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Our summer volunteer program is for 16 and 17 year olds. Students commit to volunteering each week June through August. We are no longer accepting applications for the student volunteer program.

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


Volunteer Requirements

We have a limited number of high school student summer volunteer openings. High school volunteers must:

  • Be 16 or 17 years old. Applicants 18 or older, please apply for our adult hospital and clinic volunteer opportunities
  • Be able to volunteer for three hours, once a week, for the entire summer period of June through August
  • Be available to volunteer Monday- Friday, between 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
  • Be comfortable interacting with children who have disabilities, complex conditions and injuries
  • Commit to maintaining patient confidentiality
  • Complete a background check and fingerprinting
  • Provide vaccination information and documentation of a QuantiFERON®-TB Gold blood test.

Volunteer Opportunities

Teen volunteers interact with patients and families volunteering as surgery waiting room assistance or in rehabilitation therapies.

  • Surgery waiting room assistance: Greet families in our warm, welcoming, child-friendly surgery waiting room. Assist families, offer directions and help, as needed.  (Weekdays during daytime hours.)
  • Rehabilitation therapies: This opportunity is perfect for  those thinking about careers in rehabilitation therapies. Assist with setting up therapy sessions and other department support (making copies, running errands, transporting patients, etc.). (Weekdays during daytime hours.)