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Why Volunteer?

Most volunteers donate their time because they want to help others and they enjoy the work. But a variety of other experiences await you:

  • New friendships
  • Active retirement years
  • New skills
  • Make a meaningful contribution to your community
  • Achieve a sense of accomplishment and the will to help

Volunteering at St. Agnes Hospital and the Fond du Lac Regional Clinic

At St. Agnes Hospital and the Fond du Lac Regional Clinic, men, women, college students, retirees and teenagers (minimum age of 14 years) from all walks of life give approximately three to four hours a week in volunteer service.

Currently, there are more than 575 active adult volunteers and 70 teen summer volunteers who work in many different areas. As a volunteer you will have the chance to choose from a variety of positions through the Volunteer Services Department. The tasks vary depending on the area you work in.

Some current opportunities include:

  • Patient Transport
  • Clerical Positions
  • Retail/Sales (Gift Shop, Café Coffee)


For more information on volunteer opportunities at St. Agnes Hospital or the Fond du Lac Regional Clinic, call (920) 926-4966.

Volunteering at Ripon Medical Center

The spirit of volunteerism at Ripon Medical Center began in 1941 when four women dreamed about starting a hospital auxiliary. More than 16,000 hours of volunteer service were given last year by men, women and students within the community who dedicated time to patients, associates and family members. Volunteering is both fun and challenging! people volunteer for a wide range of reasons.

For more information on volunteer opportunities at Ripon Medical Center, call (920) 745-3670.

Scholarships Available

Area high school seniors who plan to pursue a career in healthcare are invited to apply for scholarships offered by:


The purpose of these awards is to encourage students who have shown excellence in scholastic achievement and demonstrated an interest in the pursuit of a healthcare career.

Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers at St. Agnes Hospital

Volunteers are offering four $1,000 scholarships to eligible students who reside in the Agnesian HealthCare service area and plan to attend a college or university in preparation for a healthcare career. An additional $500 scholarship is being offered to eligible students meeting the above criteria and pursuing their education at a technical college.

Ripon Medical Center Auxiliary and The Foundation for Ripon Medical Center

Scholarships are offered by the Ripon Medical Center Auxiliary and the Arlene Fenner Family Endowed Scholarship Fund through The Foundation for Ripon Medical Center. Two $1,000 scholarships and one $500 scholarship are being offered to eligible students attending Green Lake, Markesan, Princeton or Ripon High Schools.

Waupun Memorial Hospital Gift Shop

In spring 2014, the Waupun Memorial Hospital Gift Shop, sponsored by Waupun Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, will award $1,000 scholarships to students entering or continuing in an accredited Bachelor of Science (BS) program in any human health medical field.

Call Volunteer Services at (920) 926-4966 with any questions. 


Volunteering at Waupun Memorial Hospital


Waupun Memorial Hospital offers many exciting opportunities to serve hospital patients and visitors by becoming an Information Desk volunteer. Volunteers can greet people as they enter the hospital, provide directions or escort them to their destination. They also assist in other areas to help ensure the flow of services benefiting our patients.

To learn more about volunteering at Waupun Memorial Hospital, call (920) 324-6559.
Waupun Memorial Hospital Auxiliary

Waupun Memorial Hospital's Auxiliary is an integral part of the organization. Each year the auxilians plan and implement community and fund-raising events, such as the Book and Bake Sale, Tour of Homes, Style Show and Card Party, and the annual Love Lights Ceremony. Proceeds raised at these events are used to enhance hospital services, assist the Samaritan Health Clinic at Waupun Memorial Hospital and provide scholarships to medical students. The Waupun Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is always looking for new members.

For more information about the Auxiliary, or to become a member, call Waupun Memorial Hospital at (920) 324-5581.

Volunteering at St. Francis Home

More than 100 adult and youth volunteers donate more than 700 hours every month at St. Francis Home. Some volunteers provide companionship and a friendly smile as "Friendly Visitors." Many deliver mail, pass trays at meals or assist residents with daily activities. Join our family of volunteers in our commitment to meet the changing needs of older adults. Become a St. Francis Home volunteer today and show your caring and compassion for others.

For more information about volunteering at St. Francis Home, call (920) 923-7980.

Volunteering at Hospice Home of Hope

The Hospice Home of Hope is a 12-bed residential facility, located on County Road K, that provides comfort care to individuals with a life expectancy of less than six months. Volunteers play a crucial role in supporting patients and families by offering assistance with personal cares, respite care, running errands, light housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation and emotional support. They also provide clerical assistance in the hospice office.

Agnesian HealthCare's Hospice Hope relies on volunteers of all ages to help provide comfort to patients in its traditional in-home hospice program, both in the Fond du Lac and Green Lake areas, as well as its new Hospice Home of Hope.

Giving just a few hours a week can make a difference to patients and families who are dealing with a life-threatening illness.

For more information about becoming a hospice volunteer, call (920) 924-4662.


How do I apply?

If you are interested in volunteering at any of our ministries, please fill out the following forms and turn in to the ministry where you would like to volunteer.

Volunteer Application

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