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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers serve patients and families in many ways. We have volunteers that range in age from 16 to over 90! All are welcome to join us in our healing ministry. Opportunities exist at the hospital, in clinics, in Hospice and at Avera Prince of Peace. There are over 100 areas in which to volunteer.

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Positions We Are Currently Looking to Fill

The table below contains a list of current volunteer positions available and the times needed. Click on the drop-downs for a short description of each position. This information is updated regularly.

 

Available Positions
Morning
Afternoon
Weekends

Avera Breast Health

Greets and guides patients; ensuring timely service and communication regarding delays to provide the best possible service to the patient.

F 12-4

Avera Surgery Center Guide

Assist and greet the public at the main entrance of the Avera Surgery Center, answer questions, and direct patients and visitors to general locations on the hospital campus.

Th 7:30-12

Cardiovascular Nuclear Medicine Reception

Act as receptionist for patients/outpatients and families as they come to the department and notify staff of patient's arrival. Assist the family in keeping track of amount of time test would take.

T, F 8-12

ER Assistant (pre-med)

Assists in tasks that will help with the flow of activities in the Emergency Room, including patient care and transfers as directed by staff, and delivering charts from ER to other units.

M, T, W, Th, F 1-5; W 5-9 Sat 5-9

ER Greeter Desk

Assists and welcomes the public entering Avera McKennan Hospital by helping them locate their destination, and assists the Emergency Department Registration Secretary with clerical duties.

F 8-12 W 12-4; Th, F 4-7

Express Admit Unit

Assists staff in the Admissions Center, assembling charts, cleaning carts and transporting patients to their destination.

T, W, F 4-7

Hospice (offered on an individual basis)

Provides support services to patients, families and staff in accordance with patient plans of care. Offered on an individual basis as needed.

To Be Determined

Information Desk

Assists and welcomes the public entering Avera McKennan Hospital by helping them locate their destination, using the hospital computer data base. This volunteer must communicate well with people and maintain a pleasant disposition.

Th 4-8

Information Desk, Skywalk

Assists and welcomes the public entering Avera McKennan Hospital facility by helping them locate their destination, using the hospital computer data base. This volunteer must communicate well with people and maintain a pleasant disposition.

T, W 9-12 M, T, W, Th, F 12-3

Intensive Care/Surgery Waiting Reception

Answers the phone, checks in family members and visitors of ICU & Surgery patients, facilitates communication with hospital staff, offers items to meet physical needs and offers emotional comfort and support.

M, T, W,
F 10-2

Interpreter (Spanish) at Health Care Clinic

Spanish interpreting as needed to facilitate communication at Health Care Clinic.

Flexible

Joint & Spine Wellness Lounge Hospitality

Greet and guide patients and their families to the Wellness Lounge.

T, W, Th, F 9-1 T, W, Th, F 1-5; Th F 5-9

Lab Reception Plaza 2

Works in the Lab Draw area greeting and assisting customers, escorting them to other areas if needed, and logging the patient’s arrival.

F 8-12 M 12-4

Living Well Center

Function as a host-receptionist in the showroom at Avera Living Well Center and provide assistance to the Living Well Center guests.

M, W, Th F 9-12 M, T, W, F 1-5

Mended Hearts (Special requirements)

Offers assistance, support and encouragement to heart disease patients and their families, mainly achieved through hospital visits.

To Be Determined

Outpatient Services Reception

Assist staff, patients and families in the Outpatient Department. Function as a hostess-receptionist in the Waiting Room of Outpatient Department.

F 8-12

Patient Escort

Provides a safe, hospitable method of transporting or escorting patients and families throughout the hospital campus; pushing wheelchairs when necessary, and picking up and delivering items throughout the hospital and clinics.

F 12-4

Plaza 1 Hospitality

Assist and welcome the public entering Plaza 1 by helping them locate their destinations.

M, T, W, Th, F 8-12 M, T, W, Th, F 12-4

Plaza 2 Hospitality

Assists customers visiting Plaza 2 to their destination, answers visitor questions about the hospital or Sioux Falls, or refers them to someone who can inform them, and assists with transporting patients within the building as well as to the hospital.

F 8-12 T, Th 12-4

Plaza 3 Hospitality

Assists customers visiting Plaza 3 to their destination, answers visitor questions about the hospital or Sioux Falls, or refers them to someone who can inform them, and assists with transporting patients within the building as well as to the hospital.

M, T, F 8-12 W, F 4:30-6 Sat 8-12

Plaza 4 Hospitality

Assist and welcome the public entering Plaza 4 by helping them locate their destinations.

T, F 8-12 M, Th, F 12-4

Prairie Center Welcome Desk

Works as a greeter and guide in the Prairie Center, answering guest questions, using the computer system if necessary, and assisting patients in finding and getting to the clinic for their appointment, sometimes by wheelchair.

W 4-6

Prince of Peace Activities

Assists nursing home staff with structured activities, including outings and special events. Visit with the residents/patients who choose not to be involved in group activities.

To be determined.

Rehab Activities Assistant

This job involves a variety of activities with rehab patients as directed by the rehab staff.

Sat, Sun 1:30-4

Surgery Assistant

Acts as hospitality for the unit and helps patients and family with concerns before and after surgery.

T 7-11

If you would like to speak to someone about volunteering, choose from the following options:

Avera McKennan Volunteer Services at 605-322-7897
Avera McKennan Hospice Volunteers 605-322-7715
Avera Prince of Peace Volunteers 605-322-5605

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