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Give the Gift of Giving Back this Holiday Season

Volunteering makes an immeasurable difference in people's lives. Your actions, big or small, can help others and benefit your health.


What are the benefits of volunteering?


Improves physical and mental health

Volunteering reduces stress and increases positive, relaxed feelings by releasing dopamine. Reduced stress further decreases the risk of some physical and mental health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, depression, anxiety and general illness.


Provides a sense of purpose and teaches valuable skills

Look for ways to give your time and talent in areas you find meaningful.


Nurtures new and existing relationships

People volunteer for different reasons, yet all volunteers share a common desire to improve the health and welfare of people in their communities.


Increases life satisfaction and self-esteem

At Mayo Clinic Health System, volunteers serve a number of roles, such as greeters, waiting room attendants and helping guide patients. Some use their craft skills to make prayer shawls, blankets, sweaters and hats that are given to newborn babies and patients with cancer.

Interested in joining Mayo Clinic Health System's team of volunteers?  It’s easy – sign up here.

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Get Connected

There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities in our community. Check with local nonprofit organizations, such as the United Way of Mower County. Get Connected

Looking for volunteers for your organization?

The Mayo Clinic Cares Program connects Mayo Clinic staff with area nonprofit organizations needing volunteers. Learn more about the program and how to post your volunteer needs.

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