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Red Coat Runner

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Fargo VA Health Care System

  • 1 person is interested

The Fargo VA is seeking to recruit volunteers willing to serve our Veterans during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The Red Coat Runner program is a hybrid program combining two essential positions: patient escort (Transport) and patient greeters.

Essential Duties of the Red Coat Runners:

-Greet Veterans and guests who've completed COVID Screening and assist them with the centralized check-in process
-Work with Medical Support Assistants (MSA) to ensure patient waiting rooms conform to social-distancing guidelines
-Escort Veterans and guests to appointments when appropriate to ensure timeliness
-Provide wayfinding directions as needed
-Utilize the kiosk to help check Veterans in for their appointments
-Respond to requests for patient transports from various departments
-Transport lab specimens to laboratory for processing
-Routinely sanitize wheelchairs after Veteran use with provided cleaner

This exciting and fast-paced opportunity will require volunteers whom are energetic, patient-centered, flexible and have excellent verbal communication skills.

This position also requires that volunteers are capable of standing for extended periods and able to push a wheelchair.

*As this is considered a direct-patient contact position, Volunteers are required to wear both a face mask and face shield (both provided by VA)*

Current openings:
Monday 8am-12pm AND/OR 11pm - 3pm
Tuesday 8am-12pm AND/OR 11pm - 3pm
Wednesday 8am-12pm AND/OR 11pm - 3pm
Thursday 8am-12pm AND/OR 11pm - 3pm
Friday 8am-12pm AND/OR 11pm - 3pm

*The Fargo VA has a 50 hour lifetime volunteer requirement, and all volunteers must pass a background check, submit to a TB test, and obtain a flu shot prior to volunteering.

2 Shifts

  • 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM
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About Fargo VA Health Care System


2101 Elm Street N, Fargo, ND 58102, US

Mission Statement

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans.


Since 1929, VAMC Fargo has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. We consider it our privilege to serve your health care needs in any way we can. Services are available to more than 89,000 veterans living in North Dakota, Minnesota, and South Dakota.

Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Veterans & Military Families


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts


2101 Elm Street NFargo, ND 58102



  • Customer Service
  • Hospitality
  • People Skills




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One four-hour shift per week M-F depending on availability. Opportunities for on-call shifts as desired.
  • As this is a direct-patient contact position, Volunteers are required to wear a face mask AND face shield (both provided by VA).

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