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MN Responds

Are you a licensed healthcare person who is willing to help your community in an emergency?

Medical volunteers may be needed at the hospital or care center during public health emergencies such as infectious disease outbreaks. We are asking that all people interested in volunteering register with Minnesota Responds, a national initiative to coordinate and mobilize volunteers during an emergency. Pre-registering volunteers is critical and MN Responds provides the structure to do this. 

Register now

For a paper copy registration form contact the MN Responds local administrator, Jim Wiinanen at 387-3059.

Volunteer Opportunities at the Care Center

North Shore Care Center has an active Volunteer Program with over 70 volunteers sharing their time and talents with residents throughout the year.

Volunteers assist residents and staff in many ways with crafts, baking, gardening, exercise groups, sing-a-longs, games, music, dances, and outings in the community.   Some volunteers prefer one on one time with residents to read, play cards, do a puzzle or a computer project.

Volunteer opportunities are available for all ages.   Please contact the Activity Department 218- 387-3518 or email Belinda Hudler - Activities Director  at

Specific needs:
  • Thursdays at 2 pm for Bingo
  • Friday's at 9 am for Manicures
  • Speakers for small group sessions. i.e., travel, local history, story telling.

The Care Center is a Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) site. Currently 20 RSVP volunteers work at the Care Center monthly. For more information about RSVP, contact Jan O'Donnel at 218.834.2280 ext 108 or email:

Thanks Volunteers for all that you do!
North Shore Health
515 5th Ave West
Grand Marais, MN 55604
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Call us at 218-387-3040218 387 3040
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All Visitors for the Hospital patients
and Care Center residents
must call 218-387-3040
to schedule an appointment.

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