Why Volunteer?

  • Stay stimulated
  • Feel good about yourself
  • Help others
  • Make new friends
  • Get out of the house
  • Fill the empty nest
  • Share your talents
  • Be part of Mayo Clinic Health System in Lake City

Mayo Clinic Health System volunteers donate their time in the following areas:

The Auxiliary supports Mayo Clinic Health System through volunteering and fundraising efforts. 
Meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month, September – May. Learn More


Volunteers are needed to provide support to hospice patients and caregiver respite in Goodhue (MN) and Pierce (WI) Counties. Our Hospice volunteers lend companionship to people living with a serious illness and help their family caregivers in many ways. Learn More

Care Center Volunteer Opportunities
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Caring Captains
Assist patients in/out of their vehicles in the patient drop-off area. The Caring Captains will help patients and visitors find the appropriate registration or destination. The Caring Captains will also assist patients who are being discharged from the hospital or surgical area to their vehicle.  Volunteering as a Caring Captain will require some lifting and standing for most of the shift.
8 – 11 a.m.
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Caring Hands
Provide hand massages to the care center residents or hospital patients to relieve stress.  Volunteering for the Caring Hands will require mostly sitting.
Flexible hours – requires a couple of hours at your convenience.

Volunteer Driver
Drives and delivers materials to Rochester, Wabasha, Red Wing or St. Paul.  Volunteering as a driver will require a valid driver’s license and some lifting.
Hours vary

Answers incoming telephone calls from our Telecare clients. Volunteering as a Telecare operator will require mostly sitting.
7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
Sunday – Saturday

Ironing Lab Coats
Iron lab coats for medical staff.  Volunteering for this position requires mostly standing.
One hour in the afternoon
One day per week

Calls upon individuals for blood donations.  Volunteering in the bloodmobile will require mostly sitting.
Dates and times vary

Provides clerical support to staff as needed.  Volunteering as a clerical assistant will require sitting and walking.
Dates and times vary

Surgical Communicator
Relays information between families and nursing staff during scheduled surgeries.  Volunteering as a Surgical Communicator will require sitting and walking.
6:45 – 9:15 a.m.
9:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Third Thursday of every month

Mail Delivery
Delivers mail to care center resident and hospital patients.  Volunteering to deliver mail requires mostly walking.
1:30 – 2 p.m.
Sunday - Saturday

Become a Volunteer

For more information on the volunteer opportunities listed or to become a volunteer, contact:

Teresa Miller,

Volunteer Coordinator

Phone: 651-385-3400

Email:  miller.teresa1@mayo.edu

Complete the

volunteer application