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Volunteer opportunities

St. Francis volunteers are one of our most precious resources. Without them we would find it difficult, if not impossible, to add those special touches our patients appreciate. Volunteers work in the Gift shop, greet patients and visitors at the information desk, deliver mail, newspapers and flowers to patients, assist in escorting patients and visitors and work in many other departments throughout our organization. For many people, volunteer service is a special source of personal satisfaction and growth.

Volunteers at CHI St. Francis Health are multi-talented and flexible and therefore are able to fill in on an "as needed" basis to support paid staff.

Today's volunteers include:

  • Women and men of all ages
  • People with disabilities
  • Someone with a desire to help others
  • People with a special skill or ability
  • People with a positive attitude, energy and time

Teen Program:

Our volunteer program for teens provides youth an opportunity to learn about healthcare careers and become responsible citizens by giving back to their community.


Each year volunteers celebrate their accomplishments at a brunch in their honor for their dedication and commitment to St. Francis. Volunteers are recognized for their hours worked and the joy they bring to St. Francis every day.

Volunteer options

Assisi Gift Shop
Sells gift items, cards, candy, flowers and provides visitor information.

Baking (bars, pies, cakes) in the Long Term Care as needed in the afternoons.

Helping residents cover appropriate numbers on card and transporting residents to and from neighborhoods.

Bus Driver
Must have a Valid Drivers License/DOT physical required. Transport residents to and from appointments.

Creative Fun Time
Assist with activities and transporting residents. Provide entertainment which may include games, cards.
Play piano, organ, shopping assistance, etc.

Mail/Messenger Service
Sorts/delivers in-house and patient mail in the morning and distribution of Monthly Acitivities Calendar.

General Office Assistance
Perform general office duties such as filing.

Personal Beauty Care
Assist residents with nail care, hand massages, and transport residents to the beauty and barber shop.

Nursing Service
A wide range of services which may include:
Reading to or visiting with residents, refilling water pitchers, running errands, and much more.

Scheduled at different times throughout the month from 2-3:30 p.m.
Assist with transporting, serving and visiting with residents for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, etc.

Popcorn Stand
Popcorn popper on Wednesdays at St. Francis Nursing Home from 1-3 p.m.

Rehab Services
Assisting staff in a wide range of services, i.e., transporting patients, putting stock supplies away, etc.

Assist with transporting residents and leading the Rosary, Monday &  Friday at 10:30 a.m.

Weekdays from 2-3:30 p.m. and occasionally on the weekends.
Assist in transporting and singing with residents.

Musical Sensory Garden
Assisting residents in gardening (watering, weeding).

Transporting residents to and from worship services and/or spend time with residents
Monday & Friday 10:30 a.m. Communion Services
Mass Thursday 10:30 a.m. Catholic Services
Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Protestant Services

Seasonal, parties, Santa Workshop and much much more.

Pet Therapy

Sewing, Mending, Labeling Resident Clothing

For more information, please contact our volunteer office at 218-643-0322.

How to get involved

If you are interested in volunteering, please call the St. Francis volunteer office at 218-643-0322 to obtain an application.

As a volunteer, you do make a difference. We encourage you to join our quality driven team!