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Learn about OMC's Caring Partners Volunteer Program

There are two types of volunteers at OMC:

  • OMC Auxiliary (ages 18 and older)
  • Volunteers in Patient Care (ages 16 and older)

Service Enterprise certificationA volunteer may volunteer both as an Auxiliary member and as a Volunteer in Patient Care.

The OMC Auxiliary is a non-profit service organization whose purpose is to support Olmsted Medical Center. Elected officers include a president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, and membership chair. Volunteers in elected positions may change yearly.

OMC Auxiliary members are committed to helping, in whatever ways needed, to make Olmsted Medical Center successful in serving the residents of southeastern Minnesota. The auxiliary’s activities, which directly benefit our patients and our patients’ families, include serving free refreshments to patients’ family members, sewing items for patient comfort and infant care, staffing the hospital’s auxiliary gift shop, and helping with many fundraising events throughout the year.

As a membership organization, OMC Auxiliary charges yearly membership dues of $.

Volunteers in Patient Care (VIPs) provide direct service to OMC patients and their families in a patient care setting. Opportunities include:

  • offering spiritual ministry to patients, family members, caregivers, and others
  • providing emotional and informational support to women diagnosed with breast cancer
  • Canine Companions—certified/registered dogs and handlers who visit patients, family members, and caregivers
  • socializing with patients, family members, and guests
  • encouraging relief and healing through artistic activities, entertainment, crafts, and aromatherapy
  • giving patients, family members, caregivers, and visitors hand complimentary massages
  • help patients, families, and guests navigate OMC’s patient care buildings and services
  • assist OMC employees at special events

To be considered for volunteer opportunities at Olmsted Medical Center, please complete and submit our secure online volunteer application.

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