Hennepin Health ?Wellness Wednesday? Event Volunteer


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Grain Exchange Building400 South Fourth Street, Suite 201Minneapolis, MN 55415


Purpose of Role: Hennepin Health provides health care coverage to Hennepin County residents who are enrolled in a Minnesota health care program. Hennepin Health is a nonprofit, state-certified health maintenance organization that contracts with the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Hennepin Health enrollees are invited to participate in a monthly health education presentation/event called "Wellness Wednesdays" held in the walk-in service center at Hennepin Health. Topics range from substance use disorder to dental benefits to community resources. The volunteers would be assisting the staff who plan and run the events with day of needs to ensure the event runs smoothly and enrollees are taken care of.

Primary Responsibilities: Responsibilities will vary at each event and may include but aren’t limited to:

  • Helping set-up event and presentation
  • Greeting attendees and guiding them where to go
  • Answering basic and general questions
  • Passing out and making sure supplies, food, giveaways, information is fully stocked
  • Helping clean-up of event


  • Dependable and realizable
  • Friendly, welcoming, and outgoing
  • Respect and confidentiality for attendees
  • Openness and willingness to help and interact with diverse group of attendees from all walks of life
  • Willing to be flexible and open to do whatever is needed as well as taking direction well
  • Must be 18 years or older and pass a standard background check

Time Commitment and Location:

  • Wellness Wednesdays are the last Wednesday of the month from 1-3pm. Volunteers would need to be available 12:00pm-3pm.
  • Ability to attend at least 4 events per year
  • Location: Grain Exchange Building, 400 South Fourth Street, Suite 201, Minneapolis, MN 55415

Supervision: Volunteer is supervised by Hennepin Health Wellness Wednesday organizers as well as a Coordinator of Volunteers.


  • Volunteers gain experience assisting staff in a county government health & human services department.
  • Volunteers will be gain knowledge about the health care field
  • Volunteers experience the positive feelings of being able to contribute to the mission of Hennepin County
  • Volunteers have the opportunities to meet other collaterals from various disciplines of practice.
  • Volunteers can be reimbursed for mileage and parking expense pertaining to the assignment if requested
  • A letter of recommendation can be written upon request after completion of project
  • Opportunities to receive free entrance to Science Museum and Omni Theater throughout the year
  • Opportunities to participate in free Hennepin County trainings throughout the year.
Contact for questions and/or to apply:
612-348-9900 or hsph.vcpp.volunteer@hennepin.us


  • Event Management
  • People Skills
  • Healthcare
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Customer Service
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Attend 3-4 events per year. Wed 12:30-3:30pm.

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