Enjoy a rewarding experience as a volunteer

Volunteers enrich the experience of patients, families, visitors, and employees. There are many reasons people choose to volunteer; whatever reason brings you to the Perham Health team, we’re thrilled you’re interested in pursuing your community involvement with us. You can make a difference in the lives of our patients, residents, and their families while supporting the work of our medical staff and contributing to our healing environment.

There is a wide range of volunteer positions at Perham Health and at Perham Living and we do our best to accommodate your interests and talents.

We appreciate your community spirit and look forward to welcoming you to our team of caregivers.

Perham Health VolunTEEN Program

For the summer of 2020, Perham Health has developed a new program for teens interested in gaining experience in the healthcare field while earning volunteer hours.

The Perham Health VolunTEEN Program allows teens to work as an integral part of the healthcare team over the summer to help make a difference in the lives of patients, residents, families, and visitors, while gaining an opportunity to get an inside look of a career in healthcare.

VolunTEENs will volunteer on the Perham Health and Perham Living campuses. Tasks will include helping families and guests with way-finding, supporting staff with clerical tasks, helping with activities, visiting with patients and residents, and much more.

Opportunities to volunteer are available Mondays through Thursdays. VolunTEENs will be expected to commit to a four-hour shift per week between June 1, 2020, and August 28, 2020.

If you are between the ages of 16-18 years old by June 1, 2020, please consider applying for the Perham Health VolunTEEN Program. Application, guidelines, and reference forms are below.

Deadline to apply is April 10, 2020.

Questions? Email maggie.fresonke@perhamhealth.org, or call (218) 347-1887.

Volunteer FAQ

  1. Fill out application
  2. Once your application is reviewed, you will be invited to an orientation
  3. At new volunteer orientation, we will:
    • Discuss organization standard of care policies
    • Conduct a Department of Human Services background check
    • Conduct Tuberculosis testing
    • Verify immunizations:
      • Flu shot (during flu season)
      • Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
      • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
      • Hepatitis B
  4. Photo taken for identification badge
  5. Tour facility

We like to see our volunteers commit to one, two to four-hour shift a week. However, we understand busy schedules and appreciate any amount of time. We will work with you to find the right assignment to fit your schedule.

Not a problem. We think it is great you want to take time out of your busy schedule to make a difference in lives of our patients, residents, families, and visitors. Be sure to mark your availability as seasonal on your application and we can discuss the opportunities that are available to fit your schedule.

When you have vacation plans or determine a short leave of absence is needed, we appreciate advanced notices so we can plan accordingly.

That is okay. Please select “undecided” below the Assignment Preference section on the application, and we will work together to find an area of interest.