Volunteer Opportunities

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An enclosed display of live birds adds beauty to the Lake Winona Manor. Volunteers care for the birds and clean the display.

Volunteers greet and assist patients and family members in the Douglas D. Boyer Surgical Lounge. They serve as liaisons and facilitate communications between the surgery staff and patient families.

Caring Hands is a program in which volunteers give gentle relaxing hand massages to our patients on our medical floor, ICU and Family Birth Center and to our residents in Lake Winona Manor. Hours are flexible and training is provided.

Volunteers distribute magazines to over 50 sites for patients’ and visitors’ reading pleasure. A variety of current magazines are available. The Catharine Allison Library also sponsors a community book sale with proceeds going toward magazine subscriptions.

Volunteers rearrange funeral bouquets into smaller arrangements and place them throughout the facility for patients, families, residents and staff to enjoy. They also water and care for the plants in the building. In addition, committee members do holiday decorating throughout the facility.

Unusual and distinctive gifts may be purchased in the Glady D. Miller Gift Shop, which is managed and staffed by volunteers. The shop stocks a variety of gift items, collectables, home décor, crystal, entertaining accessories, stuffed animals, cards and candy, as well as fresh and artificial floral arrangements. Holiday items are a specialty. All proceeds are used to purchase hospital equipment and provide healthcare scholarships.

This service provides the community with information on Health Care Directives (living will) through informational sessions held at Winona Health. In addition, trained volunteers fill requests for speaking engagements with local organizations and service groups, as well as answer individual question.

Courier volunteers deliver and pick up mail for various departments and residents throughout the building.


(Lake Winona Manor, Senior Living at Watkins, Adith Miller Manor and Roger Metz Manor)

Manor volunteers have a variety of opportunities including: feeding residents, assisting residents with games, outings, crafts, Bible study, movies, music therapy, parties and other activities. Volunteers also visit residents on a one-on-one basis and escort residents to beauty shop appointments.

Volunteers staff the desk at the Hospital Entrance of the Winona Health campus Monday through Saturday. Volunteers greet patients and visitors, answer questions, offer directions, escort patients and visitors to desired locations, provide room numbers of patients for hospital visitors, deliver flowers and assist with other duties as needed.

Outpatient Reception volunteers manage the patient flow in the Outpatient Registration area. They work with the Admitting and Radiology departments. Duties include greeting patients, directing them to registration, answering questions, and monitoring the waiting area.

Volunteers assist our Chaplains in a variety of ways including helping with bible study, assisting with church services, and providing NODA (No One Dies Alone) services.

Volunteers work with the Valet staff at the Winona Health Clinic entrance information desk Monday through Friday. They greet patients and visitors, provide information as to where doctors/departments are located, answer questions, offer directions, issue vender name badges, and assist with other duties as needed.

This is a free service for those who live alone. Volunteers call Telecare clients daily, providing extra reassurance and comfort to clients and their families. If the person is unable to be reached at home, someone close to them will be contacted to check on them.

Hospice volunteers will visit with clients and families at home, in the hospital or at nursing homes and discuss ways they can assist. They visit and listen, assist with grocery shopping, read, play games, do light housekeeping and laundry.

In addition to the opportunities listed above, there are other specialty areas and new services frequently added. There are also a variety of special event fundraising committees.

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