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Volunteers are an important part of Tri-County Health Care (TCHC). Volunteers with cheerful tact, poise, a cooperative attitude and conscientious approach will long be remembered by patients, staff and other volunteers.

The volunteer is a public relations specialist and the achievement of Tri-County Health Care's goals can best be accomplished with the active participation of volunteers that live in the communities we serve. Tri-County Health Care accepts and encourages the involvement of volunteers in a variety of areas.

Currently, we have many dedicated, caring individuals volunteering to help improve the quality of health care in our communities in the areas of:


Each of the newly born babies at Tri-County Health Care receive a knitted hat as a welcome gift to the world. And, prayer shawls are given to our end of life patients as a gift of comfort. Volunteers are essential in ensuring an adequate supply of caps and shawls. The volunteers use yard and patterns they pick up from Tri-County Health Care. When the projects are finished, volunteers are asked to return the finished products to the Tri-County Health Care welcome desk.

Nursing Services

Volunteers in the nursing service area are an important service to the organization. Some of the nursing service volunteer responsibilities include:

  • Delivering snacks to patients
  • Providing fresh drinking water and other beverages
  • Assisting with setting up and distributing patient meals
  • Visiting Swing Bed patients
  • Delivering plants and flowers

Same Day Surgical Waiting Room

The Same Day Surgical Waiting Room volunteers help families be comfortable while they wait for their loved one in surgery. The volunteers facilitiate communication between the surgeon and family and relay information to waiting family and friends.

Some of the volunteer's duties and responsibilities include:

  • Delivering snacks to family/friends of surgical patients
  • Pick up coffee from dietary for waiting room
  • Mailing outpatient surveys
  • Collecting, sorting and delivering mail
  • Labeling and distributing magazines

Gift Shop

Some of the volunteer's duties and responsibilities include:

  • Greet customer
  • Check out purchases
  • Make change
  • Stock shelves
  • Mark items with price
  • Light cleaning

Diagnostic Imaging

The volunteers in the Diagnostic Imaging department provide comfort and care to patients receiving Diagnostic Imaging services.

Some of the duties and responsibilities include:

  • Sitting with patient while testing
  • Transporting clinic patients to and from Diagnostic Imaging department
  • Watching small children for patients having exams


VolunTEEN is a special teenager who volunteers at Tri-County Health Care giving patients, visitors and staff a helping hand. The VolunTEEN's cheerful tact, poise, cooperative attitude and conscientious approach to his/her task will be long remembered by the patients, staff and other volunteers.

Some of the duties and responsibilities of the VolunTEEN include:

  • Providing fresh water and beverages to patients and visitors
  • Delivering flowers and watering plants and flowers in patient rooms when necessary
  • Visiting Swing Bed patients
  • Talking, reading or visiting with patients
  • Spending special time with pediatric patients
  • Running errands

VolunTEEN application

Information Desk

Volunteers are vital to the success of our information desk. Volunteers assist patients and visitors with questions and give them directions as needed.

Cardiac Stress Testing

Volunteers are available to assist patient at the monthly Pacemaker Clinic. They also escort patients to and from their Cardiac Rehabilitation appointments.

Auxiliary and Special Committees

Volunteers are essential to the success of the Tri-County Health Care Auxiliary and other committees. The Auxiliary team meets the third Monday of every month in the Wesley Room of Tri-County Health Care. Projects include the annual Holiday Auction and other fundraisers.

Download volunteer application

Tri-County Health Care Volunteers

Contact Us

Janet Wiedewitsch
Staffing Coordinator

Tri-County Hospital Volunteers

415 Jefferson Street North

Wadena, MN 56482

Phone: 218.632.8780