Volunteer Opportunities



To join the volunteer team at Northfield Hospital & Clinics,

Contact Betsy Spethmann, Community Relations Director, 507-646-1034, spethmannb@northfieldhospital.org


Within Volunteer Services, our goal is to meet the needs of our patients and community by delivering quality service that reflects the Northfield Hospital & Clinics standard of care, and to provide a meaningful experience for our volunteers.  Volunteers with Northfield Hospital have fun, meet interesting people, obtain career-related experience, and leave a lasting impression on patients and residents.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Center for Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation – for those pursuing a career in the field of rehabilitation (physical therapy, occupational therapy, sports medicine), responsibilities include housekeeping and clerical duties
  • Clerical Assistant – typing or word processing, filing, collating, and running errands for staff of one of the Northfield Hospital departments
  •  Emergency Medical Services – assist patients and families when appropriate, housekeeping duties, run errands to laboratory for equipment and/or supplies
  • Hospicesupport patients with terminal illnesses through companionship, massage and music therapy; and provide bereavement support to families
  • Kaleidoscope Gift Shoptend to customers and complete sale of merchandise
  • Knitter/Sewerknit baby hats and sew Christmas stockings for babies born at the Birth Center
  • Long Term Care Centerleading or assisting with resident activities or projects, as well as visiting with individual residents
  • Receptionist, Clerical and Housekeeping duties within the Breast Care Center, Cancer Care & Infusion Center, Endoscopy Clinic, and Same Day Surgery

Volunteer Requirements

Volunteers with Northfield Hospital & Clinics must:

  •  Be at least 16 years of age (applicants under 18 are required to obtain a parental signature)
  •  Provide a personal health history (click Here for list of required immunizations)
  • Attend a 1 ½ hour orientation session
  • Obtain a Quantiferon Tuberculosis blood test
  •  Agree to a State of Minnesota Department of Human Services Background Study
  • Commit to 2 hours/week of volunteer service

For more information or to become a volunteer at Northfield Hospital & Clinics

Contact: Betsy Spethmann, Community Relations Director

Phone:  (507) 646-1034 or e-mail: spethmannb@northfieldhospital.org


hospice-vol-with-staffNorthfield Hospice Volunteer Program

Northfield Hospice is a program of care for patients who are considered to be in the last phase of life.  The hospice team consists of many disciplines, including volunteers, who are committed to attending to the emotional needs as well as the medical issues of patients.  Volunteers with Northfield Hospice are specially-trained volunteers who offer compassionate and respectful support to patients and their loved ones through a variety of ways.

Please click here for more detailed information and an application.

Contact: Sara Lippert, Volunteer Coordinator    Phone:  (507) 646-1457 or e-mail: lipperts@northfieldhospital.org