Fairview Health Services Volunteer Specialist for Ridges and Southdale in Burnsville, Minnesota


The Volunteer Specialist effectively works within a team culture to organize and assist in the implementation of programs that will contribute to the physical and mental well-being of patients, support the needs of family members and staff, meet the mission of the hospital, encourage community interactions and meet the individual needs of the volunteer.

The Volunteer Specialist will support both Fairview Southdale Hospital and Fairview Ridges Hospital.

Other information about the position:

  • Day shift, .5 FTE

  • Will work every third or every fourth weekend

  • This position will work mainly at Fairview Ridges Hospital and will at times support Fairview Southdale Hospital

Responsibilities/Job Description

The volunteer specialist maintains department operations through onboarding, assessing and supporting

volunteers, supervising junior volunteers, updating volunteer records and assisting with projects and other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate for this position has excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact positively with teenagers, adults and elders.


  • Previous experience in volunteer services


  • Bachelors degree in management, healthcare or related field

  • 1-3 years working in volunteer services

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Access or other volunteer services data base

  • Experience working or volunteering in a hospital setting

  • Certificate in volunteer leadership and/or experience with Volgistics database

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Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 12 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/DisabledAll qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

Requisition ID 2018-22708

Profession Non-Clinical Professional

Speciality Support Services-Non Clinical (Nutrition/Housekeeping)

Location Fairview Ridges Hospital

Shift day

Hours per 2 weeks 40

Department Volunteer Services