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Our Volunteers

Tri-County Health Care's goals are best accomplished through the active participation of volunteers that live and work in the communities we serve.

Your Work Makes a Difference

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

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at Tri-County Health Care, please contact the Foundation executive director, Ryan Damlo. You may also use the link below to complete an online volunteer application.

Ryan Damlo
Foundation Executive Director
Tri-County Hospital Volunteers
415 Jefferson Street North
Wadena, MN 56482

Volunteer Application

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Current Volunteer Opportunities:

Caring Heart Boutique

Some of the volunteer's duties and responsibilities include:

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

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

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.


Each of the newborn babies at Tri-County Health Care receive a knitted hat as a welcome gift to the world. Prayer shawls are also 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 yarn 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.

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 facilitate 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

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

Ryan Damlo
Foundation Executive Director

TCHC Volunteers