet Partners. You may submit an application and follow our normal application process. When we receive your application, we will contact you to set up an interview with you and your dog.

For infection control and other health reasons, we only accept new stuffed animals (with tags attached) and new games and toys. Please see our information on how to donate items.