Information provided here is offered as a service through this paper in cooperation with the Scott-Carver Association for Volunteer Involvement. SAVI works to increase the effective use of volunteers to meet community needs throughout the area. Participation is open to all individuals and organizations working in the volunteer sector in Scott and Carver counties.

Allina Health Hospice & Palliative Care

Consider becoming a hospice volunteer with Allina Health Hospice & Palliative Care. Volunteers offer companionship, help with errands, provide respite time for caregivers, assist with writing/reading and in many other ways support patients and families.

Patients reside in their own homes or residential care facilities. We provide flexible hours and online training followed by a one-time group wrap-up session in St. Paul. We serve patients and families in 33 counties throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Please call 612-262-7108 or apply online at our website

Joni and Friends Minnesota (Joni Eareckson Tada Ministry)

Joni and Friends is a Christian ministry serving families and individuals affected by disability. We are seeking short-term missionaries to serve at our annual Family Retreat at Castaway Club in Detroit Lakes from Aug. 13-19.

The five-day retreat is a time of respite and encouragement for families living with disability including, adult and children’s programming, worship, adaptive recreation, family friendly activities (beach party, talent show) and more.

Short-term missionaries serve as a companion/friend to a child with disability and do not perform any PCA or care duties. No experience required, training provided. For more information please contact Jane Palmer, Senior Manager/Family Retreat Director, at 952-933-7777 or The website is

St. Francis Regional Medical Center

Volunteers are needed to assist visitors at the information desks at our main entrance. Monday-Friday morning and late afternoon-early evening hours available, along with limited hours Saturday-Sunday.

For more information please email or apply online at

St. Gertrude’s Health & Rehabilitation Center

St. Gertrude’s has volunteer opportunities for a piano player Tuesday or Wednesday morning to do nails, Friday morning or escorts Monday and Tuesday morning. To learn more visit our website or contact Volunteer Coordinator Alex at 952-233-4484.