Lakeview Health System

About the Volunteer Program


Feel good, meet new people,
make a difference!

Did you know that retirees who volunteer live longer, healthier lives? Research shows that people over the age of 65 who volunteer about two hours a week experience a wide array of health benefits, including: greater functional ablity, lower rates of depression and heart disease, and lower mortality rates.  

Volunteers at Lakeview Hospital are an important part of our team. If you are an active, compassionate person with time to share, we'd like to talk to you! We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities (see below) and a friendly, caring work environment. Most volunteers work one 4-hour shift a week. Because of hospital screening and training requirements, we ask adult volunteers to make a 6-month minimum commitment.

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Flexible scheduling
  • Excellent training
  • Free meal before or after volunteering a shift of three hours or more
  • Pharmacy discount
  • Free, ample parking
  • Invitation to spring luncheon
  • Supportive staff and positive work environment

Becoming a Volunteer

  1. Complete the online volunteer application.
  2. After receiving the application, the volunteer coordinator will contact you. If your skills and availability meet a need at the hospital, an interview will be scheduled. You will need to bring a letter of reference from someone who is not a family member.
  3. If selected for a volunteer position, you will meet with a nurse for a brief health screening. This will include a review of your immunizations and a Mantoux text (screening for TB). In some cases, additional screening may be needed.
  4. A criminal background check will be conducted if you are over 18 and working in patient care areas.
  5. Hospital orientation is held the third Monday of every month from 8:00 a.m. to noon. After attending orientation, you will begin training for your specific volunteer position.
Lakeview Volunteer Office: (651) 430-8522

To become a volunteer at Stillwater Medical Group,
visit the Careers Page.