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Volunteers are the heart of Heart of America. They wrest smiles from Care Center and Haaland Estates residents. They bring calm to clinic and hospital patients. They ease burdens for busy staff. They sit quietly with the dying and provide comfort for the living. Volunteers are involved in just about every aspect of operations at HAMC and we wouldn’t want it any other way.
Work awaits
If you’re looking for a meaningful volunteer experience, Heart of America Medical Center and Haaland Estates are the places to be. Volunteer opportunities include: Greeting visitors, assisting with Care Center activities, providing hair care, reading and writing with residents, providing plant and flower care, playing music, assisting with church services, sitting with Hospice patients, making popcorn, assisting with transportation, playing Bingo, working in the Heart to Heart Gift Shop.
Sign Up
Volunteer Services Director Shelley Block processes volunteer applications, orients volunteers to their jobs, and records volunteer activities. You can apply online using this link, pick up an application form in the Volunteer Services Office, or request an application by calling 701-776-5455 ext. 2315.
HAMC Auxiliary
All volunteers become members of the HAMC Auxiliary. In addition to providing volunteer services, Auxiliary members raise money in support of HAMC and Haaland Estates. Over the years the Auxiliary has raised tens of thousands of dollars for medical equipment, furnishings for public areas, and a multitude of other needs. Annual Auxiliary fundraisers include the Fall Bazaar, Tree of Giving, Singing Valentines, and Spring Salad Luncheon. The Auxiliary also operates the Heart to Heart Gift Shop.
Hospice
Heart of America Hospice volunteers provide service based on the specific needs of patients and their families. They may help with housekeeping, laundry, meals and running errands. They may be asked to provide companionship, spiritual support or to help with letter writing, reading and encouraging hobbies. They also provide respite, reassurance, support and listening ears for family members. Volunteers who have direct contact with hospice patients are required to attend a hospice training session. Heart of America Hospice pays for the training and ongoing education.
VolunTeens
HAMC VolunTeens, ages 12 to 18, perform many of the same services as adult volunteers. Teens do most of their volunteering when school is out; those who volunteer at least 15 hours are rewarded with a pizza party at the end of the summer. To learn more Download the Volunteen Handbook. Application forms are available from Volunteer Services Director Shelley Block, 701-776-5455 ext. 2315.
Good Samaritan Health Services Foundation
Most of the volunteer work of the GSHS Foundation happens in the boardroom, but at least twice a year the Foundation board of directors and volunteers get out and do some serious fundraising with two fun events, the Charity Golf Classic and the Greatest Needs Gala. If you're interested in helping with these events, contact Foundation Director Cathy Jelsing at 701-776-5455, ext. 2149.
Recognition
Each year HAMC/Haaland Estates recognizes volunteers for all their hard work with a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. Awards are given, including HAMC’s Volunteer of the Year. On the state level, Heart of America Care Center has produced more than one North Dakota Long Term Care Association Volunteer of the Year. More information can be found on the NDLTCA's website.
Help raise funds
Help raise funds
Get patients rolling
Get patients rolling
Cheer on golfers
Cheer on golfers
Get the mail out
Get the mail out