If you're looking for a way to give back to patients, staff or the community, we have two opportunities for you to explore: Volunteer Services and Gundersen Partners, a membership-based group.
At Gundersen, our volunteers are love in motion—and an integral part of our healthcare team. Whether you wish to explore a health career, want to become better connected to the community or yearn to stay active in retirement, we have opportunities for you. Choose from positions, such as:
- Volunteer Transport Services
- Cancer Center volunteer
- Emergency department volunteer
- Gift Shop volunteer
- Patient companion
There are many more roles and new opportunities arising daily. We're happy to discuss placements that would suit you best.
To start the application process, please complete the interest form that pertains to you. A member of our staff will reach out to discuss your interests. We'll also use this time to set up a 30-minute pre-interview to further discuss your skills and schedule.
We ask that you commit to six months of service as our patients and staff depend on our support.
There’s a lot to be gained by offering your time as a hospice volunteer. Prospective volunteers must complete a 12-hour training. Various topics on end-of-life care and bereavement will be discussed.
Is the schedule flexible?
Absolutely. We ask that volunteers commit to six months of service but, within that, we are flexible with your schedule. Some volunteers have weekly shifts and others come in for special projects. There are diverse volunteer opportunities for everyone.
Is it safe to volunteer in a healthcare building right now?
Your safety–and the safety of those we serve–is of the utmost importance. We have many precautions in place that will make you feel at ease within our walls.
Are COVID-19 vaccinations a requirement for volunteering?
Yes, being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is a requirement for volunteering at Gundersen Health System. This keeps you and our patients as safe as possible.
In addition to the personal rewards of giving back, you'll enjoy these benefits:
- Annual appreciation and recognition event
- Complimentary meal while on duty
- Discount in the La Crosse Campus Gift Shop
- Free health screening during orientation
- Gundersen training and development courses
- Health career exploration
- Job skill enhancement
- Seasonal flu shots
- Use of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for counseling support
- Use of Gundersen's medical library services
For more information about becoming a volunteer, see our Volunteer Intake Process.
You’re invited to honor, thank or remember someone special through the purchase of a Love Light this holiday season. Love Lights adorn a tree in the La Crosse Clinic to symbolize your recognition of those important people in your life. Upon request, an acknowledgement card is sent to the person being honored or to the family of a loved one.
Located on the La Crosse Campus, the Gift Shop is a program and fundraising hub for Gundersen Partners. Inside you’ll find unique gifts, fresh-cut floral arrangements, greeting cards, newborn gifts, boxed candies and more. Proceeds are dedicated to enriching patient and family care at Gundersen Health System.
Please call the Gundersen Partners Office to learn more about becoming a member.
To make a donation to support Gundersen Partners, please call our office or use the online form.