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Service Learning for Nursing Students

Service Learning in the MANE Curriculum

Service Learning falls under the broader concept of experiential learning. Experiential learning means to learn by experience, for example, participating in a case study, practicing in lab, or in the clinical site where we work with real people.

Service Learning is more specific and, as defined by Robert Sigmon, “occurs when there is a balance between learning goals and service outcomes.” (Furco, 1996, p.2) The service provided not only is a learning experience for the student, but is a benefit to the organization and the clients it serves. The organization has the ability to cost effectively and personally serve more clients in a timely manner. 

Benefits to the students include a deeper understanding of their course content, a broader appreciation of their discipline, an enhanced sense of civic responsibility, and recognition of the need to advocate for vulnerable groups with unmet needs. The hands-on service is only the beginning of service learning. Reflection, during and afterwards, helps the student to see and use leadership tools (listening, empathy, awareness, conceptualization, foresight, community building) to promote social justice particularly related to basic human needs of health (Maslow’s Hierarchy). (Murray, 2013)

Furco, A. (1996). Service-learning: A balanced approach to experiential education. Expanding Boundaries: Service and Learning. Washington DC: Corporation for National Service, 2-6.

Murray, B. S. (2013). Service-learning in baccalaureate nursing education: A literature review. Journal of Nursing Education, 52 (11), 621–626.

As a requirement of your studies for the NHCC nursing program, 10 hours/semester, for a total of 30 hours for the program are required. These hours are assigned to specific courses and the services provided must relate to the course content.

  • 2750 – Nutrition sites related to food service and those in need of food
  • 2800 – Chronic and Palliative Care sites related to nursing care of the chronically ill
  • 2950 – Leadership sites related to community awareness and vulnerable groups of people



Service Learning Procedure  

Hours Documentation 

Getting Started  

Hearing & Vision Screenings   

2750 Service Learning Sites 

2800 Service Learning Sites 

2950 Service Learning Sites 

 If you have any questions please contact:
       Cindy Byholm in the Health Science Department - 763-424-0752 or cbyholm@nhcc.edu OR
       Katie Butler in the Nursing Department - 763-424-0759 kbutler@nhcc.edu



 Requirements for MANE nursing program

 10 hours of service learning required each semester (30 total for the program requirement) 

  • NURS 2750 10 hours of service learning; sites chosen from the 2750 pre-approved sites (below).
  • NURS 2800 10 hours of service learning; sites chosen from the 2800 pre-approved sites (below).
  • NURS 2950 10 hours of service learning, sites chosen from the 2950 pre-approved sites (below).

Please be aware of the following changes to your Service Learning requirements:

  1. The Service Learning hours must occur during the semester, not before or between, and not during summer or winter break.
  2. Service Learning hours may NOT be carried over from one semester to another.
  3. The Service Learning opportunities will be communicated through the Service Learning web site.
  4. Service Learning sites may be chosen from the list below, no exceptions.
  5. Time spent orienting to the service learning site does not count for hours.
  6. The Service Learning contract MUST be completed BEFORE beginning hours at the site.

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Service Learning Procedure:

  1. Choose from the following approved partners (listed below by course). Each site may have a different process, so please follow the Volunteer information on their websites to complete their requirements (may potentially include applications, background checks, informational interviews, or orientations). Be aware that some community partners may have a longer time commitment than is required for the course.
  2. Once you've scheduled your Service Learning experience with the site, notify Cindy Byholm at Cbyholm@nhcc.edu
  3. You will be asked to complete a liability contract at that time for our records. Liability contract link: Liability Contract for MANE Nursing Students. This MUST be done before you begin your hours at the location.
  4. Complete the hours at that location
  5. Community partner will enter your hours (see Hours Documentation) after completion.

We recommend beginning site orientation and scheduling service learning hours within the first few weeks of the course. Complete these hours earlier in the semester to save yourself the hassle of rushing to get the hours in at the last minute! The majority of hours should be completed prior to midterm; all hours are due week twelve of each course.

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Hours Documentation

 All community partners have an account with the college and will record your hours utilizing the web based reporting system (except Second Harvest, in which case you will need to secure their paper volunteer verification form).

Notifying Cindy Byholm (cbyholm@nhcc.edu) begins a work flow that ensures your hours are documented. Additionally, it is a good idea to print an activity log from the Service Learning main page and keep your own records. If you do not notify Cindy of your scheduled hours, the site will be unable to document your hours, and they may be void.  Please be aware that Service Learning hours may take a month or so to be uploaded, depending on the site and their procedure.   If your hours have not been uploaded, please contact Cindy Byholm at cbyholm@nhcc.edu and she will contact the site.

Do not contact the site directly about missing hours.

Students may verify their hours by following this link: Verify Service Learning Hours

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Getting Started

  1. Review your course assignment and requirements.
  2. Complete a liability contract.
  3. Select a site from the list available for your course and follow the site directions to schedule hours.
  4. Contact Cindy Byholm (cbyholm@nhcc.edu) and she will begin the process of hours documentation.
  5. Complete the service learning hours.

It is your responsibility to follow up with your sites to schedule your hours. Please ensure that future NHCC students will be valued and desired by our community partners. If you schedule hours, you must complete them or notify the site of any issues. Students will receive a PCRF if they fail to show for their scheduled hours.

If you have a suggestion for future service learning sites, feel free to email it to NursingSL@nhcc.edu with written documentation of your rationale, reasons and what you are proposing as a potential alternative. Your proposal will be considered and reviewed by the Nursing Department for future semesters.

You may not complete hours at a location that you are employed, even if that is an approved site.

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Hearing and Vision Screening Fall 2015

Hearing and Vision Screenings are required as part of your clinical experience, and do not count for service learning hours.

Watch this space for new screening opportunities as they become available.
Please notify cbyholm@nhcc.edu of your choice so your hours are properly documented. Do not contact these sites; all scheduling will be completed by Cindy Byholm.
The posting will be removed when filled.

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2750 Foundations of Nursing
 Nutrition and the Role of the Professional Nurse
 Students are required to complete a total of ten hours for this course.

 Brian Coyle Center  420 15th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Sara Denzer
(612) 876-9366
 Volunteer in the food shelf. The busiest times are Mondays (11:30am-2:00pm), Wednesdays (12:00pm-2:00pm), and the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month (8:30am-10:30am) for produce distribution.
 Neighborhood House  179 Robie Street East
St. Paul, MN 55107

Vanessa Edwards
(651) 789-2524


Food Market Assistant - volunteers interact with our amazing participants, many of whom are immigrants or refugees, when helping families shop in our free Food Market. In addition, sort and stock food from various generous donations when supplies are low.

Mondays-Fridays, 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm. Minimum commitment is four hour shifts. Available at Wellstone Center Food Market and Francis Basket Food Market.

To apply or learn more, please visit www.neighb.org and complete a Service Learning Application. Please specify your school, number of hours required, and your deadline for completion. Please note - we are not able to place volunteers immediately. Please plan ahead and allow time for your application to be processed, a phone interview to be conducted, and to attend orientation before your first volunteer shift.

Please contact Vanessa Edwards, Volunteer Coordinator, with any questions.


 ICA Food Shelf
Currently not accepting new volunteers.
 11588 K-Tel Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55343
Jayson Palm

 Volunteer in the food shelf. This is a general service where you fill in where they need you. The busiest times are Mondays (10:00am-4:00pm) Wednesdays (10:00am-4:00pm), Thursdays (10:00am-2:00pm), Fridays (10:00am-2:00pm), and Saturdays (10:00am-2:00pm).

This location is currently full and not accepting new students.










 Open Arms  2500 Bloomington Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Maria Kustritz
(612) 767-7330 
Meals on Wheels for people with life threatening diseases. Wednesdays and Fridays (11:00am-1:00pm), and Saturdays (9:30am-11:30am).
Loaves & Fishes  Carly Quintus

 We offer opportunities to prepare our meals as well as serve and clean up each meal. Required commitment minimum is one opportunity lasting 1-3 hours. Volunteers must be present throughout the entirety of the shirt.

To sign up, utilize the Sign Up Genuis at
www.loavesandfishesmn.org/index.html. Select the Volunteer option, and complete an individual application. A second volunteer button on this page will take potential volunteers to a page with regions of the metro to select from. The application must be complete and submitted before the first volunteer shift. The sign-up genius has all current opportunities listed by date, location, and task.

Once you've signed up for a site, you must email Cindy Byholm with the location of your experience.


 No longer accepted, as of 3/30/2016.








 People Serving People  Elle Janss
(612) 455-5214

Provide a meal service (breakfast, lunch, or dinner) to PSP guests and assist with clean up as necessary.  



  •  Breakfast (7:30am-9:00am) - four to six volunteers needed
  • Lunch (11:30am-1:00pm) - four to six volunteers needed on school days; on non-school days six to eight volunteers are requested.
  • Dinner (4:15pm-5:45pm) - six to eight volunteers needed








 Good in the Hood  Darrius H.

 Various assignments are available, including: child care, distribution of food, personal shopping, registration, serving hot meals.

 Opportunities available on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Volunteers work in shifts, either 12:00pm-4:00pm or 4:30pm-9:30pm.









 Amazing Grace Home
Metro Women's Center
This location is currently full and not accepting new students.

 Colleen Tronson
 (763) 533-8642











 Amazing Grace Home is a temporary, faith-based home for homeless pregnant women. Call to request an experience cooking dinner at this group home for pregnant teens (Fridley area). Be prepared to initiate conversation about healthy eating, both in general and during pregnancy.

This experience is daily from 4:30pm-8:30pm.

To sign up, contact Colleen and communicate your availability. She will let you know what will work for this location. Service hours are approved by Colleen.

This location is currently full and not accepting new students. 











 Union Gospel Mission  www.ugmtc.org/volunteer/individual
 Union Gospel Mission is a Christian ministry dedicated to serving the homeless, poor, and addicted in our community, by meeting physical, spiritual, emotional, and educational needs.

Approved opportunities at this location for 2750 are: kitchen helper, supper helper.
 Food Allergy Support Group of MN
 Big Quack Event
 Jodi Schulz

 Sunday, February 28th
 Available shifts: 3:00pm-5:30pm, 3:00pm-8:00pm, 6:00pm-8:30pm.

The purpose of this event is two-fold. First, it provides a safe, fun activity for families with food allergies. Secondly, it raises vital funds to ensure the continuance of FASGMN's programs that serve food-allergic individuals. We ask that volunteers please remember that this is an event for families dealing with food allergies, so there is a designated area to eat in. We also ask that you leave any food products containing nuts at home.

Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, registration and check in, help with some kiddie events, clean up, etc. Please ask for an assignment that will give you contact with participants.

The Big Quack event is hosted at the Waterpark of America (1700 American Boulevard East, Bloomington, MN 55425). The Waterpark of America provides their unique location and great staff members to make the event possible. All volunteers are responsible for their own transportation to and from the event.

Interested students may contact Jodi Schulz to sign up.








 North Hennepin Food Cupboard   

 Jamie Randall, Coordinator of Diversity & Multicultural Office

 Audua Pugh, Student Worker







Students will volunteer in the NHCC Food Cupboard.

Please contact Audua Pugh to schedule hours.  Audua.Pugh.5822@my.nhcc.edu











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 Maple Grove Hospital  www.maplegrovehospital.com/volunteer
 This location requires a six month commitment, and can be used for both 2800 and 2950 service learning requirements. For 2800 requirements, students should request to be part of the "Respite Volunteers" services, with an emphasis on visiting lonely or confused patients, and provide non-judgmental support and compassion to patients. To volunteer, complete an application at the website. Someone from the volunteer team will contact you to schedule an interview.
 Phoenix Residence  Rachel Koenigs
 (651) 294-7964
 Students should request to teach residents in an informal manner about chronic illness - diabetes, obesity, heart conditions, depression and coping skills, medications - all depending on client needs. Assist with personal hygiene and nutrition as needed. Provide non-judgemental support and compassion to patients. Student must complete a Mantoux test and orientation session, which includes vulnerable adult training, blood-borne pathogen training, and others as specified.


 Brian Coyle Center

Located at:
Pillsbury United Communities
 420 15th Avenue South
 Minneapolis, MN 55454






 Sara Denzers
 (612) 876-9366

Karena Gacek
 (763) 450-4207

 The difference between this service and the one recommended for NURS 2750 service learning is the educational piece, as it relates to illness. You will be provided a tool kit to teach clients about nutrition and diet changes as it relates to diabetes, heart failure, obesity, etc. 

The busiest times are Mondays (11:30am-2:00pm), Wednesdays (12:00pm-2:00pm), and every second and fourth Thursday (8:30am-10:30am) of the month for produce distribution.

You will need to contact both the food shelf (Sara) for service times, and then Karena Gacek for tool kit availability. You will need to coordinate between both parties for the best available date. If you choose to email, please copy Karena on all emails.


 Neighborhood House

Located at:
 179 Robie Street East
 St. Paul, MN 55107


 Christine Miller
 (651) 789-2539

 Karena Gacek
 (763) 450-4207

 The difference between this service and the one recommended for NURS 2750 service learning is the educational piece, as it relates to illness. You will be provided a tool kit to teach clients about nutrition and diet changes as it relates to diabetes, heart failure, obesity, etc. 

This site is a walk-in model, so it's hard to predict how many participants will attend the food market. The busiest times are Mondays (9:00am-11:00am), Fridays (9:00am-11:00am), and every first Thursday (9:00am-11:00am) of the month.

You will need to contact both the food shelf (Christine) for service times, and then Karena Gacek for tool kit availability. You will need to coordinate between both parties for the best available date. If you choose to email, please copy Karena on all emails.

 ICA Food Shelf

 Jayson Palm

 Karena Gacek
 (763) 450-4207

 The difference between this service and the one recommended for NURS 2750 service learning is the educational piece, as it relates to illness. You will be provided a tool kit to teach clients about nutrition and diet changes as it relates to diabetes, heart failure, obesity, etc. 

The busiest times are Mondays (10:00am-4:00pm), Wednesdays (10:00am-4:00pm), Thursdays (10:00am-2:00pm), Fridays (10:00am-2:00pm), and Saturdays (10:00am-2:00pm).

You will need to contact both the food shelf (Jayson) for service times, and then Karena Gacek for tool kit availability. You will need to coordinate between both parties for the best available date. Please copy Karena on all emails.


 Intrepid Hospice

Karen Cherwien, Volunteer Coordinator
 (651) 633-7899



 Offers students the opportunity to build relationships with hospice patients, assist patients in recording their life stories, and share the journey with patients as they approach the end of their lives. Volunteers work closely with the hospice team, and hospice staff are available to help volunteers process and learn from their experiences, as well as engage in conversations about vocational discernment.

Volunteers normally commit 1-2 hours each week, and are required to complete initial training, either individually or in a group setting. Schedules are flexible and are determined by volunteer availability. 


 Cottagewood Care Center

 Barb Nichols
 Activities & Volunteer Coordinator

 Volunteers will spend one on one time with residents; reading, playing cards, games, visiting, hand/nail care, walking with residents, assisting with household tasks, etc. There are many different options!

Shifts are an hour and a half, typically 10:00am-11:30am, 3:00pm-4:30pm. 


 Lake Ridge Care Center  Kim Brehmer
 (763) 404-4623
 This site is currently looking for 2-3 students. Volunteers will provide general assistance to residents, including help with daily tasks (eating, dressing, etc.), technology (i.e., computer games), reading the newspaper, etc. 
 Lifeworks http://www.lifeworks.org  
 This location requires a 20 hour commitment. Lifeworks is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving our community and people with disabilities, as we live and work together. Locations are throughout the metro area, and also include Mankato and Hastings.
 St Croix Hospice

 Karen Quammen
 Director of Volunteer Services
 (952) 956-6380

 This location is able to provide service learning opportunities in the area of companion/vigil visits with hospice patients. We have the ability to work with up to twelve or more students. Students would be required to go through two hours of training and have updated Mantoux tests. The schedule is very flexible, and would be scheduled around student and resident availability.
 People Incorporated Mental Health Services


 People Incorporated provides community-integrated services and support to people with mental illness. To sign up, visit the website and utilize VolunteerMatch.

 The Heathers Manor

This location is currently not accepting new students.

Stacy Ondov

 The Heathers Manor suggests these activities for volunteers:



  • Morning Stretch - Chair exercise leader (9:30am-10:30am)
  • Paraffin Hands + Trivia Assistant (Fridays, 10:30am-12:00pm)
  • Couples Luncheon - Host & Service (1st Thursday, 11:30am-1:30pm)
  • "Manor Gals" lunch service & community project assistant (4th Thursday, 11:30am-2:30pm)
  • Bingo Leader (Saturdays, 12:30-4:30pm)
  • Spa Day (nails and facials) + Bingo Leader (Tuesdays, 1:00-4:30pm)
  • Tie blanket/card making (Wednesday, Friday, and/or Sunday 1:00-4:30pm)
  • Group crossword leader (Monday, Thursdays 1:15pm-2:45pm)
  • Pokeno Leader (Thursdays 3:00-4:30pm)
  • Card & Game Players (Variety of dates and times) 


 Opportunity Partners

 Volunteer Manager
(952) 912-7454

 Opportunity Partners is a Minnesota nonprofit organization that works alongside people with disabilities to provide job training, employment, and residential support for people to live more independently, succeed on the job, and lead lives filled with purpose and meaning.
 Tradition  Christine
 Each level of care starts with specific services such as meals, housekeeping, laundry, and management of medication. The most comprehensive level is Advanced Care, bridging the gap between assisted living and nursing care.
 Brookdale Plymouth www.brookdale.com/communities/clare-bridge-of-Plymouth  
 Brookdale Plymouth provides Alzheimer's and dementia care for seniors and offers the promise of Daily Moments of Success. This community is dedicated to serving the special care needs of individuals living with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.
 Waterford Manor  

 Volunteers will assist in art programs, entertainment for special events, group games, working directly with seniors in Independent Living, assisted living, and memory care. Students will also be working one-on-one with independent projects that reflect life enrichment activities.

Previous experience working with seniors is required.


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Hadi Medical Clinic - Full, currently not accepting new volunteers.
Only 3 student will be accepted. Pre-approval by 2950 instructor, Linda Carlyon, is required. This site will close for the semester after three students accepted.
Hadi Medical Clinic is open to everyone in need of its service, regardless of race, faith, or socioeconomic status. The Clinic is only open Saturday mornings. Volunteers will provide check in and gather initial data for clinic patients (intake), and act as a clinic nurse to the volunteer physician/nurse practitioner.
6120 Brooklyn Blvd
Brooklyn Center, MN 55429  

Amazing Grace (Metro Womens Center)- Full, currently not accepting new volunteers.
Only 4 student will be accepted. Pre-approval by 2950 instructor, Linda Carlyon, is required. This site will close for the semester after that.
Amazing Grace is a temporary, faith-based home for homeless pregnant women. Topics to prepare for in an informal teaching style may include - nutrition during pregnancy, common discomforts in pregnancy, breast/bottle feeding options, parenting topics, growth and development of newborns, assist with school homework, coping skills, therapeutic conversation. (Review your text book to prepare.)
Location 11 - 66th Way, Fridley, MN 55432
Available hours are 3 - 7 pm most weekdays. Saturday hours may be available.
Sign up - Call Colleen Tronson 763-533-8642; tell her your availability and she will let you know what will work for them. Service hours are approved by Colleen.


Prodeo Academy
Tutoring our students in small groups for 1 1/2 hours one to four days per week. Help our students learn letters, numbers, and colors during tutoring sessions Monday through Thursday: 

    • Mondays and Tuesdays 8:30-10am
    • Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:40-11:10am

Riding the bus home with our students for 30-45 minutes at 4pm one to five days per week. 

Rick Campion
Executive Director
(612) 559-4881

Northwest Community Support Program
RESOURCE Chemical and Mental Health. Our Community Support Programs (CSP) serve people with serious and persistent mental illness. To volunteer in a CSP you must have knowledge or experience working with people with a mental illness. 3 month commitment. CSPs are also interested in one-time education sharing sessions – if you have a topic that you think may be of interest or a talent or hobby you’d like to share please contact us. Dates are usually on Tuesday or Friday afternoons. May work in groups of two for this activity.This is at the Crystal location.

At the North Minneapolis location the focus is on Chemical Dependency & Mental Health outpatient care. Students should prepare an 10-15 minutes informational session on an informational topic. Options may include: nutrition, exercise, coping with stress, conflict management, childhood growth and development, smoking cessation, importance of medication management and when to call a physician, etc. Students may also  attend client service appointments with permission. Hours are generally 9 - 1230, M-F. Some afternoons are also available.

Contact: Samantha Sleeman, CVA, CNP, Volunteer Program Manager, ssleeman@resource-mn.org, 612-752-80301


Neighborhood House

English Language Learner Teacher/Co-Teacher: Help immigrants and refugees learn English, no prior teaching experience necessary! Volunteer opportunities available for beginning to advanced levels. A minimum of 2.75 hours per week for 12 weeks is required. Training and resources provided. Classes: Monday-Friday 9-11am, 11:30am-1:30pm, 6-8:30pm. Must be 18+.  

Anders Ringdahl-Mayland


Project for Pride and Living
Project for Pride in Living, Inc. (PPL) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering low-income people to become self-reliant through integrated services. PPL’s wide range of volunteer opportunities lets you share your talents and expertise to strengthen our community. In single-day projects or regular involvement in the lives of youth and adults, PPL volunteers help people help themselves. 20 hour commitment required.
Elle Janss

Maple Grove Hospital

Requires a six-month commitment, and can be used for both 2800 and 2950. If a student has completed their volunteer hours here for 2800, they must request the new assignment/area for 2950. Request to be part of the "Respite Volunteer" services with an emphasis on Complete Leader Rounding, Emergency Department assistance and engaging lonely, or confused patients in conversation.

To volunteer, complete an application at www.maplegrovehospital.org/volunteer

Someone from the volunteer team will contact you to schedule a volunteer email within 1-2 weeks.


Youth Leadership Development & Tutoring 
Individuals, especially college students, can help American Indian youth from 7-12 years old with reading, math and homework, giving these kids the support they need to narrow the achievement gap. Required commitment - 3-4 months
Rica Rivera 

Union Gospel Mission

Union Gospel Mission is a Christian ministry dedicated to serving the homeless, poor, and addicted in our community. By meeting physical, spiritual, emotional, and educational needs, our Mission is changing lives!
Approved opportunities include: Hmong and Spanish interpreters, game room and open gym volunteer. http://ugmtc.org/volunteers/individual/


CLUES is Minnesota’s largest Latino-led nonprofit organization, founded in 1981. Today it serves over 10,000 Latinos, immigrants, and neighborhood-based clients throughout the Twin Cities area. With offices in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, its current mission is to "Improve the quality of life of Latinos in Minnesota". CLUES’ family-centric model of delivery focuses on empowering clients to live healthy lives and become economically self-sufficient. We realize our mission by eliminating barriers and providing access to resources and opportunities for clients through education, skill-building, training, and delivering behavioral health programs that lead to self-sufficiency and prosperity. Questions about volunteering or position availability? Interested in a specific opportunity? Fill out our Volunteer Application and send it to the Human Resources and Volunteer Program Coordinator at volunteer@clues.org. Download a printable version here.  Ask Caitlin for opportunities to work with family health and wellness, tutoring school age children, or assisting in behavioral health and coping.



St. Mary's Health Clinics - a variety of locations throughout the Twin Cities

St. Mary's Health Clinics provide health care to low-income, uninsured individuals and families. These are active clinics where students have direct contact with patients, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physicians. This site requires a 4 month commitment, but would prefer 6 months. Orientation will be about 4 hours during an afternoon. (approximately 1230 - 1650) You will need your own transportation to get to the clinics. No vehicle is required to volunteer at the main office, located on the Campus of St. Catherine’s in St. Paul. There are three choices:
1. Admissions
The admissions volunteer duties include greeting patients and preparing their medical records, as well as other non-medical duties. This is supported by the Clinic Manager at all times either by on-site training and support or by pager. The student is required to commit to serving 2 times/month. Hours are either 1200 - 1630 or 1300 - 1630.

2. Interpreters
The volunteer interpreter communicates with patients in their native language for the purpose of sharing information between the patient, their family, and the health care staff in the clinic. The interpretive needs for the St. Mary’s Health Clinics patient is Spanish. While no special training is necessary, an understanding of medical terminology is beneficial. A brief conversation to confirm your abilities will be done over the phone. After training the student is required to serve at least once a month. Hours are 0900 – 1230, 1230 - 1700, or 1330- 1700, depending on the location.

3. Office help
Volunteers in the main office do a variety of essential tasks, like communicating with nurses and patients, assisting our Community Health Worker, and helping with special projects. Please feel free to contact us for current needs. No vehicle is required for office work.(Remember NHCC nursing students need some kind of client contact.)

Contact Elisabeth Miller by email: emiller@stmarysclinics.org

See http://stmaryshealthclinics.org/  for more info on the clinics.


Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches - GMCC - Services for American Indians
This is an opportunity to tutor youth grades 1-12 on Monday and Tuesday from 5 - 7 pm. To sign up go to gmcc.org/volunteer and choose the Youth Leadership Development Program. A 4 month commitment is required. Individuals, especially college students, can help American Indian youth from 7 - 12 years old with reading, math and homework. For more information, contact: Rica Rivera at 612-279-6303.

North Hennepin Nursing Lab
Volunteer serves in a acting role to facilitate lab/simulations for other students in 2700, 2800, and 2900. You may not volunteer for the lab/simulation in which you are the student, but you can volunteer for Days if you are an E/W student and vice versa. As the actor you will prepare to be knowledgeable of the diagnosis, setting etc. to assist the student in thinking critically through the learning experience.
Opportunities occur various days of the week and weekends. Contact:  Pam Kirk or Nancy Hengy for availability and approval of hours.

Ginew/Golden Eagle
The mission of the Ginew/Golden eagles program is to help American Indian youth strengthen and develop life skills, which will give them the knowledge to make healthy choices. Information sharing with students about nutrition, exercise, health promotion, drug & alcohol prevention is welcome. This site has many required, but very informative links that should be read prior to going to this site. http://www.maicnet.org/programs/ginewgolden-eagle/
Opportunities are available Monday 5:15 - 7:30 pm, Tuesday 5:15 - 7 pm and  Wednesday/Thursdays 5:15 to 8 pm.
Contact: Clay Hagen chagen@maicnet.org

Dorothy Day Center -
Catholic Charities has served the poorest and most vulnerable members of our community. We continue to adapt and respond to the needs of the community and focus our attention where it is most needed. With the support of our donors, advocates and volunteers, we seek to prevent poverty before it takes hold, meet basic needs in times of crisis, and create pathways out of poverty.
Select Individual Volunteer Activities or Service Learning. There is a drop down box with specific activities to sign up for.

Minnesota Early Learning Design (MELD) - This has been filled for Spring 2016
Set up and conduct a Vision and Hearing Screening for 150 elementary students at MELD. This opportunity is available for 6 students. Pre-approval by 2950 instructor, Linda Carlyon, is required. This is a required activity that we MUST fulfill.
Students will work as a team to screen the children in an orderly fashion, check out the needed equipment from our lab, ensure a documentation form is used, run the testing and inform the school nurse which students did not pass the testing. Review of the vision and hearing screening process and information is required prior to running the screening.
Date January 29. Set timing with Dean Kephart
dkephart@distincitveschools.org and the school nurse.

Mending Project
Opportunity for 2 - 3 students to serve your class by presenting in 2950, April 19 at 0900 and 1800, the information learned from the MENding Project Presentation. Attend and help with the logistics of the presentation at St. Joseph the Worker church, 7180 Hemlock Lane North, Maple Grove, MN 55369. Arrive for this event at 6:30 pm Thursday, April 14. Ask for Mr. Patrick Farrelly when you arrive. Assist with logistics to set-up, welcome attendees, and clean up. Listen to the lectures and present the information to your peers on the April 19th.  http://www.menaspeacemakers.org/mendingproject   Please contact Cindy Byholm to be included in this opportunity. 2 SL hours for the 14th (approved by Mr. Farrelly) and an additional for hour for presenting on the 19th (approved by Linda Carlyon).


Immigrant and Refugee Community Asset Fund - Multicultural Resource Fair
Multicultural Resource Fair on April 14th. The resource fair is hosted by Immigrant and Refugee Community Asset Fund Committee which is a part of Anoka County Children and Family Council. The theme of the resource fair will focus on health and wellness. There will be story time and crafts for children.

Date:                   Thursday, April 14th, 2016
Time:                   10:00am-12:45pm
Location:              Blaine Human Service Center, 3rd floor
                            1201 89th Avenue NE Blaine, MN 55434

 There is going to be another resource fair on June 2 focusing on safety for families during the summer and The Enitan Story is going to help with the planning together with Alexandra House. I will be glad to share more details on the planning for your students to participate. You must sign up by Tuesday, April 12th. Please contact Katie Butler for the application.


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