St. Cloud Hospital Volunteer Service Areas

Admitting Dept.
Description: Greet patients/guests coming in for diagnostic treatments. Escort patients to their designated treatment areas. Assist staff with clerical duties as requested.

Hours: Daily 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Art/Activity Cart
Description: The art/activity cart is designed to provide creative activity for patients and families that provide stress relief, decrease loneliness and anxiety. Volunteers bring art supplies, puzzles, books and magazines to patients and families.

Hours: Volunteer hours are available 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, daily

Emergency Guest Services
Description: Greet patients and visitors immediately upon arrival into the emergency dept. Direct patients to the triage area, direct visitors to appropriate areas and assist families in locating patients who have come to the Emergency Department.

Hours: Volunteer hours are available 7:00 am - 9:00 pm, daily

Environmental Services
Description: Volunteers assist with light cleaning duties throughout the hospital such as dusting, damp wiping, dust mopping, refilling hand sanitizer dispensers and vacuuming.

Hours: Volunteer hours are available 8:00 am - 9:00 pm, daily

Food and Nutrition
Description: The Food and Nutrition Department provides all dietary needs for in-patients as well as cafeteria service for staff and guests. Volunteers assist with kitchen/cafeteria duties such as stocking beverage coolers, replenishing salad bar, keeping cafeteria table clean, refilling salt & pepper shakers, making sure there are food trays available. Assist kitchen staff with some prep work.

Hours: Volunteer hours are available 8:00 am - 9:00 pm, daily

Healing Arts
Description: Musicians, artists, storytellers, etc. to entertain patients and guests on patient floors and lobby areas. 

Hours: Volunteer hours are available 7 days a week from noon to 8:00 pm

Description: Retrieve lab specimens from the pneumatic tubes and deliver samples to technical area. Deliver out-patient requisitions to phone center. File in-patient requisitions. Empty and place used biohazard bags in red trash bag and place labels in shred box. Retrieve tubes from centrifuge and spin coagulation tubes in the hematology area. (training required).

Hours: Volunteer hours are available 7:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Saturday

Nursing Unit
Description: Answer telephone at nurse’s station. Answer the call lights. Check and fill patient water pitchers. Restock floor inventory. Assist nurses with clerical duties.

Hours: Volunteer hours are available 8:00 am - 8:00 pm, 7 days a week

Patient Advocate (Adult Volunteers Only)
Description: The primary duty of a patient advocate is too round on patients and ask specific questions pertaining to their care while in the hospital. The volunteer advocate will handle routine problems related to the patient’s comfort, care and personal needs. Specific training is required prior to becoming an advocate.

Hours: Volunteer hours are available 8:00 am - 8:00 pm, 7 days a week

Radiology Department
Description: Greet and assist patients with paperwork. Maintain supply of necessary forms. Monitor the waiting area. Replenish the supply of patient education materials and maintain displays. Transporting patients from patient rooms to main lobby or other areas of the facility.

Hours: Volunteer hours are available 10:00 am - 7:00 pm, 7 days a week

All Teenage Volunteers are required to attend a general hospital orientation at St. Cloud Hospital prior to beginning volunteer service. Unit specific training is provided by the service area staff to which the volunteer is assigned.