Volunteering at Fairview Ridges Hospital

Benefits of Volunteering

Volunteering at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville, Minnesota offers benefits which may include:

  • Cafeteria benefit
  • Opportunities to attend workshops, health screenings and other events
  • Fairview Pharmacy and Gift Shop discounts
  • Free Parking
  • Health Sciences Library access
  • Junior Volunteer Scholarship

Adult Volunteer Application Instructions

  1. Submit an online application. 
  2. Complete an interview.
  3. If selected, complete background screening and health assessment.
  4. Attend new volunteer orientation and department specific trainings  

Junior Volunteer Application Instructions

Junior volunteers are between ages 14-18 years old and currently attend high school. Most junior volunteers serve two to three 4-hour shifts each month and are scheduled evenings or weekends.

The Junior Volunteer program is extremely competitive, thus not all students who apply and interview will be accepted. Please review the Junior Volunteer Guidelines before completing an application. 

  1. Submit an online application.
  2. Submit the following together to Volunteer Services (incomplete submissions will not be accepted) 
    • Two (2) completed Junior Volunteer Reference forms
    • Signed Junior Volunteer Guidelines 
    • Signed Junior Volunteer Heath Review with attached immunization history
  3. Upon submission these four items, Volunteer Services will contact applicant to schedule interview.
  4. If selected, Junior Volunteer is required to complete health assessment and background screening with fingerprinting within 30 days from the interview date.
  5. Attend volunteer orientation and department-specific training. 

*2019-2020 high school seniors must complete 100 hours of service by May 2020 and volunteer a minimum of 3-4 shifts per month. 

Junior Volunteer Guidelines 

Junior Reference Form  

- Junior Volunteer Health Review Form

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How long does the volunteer application process typically take?
After an application is accepted during an open enrollment period, 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?
The basic volunteer immunization and tuberculosis screening is covered by Fairview.

4. 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.

5. Do I have to volunteer a minimum of hours? 
Adult volunteers typically serve one four-hour shift per week. Junior volunteers typically serve two or three, four hour shifts per month. Most volunteer shifts range from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 12:30-4:30 p.m. and 4:30 -8:30 p.m. The minimum service requirement for Adult and Junior volunteers is 100 hours with at least six months of active volunteering.

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

7. How do I contact volunteer services at Fairview Ridges Hospital? 
For additional information call (952) 892-2035.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not currently accepting new volunteer applications.  Please, check back for notification on when we will be receiving applications in the future