Volunteers, 14 and older, work with paid staff to provide extra services and/or add to the quality of care. Most volunteers serve 2-4 hours a week. New volunteers complete an application, health screening, background check and orientation.
Openings vary throughout the year. Some of the service areas include:
NEW! DART (Dependable and Resourceful Transport): Volunteers assist in transporting patients, equipment and supplies in the Hospital and Cancer & Surgery buildings. Shifts are Monday through Friday, 7:45am to Noon or Noon to 4pm. DART volunteers need to be physically able to push wheelchairs, do a lot of walking and communicate well with our patients and staff. Training will be provided.
Clinic Hospitality: Volunteers meet, greet and assist patients and visitors as they enter and use clinic services in La Crosse and Onalaska. Applicants must be able to transport patients in wheelchairs; be dependable; and able to communicate well with people.
Hospice: Once a year, hospice volunteers are trained to provide clerical, companionship and bereavement mailing services for patients and families facing terminal illnesses.
Hospital Positions: Teen, college and adult volunteers are utilized to staff the Gift Shoppe and Relative Waiting Rooms; provide clerical and delivery services; and escort and transport patients within our facility. Members of the Auxiliary organize and carry out a number of fundraisers annually; and offer nursing scholarships to students at Viterbo University and Western Technical College.
HelpLink: Volunteers work as test callers, installers and provide clerical services for a telephone emergency response system that enables people to live independently in their own home.
Village Apartments: Volunteers are involved in providing activities for seniors living in apartments or assisted living.
Sparta Campus: Volunteers are need in Sparta for a variety of duties including, lobby greeter, Caring Hands program and special events/projects.
Mayo Clinic Health System Franciscan Healthcare truly appreciates the efforts of our volunteers. We show our gratitude through a variety of recognition events throughout the year as well as by offering access to a number of benefits available to our employees such as discounts for the our Health Club, Gift Shoppe and The Market Place.
To get started, please call 608-392-9766 to schedule a personal interview or contact Volunteer Services online. To help get the process started we also invite you to complete our application.
Also visit the Franciscan Healthcare Auxiliary page for more information about this group and their activities that support Mayo Clinic Health System Franciscan Healthcare.