Adult Volunteers

Mayo Clinic volunteers in emergency department

Adult volunteers must be age 18 or older and able to commit to a regularly scheduled shift. Volunteers commit to one year with a minimum expectation of 50 hours.

Minnesota law requires facilities licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) to complete applicant background studies on all individuals who have direct patient contact. This two-step process includes verification of identity, submission of a photograph and fingerprints. In addition, Mayo Clinic also runs a second background check through Verified Credentials.

To apply, complete the online application. All applicants are required to be fluent in the English language and must have a valid email address.

Mayo Clinic Volunteer Programs will contact you after your application is reviewed. If selected, you will complete an interview with a volunteer coordinator.

Additional requirements before volunteering include:

  • Completing an immunization review
  • Attending new volunteer orientation
  • Completing the volunteer training program

Call 507-255-9912 or email rstvolunteermanagers@mayo.edu if you have questions or would like more information. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.