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Care Center Volunteer Opportunities

Careers and Jobs | Care Center Home

 “Volunteering is a win-win situation, volunteers can brighten our lives in so many ways, and it’s nice to see that people really care and that people of all ages are giving back to their community.”

When you volunteer at Ramsey County Care Center, you become an integral part of the care team.  Volunteer opportunities are available seven days a week.  You will be placed in a position according to your interests and availability, orientation and training are provided.

pic of residentActivity Assistant
Minimum age 12
Bingo! Parties! Bowling! Come one, come all!   Assist Activity Staff at various structured activities i.e. bingo, monthly birthday party, concerts and special events.

Activity Leader
Minimum age 16 
Your in the lead, alone or with a couple of your friends run your own weekly or bi-monthly activity i.e. a baking or reading group, or a game of Bunco or balloon volleyball.

Minimum age 14  (younger if accompanied by parent)
Brighten someone's day by simply spending time with them. Provide companionship to an individual resident through regular visits i.e.: playing game/cards, taking them for a walk or simply talking with them

Canteen Clerk
Minimum age 15
Popcorn! Peanuts! Root Beer!  Assist residents, staff & visitors with purchases of snacks and gifts.

pic of residentClinic Escort
Minimum age 18
No one likes to go it alone.  Ride with a resident in the Medi-Van and sit with them in the waiting room at clinic appointments. No driving involved.

Dining Room Host/Hostess
Minimum age 14
Make mealtime more appealing! Help transport residents to and from the dining room, pass resident meal trays and assist with cutting of food.

Minimum age 18   (younger if accompanied by parent)
Dazzle the residents with your musical talent.  Play our piano or bring your own musical instrument during the day or evening.

Minimum age 18
Adopt a garden area on our grounds and maintain it through spring and fall. 

Minimum age 15
Pamper the ladies with a mini spa treatment by painting and filing their nails.  Supplies provided.

pic of resident w/catPet Therapy
Minimum age 16
Dogs and cats, bunnies and rats!  Bring your pet to visit and watch the magic as residents reminisce

Player Piano Operator
Minimum age 15
You don’t have to have any musical talent to play this piano.  Pump the piano with your feet and let the good times roll.

Therapy Transport Assistant
Minimum age 14 
Like exercise? Like to walk?  Then transporting residents to and from our in house therapy department is for you.  Get your tennis shoes on…ready, set go!

Apply to Volunteer Now!

You can now apply online through our secured application system.  It’s easy and fast.  In most cases we will contact you via email reply after we review your application and volunteer interests.  You can use the same online form to apply for an unpaid internship too.

NOTE: We recommend that you first read through the application questions and assemble your information before beginning.  You may want to draft any text field answers in a word processing program and copy/paste your answers into the spaces provided.  Please note that once you submit your application, you will not be able to access it or change it.  You should PRINT a copy of your application for your own records prior to submitting it if you want to keep your own copy.  Applicants who are under age 18 will need to have a parent or guardian complete a consent form.  This form will be given to you by the volunteer screener if we contact you  for an interview.

Apply Now Online!

If you prefer to apply using our paper application form, just download this form using the link below, complete the form and return it to the volunteer coordinator contact address listed on this page.

Ramsey County Volunteer Application paper form (PDF)


Call: 651-777-7486



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