Volunteering at Fairview Southdale Hospital

Benefits of Volunteering   

Volunteering at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, Minnesota offers rewards which may include:
  • Meal vouchers
  • Opportunities to attend workshops, health screenings and other events
  • Fairview Pharmacy and gift shop discounts
  • Free Parking
  • Health Sciences Library access
  • Discounted sports or entertainment tickets  
  • Junior Volunteer-Potential opportunity to earn a scholarship

Adult Volunteer Application Instructions  

  1. Submit an online application or request an application packet. 
  2. Provide reference names and their contact information as part of the application process.
  3. Complete a screening interview. 
  4. Complete the online orientation, background check, health screening, and department specific trainings.

Junior Volunteer Application Instructions 

Thank you for your interest in the Junior Volunteer* program.  Due to Covid, our Junior Volunteer program is on hold.  At this time, we are not accepting applications.  When the program opens up again, you will see a link here, which will enable you to submit an on-line application.  We do not know the timing and suggest you check back periodically.  Thank you!

Frequently Asked Questions   

1. How long does the volunteer application process typically take?
The application and screening process typically takes three to four weeks. The minimum age to volunteer is 14. We ask that the junior volunteer applications are submitted by December 31st and typically begin interviews in February for the upcoming spring/summer session.

2. What is volunteer training?
Volunteers complete three training shifts with an experienced volunteer. Additional training shifts may be scheduled as needed.

3. Are there costs involved?
Students under 18 must get immunization records and tuberculosis screening (Mantoux test) through their own health care provider or community clinic. Fees may apply. Contact Volunteer Services for more information on medical clearance requirements. Adults needing varicella (chicken pox) vaccine, as determined by EOHS, complete this requirement through their own health care provider or community clinic. 

4. Do I need medical experience or training?
No, all the training you will need is provided.

5. What volunteer positions are available? 

We offer volunteer placement in up to 45 areas based on your interest, abilities and availability.

6. Do I have to volunteer a minimum of hours? 

A volunteer usually works four hours weekly. Typical shifts are:

  • 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., or 4:00-8:00 p.m. 
7. Where can current volunteers access VICNet? 
Log on to your VICNet account: Access Vicnet.  

8. How do I contact volunteer services at Fairview Southdale Hospital?  

For additional information call 952-924-5020.