Nurse/Nursing Student Volunteer

Weekly Wellness Clinic Duties:

  • Gather initial background information used to assess patient health needs
  • Interviews patients to evaluate health needs or environmental hazards in the homes
  • Respond to health questions; educate the public on preventive health measures
  • Measures patients’ temperature, blood pressure, pulse; record vital signs of patients
  • Assist in medication set ups at Parkway Gardens or Wilson Hi-Rise Wellness Clinic
  • Observe patients’ reactions to prescribed medication to manage the stable phase of chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension and/or tuberculosis
  • Maintains medical records and files on an Excel Spread Sheets

Wellness Clinics Schedule:

  • Tuesday Mornings: 9:00am-11:00am, Wilson Hi-Rise, 1300 Wilson Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55106
  • Tuesday Afternoons: 12:00pm-2:00pm, Parkway Gardens, 1145 Hudson Road, St. Paul, MN 55106

Benefits of Volunteering


  • Principles and practices of public health nursing
  • Learn about Living at Home Block Nurse Programs
  • Pharmaceuticals, side effects, and possible complications of use
  • Health counseling methods
  • Interview techniques and the methods used to gather data
  • First aid procedures


  • Assist Seniors to live safely and independently in their homes
  • Empower adults to live full lives while experiencing a chronic disease
  • Recognize adverse signs and symptoms in patients
  • Evaluate health needs and environmental hazards
  • Provide health counseling to patients and families
  • Conduct home visits and gather information
  • Take temperature and blood pressure readings
  • Develop health care plans in conjunction with other professionals
  • Make a difference in lives by supporting underserved and helping them to stay well in their home


  • Education: Enrollment in (or graduation from) accredited college with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
  • Experience: At least one semester of nursing school.  Licensed nurses are welcome.

Contact:  Carolyn Heim, Volunteer Coordinator (by phone or) email: