Volunteers

University of Minnesota EMS Volunteers provide emergency medical care to people at a number of scheduled events on the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities campus. We may be helping, fans, coaches, players or others attending events on campus. In addition, as a part of the Department of Emergency Management, UMEMS members may be called upon to assist local EMS agencies in times of disaster. Volunteer EMTs may also assist UMEMS staff in teaching CPR, First Aid or even EMT class sections.

To volunteer for UMEMS, you must be an EMT or Paramedic, certified with the Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB). You must commit to a minimum number of events/hours per quarter, as well as participation in Team Meetings/Training.

UMEMS offers many benefits to its volunteers:

  • Continuing education and refresher courses
  • Event food vouchers
  • Free parking while working events
  • Opportunities to gain experience and teach EMS

As a volunteer, your time at UMEMS is logged with the Minnesota EMSRB, qualifying you for service credit toward the Cooper-Sams Volunteer Ambulance Award. Each service credit (per year) is currently valued at $447.19. Upon at least age 50 and resignation from volunteer EMS in Minnesota, and with at least 5 service credits, you can claim this award in a lump-sum payment.

If you are not a certified EMT and would like to become certified, please check out our upcoming courses.

Volunteer Orientation

UMEMS holds at least two orientations per year: one in the fall and one in the spring.

UMEMS is always looking for volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering with the team, you can fill out the volunteer application.

Potential volunteers at the time of application must be certified MN Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), current in BLS CPR, have a valid driver's license and all volunteers must be able to commit to a minimum of 1 year of active service. NOTE: International Students who do not have a driver’s license may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

If you are not a certified EMT and would like to become certified, please check out our upcoming courses.

UMEMS offers many benefits to its volunteers:

  • Continuing education and refresher courses
  • Event food vouchers
  • Free parking while working events
  • Opportunities to gain experience and teach EMS