Even the Smallest Things with Great Love

Our volunteers are as much a part of the Saint Therese landscape as our residents, families, visitors and employees. We rely on and value the countless hours and dedication of the many individuals and groups who support our mission by volunteering in our communities. What may seem like a small gift of your time and talents makes an immeasurable difference in so many lives. 

At Saint Therese, we offer a wide array of volunteer opportunities:

  • Be a friendly visitor – make someone’s day extraordinary through reading out loud, writing letters, helping with social media or simply visiting in our beautiful gardens and patios.
  • Help with special events such as parties, picnics or concerts.
  • Share your musical talents. 
  • Visit residents as a registered pet therapy team.
  • Escort residents to and from activities and services. 
  • Be creative! Lead an arts and crafts, writing, sewing or discussion group.
  • Provide hospitality services in reception areas.
  • Tend to community gardens.
  • Play bingo.
  • Volunteer in the gift shop.
  • Join the Saint Therese Auxiliary at Saint Therese of New Hope. 


Explore Opportunities and Apply
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Saint Therese. Please review our opportunities and application links below.

Individual Commitment

Volunteer opportunities vary within our communities. To apply online, select a location below. If you are able to volunteer at more than one community, please indicate preferred locations on your application.

Saint Therese at Oxbow Lake – Brooklyn Park, MN

Saint Therese of New Hope – New Hope, MN

Saint Therese of Woodbury – Woodbury, MN

Saint Therese at St. Odilia – Shoreview, MN

Ascend Rehabilitation – Locations vary

Corporate Office Volunteer – Saint Louis Park, MN

Event Support

Saint Therese hosts events onsite at each of our communities as well as large-scale fundraising events hosted by the Saint Therese Foundation. Event support volunteers lend a hand on and before the day-of with various tasks, including: event preparation, set-up or tear down, serving refreshments and more. Be sure to list any special skills or talents you are willing to share!

Click here for the event volunteer application.

Groups, Teams and Organizations

Volunteer groups bring energy, enthusiasm and fun to Saint Therese! We welcome all volunteer groups, including youth groups, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, church groups, school clubs and teams, corporate teams, gardening clubs and more. For one-time group volunteer service, please submit a group volunteer application. We’ll contact you and help facilitate a rewarding service opportunity. And keep in mind, we’re best able to accommodate group applications submitted four weeks prior to the date your group wishes to volunteer.

Click here for the group application.


Internships, Service Learning and Job Shadowing

Therapy Shadowing: Saint Therese welcomes students to learn more about our rehab and wellness division: Ascend Rehabilitation. Clinical therapy students who are seeking opportunities to shadow physical, occupational or speech therapists to fulfill academic requirements or to gain experience may complete and submit an Ascend Rehabilitation volunteer application.

Internships and Service Learning: individuals seeking internship opportunities may submit an Individual volunteer application indicating their preferred location(s). Please note your program of study and area of interest on your application. We’ll call you to talk about next steps.


Current volunteers: please log in here.

Please contact us with questions about volunteer opportunities with Saint Therese.