Volunteer at Maple Grove Hospital
Volunteers are an integral part of our success. Our volunteer program is a leader among healthcare volunteer programs, which means that while you give of your time and heart, you get an unrivaled experience, too.
The Gift of Giving
We know you’re not in it for yourself—that’s why you volunteer. But there are a few perks to spending your time and energy in healthcare volunteering:
- Discounts in our gift shop and pharmacy.
- Meal voucher for every shift.
- Access to support from our spiritual care team.
- Complimentary flu vaccination.
- Fulfill required service hours for schools and universities.
- Exposure to the medical field and networking, including inclusion in team meetings, educational, and team-building events.
- Letters of recommendation or references for jobs and educational opportunities.
Plus, research shows the mind and body experiences a positive lift with volunteering!
Become a Volunteer at Maple Grove Hospital
Where giving feels like getting.
At Maple Grove Hospital, you are never just a number or a body in a healthcare volunteer role. We get to know you—your preferences, goals, and personality—so we can pair you with an opportunity where you can shine. Our roles in more than 20 different departments assures that whether introvert or extrovert, stocking medical supplies to greeting guests, you’ll have a mission that matters.
Apply today to get started. Choose from the following applications:
Share your expert time and talents.
Adult, 18 and older, out of school:
Learn and grow with a premier hospital.
Junior Volunteers, 14 and older, in school:
If you need a paper application, call 763-581-1710.
A World of Opportunity
Maple Grove Hospital offers many ways to volunteer, learn and grow.
Search Volunteer Opportunities
Each volunteer brings a new and unique level of expertise to Maple Grove Hospital. No matter where your talents and interests lie, chances are we have an opportunity for you.
If you’re 14 or older and able to make a regularly scheduled healthcare volunteer commitment of 6 months or more, apply for a volunteer opportunity. Generally, you’ll fill a two-to-four-hour shift two to four times per month. Get great experience, fill volunteer hours for school or personal fulfillment, and potentially leave with a network, references, and letters of recommendation.
Helpful Tips for Parents of Junior Volunteers
Volunteering at Maple Grove Hospital is an opportunity for young people to learn and demonstrate commitment and accountability. We expect every volunteer to attend orientation and independently complete an in-person interview.
While we encourage parents/guardians to ask questions, we also respectfully request you refrain from attending orientation or the interview so your child can learn about the applicant experience for future employment.
Orientation topics include:
- Maple Grove Hospital culture/values
- Volunteer expectations
- Perks/benefits of volunteering
- Infection control
- Safety & security
We communicate directly with your child in person or via phone and/or email. We understand that not all students have personal cell phones or email addresses, but we ask you to please encourage your child to communicate directly with our office as much as possible. This experience will help your child strengthen communication and organizational skills.
We hope your child’s experience at Maple Grove Hospital will capitalize on their personal strengths, develop critical thinking skills, and help prepare them for the future.
If you’ve completed an interview and received an email inviting you to join the healthcare volunteer team, complete these documents before you have your Human Resources appointment. Contact our office if you would prefer a paper copy to complete.
Junior Volunteers (ages 14-18, enrolled in high school)
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I volunteer more than once a week?
Yes, it is possible depending on your schedule and the needs of the department in which you serve.
Can I volunteer in more than one area of the hospital?
All new volunteers must complete 20 hours of service in their assigned department/care area before adding or moving to another department/care area.
Can I volunteer for the summer only?
While we generally ask volunteers to make a minimum 6 month commitment, we are willing to work with college students who can volunteer 2-3 times per week over the summer months. Please submit an application to start the conversation.
Do you offer the opportunity to shadow physicians or observe in a clinical setting?
While volunteering at Maple Grove Hospital allows you to become familiar with and possibly comfortable in a medical setting, we do not have a formal shadowing program with our physicians.
Do you offer internships?
Not at this time.
Are there age requirements for some positions?
All positions require that a volunteer be 14 years of age and older. Some positions require that volunteers be 16 or 18 years of age and older.
Can I rock/cuddle with babies in the nursery?
While we do have volunteers in our NICU, they are required to have a minimum of 6 months experience as a Maple Grove Hospital volunteer before moving into this role.
How many hours do most volunteers work?
Volunteers are scheduled on the same day and time for the first six months of service, either on a weekly or every other week schedule. Volunteers are welcome to pick up extra shifts, in addition to their regular schedule, as their availability allows.
What about immunization requirements?
Documentation of two MMR immunizations or proof of immunity to measles and rubella, as well as Varicella (chickenpox) immunization or immunity is required of all volunteers.
To ensure the highest level of protection from acquiring and transmitting disease, Maple Grove Hospital requires all volunteers to be fully vaccinated for influenza and COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious exemption from the organization on file as a condition of acceptance into the volunteer program.
I would like to find employment at Maple Grove Hospital. Can I get my “foot in the door” by volunteering?
All employment is arranged through our Human Resources Department. All individuals go through the same process in order to gain employment at Maple Grove Hospital. Volunteering does not inherently give you an advantage over non-volunteers.
Can I do my homework while volunteering?
It is suggested that volunteers in certain departments bring a book to read discreetly during “down times”. However, we do not encourage you to bring homework or other work that would bring your attention away from assisting staff or guests.
Can I be involved in patient discharge?
Some volunteer positions may occasionally involve assisting patients as they discharge. However, we do not have a specific volunteer position working within patient discharge at this time.
Do you have volunteer positions in the pharmacy?
Unfortunately, not at this time.
Will I be involved in direct patient care?
Volunteers work to assist staff as the staff members provide direct care. While you may interact with customers and guests in your volunteer role, you will not provide any direct care measures.
How long will you hold my volunteer application?
Applications are maintained for one year. If after one year the individual has not progressed in the process of becoming a volunteer the application is deleted from our system or shredded. You do not need to submit more than one application unless a year has lapsed since your last submission. You also do not need to submit a new application if you move from junior to adult volunteer status.
Is your volunteer program the same as North Memorial Health's?
Our volunteer program is a separate entity.
What Our Volunteers Say
“The staff throughout the hospital has always been extremely friendly. It is a pleasure and an honor to be a volunteer.”
“I have felt valued and safe at Maple Grove Hospital while restoring my need to reach out to others and support the community.”
“Volunteering during a pandemic has really helped me gain an appreciation of our healthcare workers. Every time I’m there, I see how hard they work, especially during this time, but it’s so apparent how much joy they bring to their jobs.”
Learn more about our amazing volunteers.