Volunteers of all ages and walks of life make a difference in the lives of our patients, visitors and staff. They find fellowship and fulfillment in helping others while honoring Mayo Clinic's primary value: The needs of the patient come first.
Our commitment and focus on patient care lead our efforts to seek volunteers who are:
A wide range of volunteer opportunities are available, including:
Greeting and welcoming patients and visitors
Helping patients and their families
Escorting patients to appointments
Offering comfort, encouragement and a smiling face while interacting with patients
Call us for additional information about volunteer opportunities.
Naeve Hospital Auxiliary, founded in 1906, is a group of volunteers that serves the patients and families of Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin. They raise funds for equipment, furnishings and patient care items. The Austin Hospital Auxiliary — formed in 1908 under the leadership of Mrs. R.S. Holmes — organized an auxiliary to the St. Olaf Hospital Association, which supports Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin today. The original membership was 17, and today has over 100 members.
Auxiliary volunteer opportunities include:
Cancer center in Albert Lea
Gift shop and holiday boutique sale
Volunteer shifts are flexible to fit busy schedules. All new volunteers attend a general orientation in addition to receiving specific training in their areas of service.