Volunteer with Hospice


Support and comfort during life-limiting illness.

Volunteer with Hospice

Volunteers are an integral part of the Hospice care team. They offer a gentle presence, a helping hand and a compassionate ear. Volunteers serve a variety of important functions. Whether running errands, preparing a light meal or sitting with a patient sharing a silent moment, Hospice volunteers provide care and companionship.

Make a difference as a hospice volunteer

Volunteers are an integral part of the Hospice care team. They offer a gentle presence, a helping hand and a compassionate ear.

Contact us to learn more about becoming a Hospice volunteer:
Call 651-232-3412 or send us an email

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Our greatest need

We welcome all who are interested in volunteering, but our current greatest needs include:
- Music volunteers
- Military veteran volunteers
- Male volunteers
- Weekend volunteers for our Pillars Hospice Home located in Oakdale

Qualified, caring volunteers

Our volunteers are very qualified, receiving 21 hours of training. They participate in classroom training twice a year, where they explore the physical, spiritual and emotional issues surrounding Hospice care. Volunteers also receive hands-on training provided by professional staff and are presented with on-going educational opportunities to strengthen and develop their skills.

Volunteers assist:

  • At grief and bereavement group sessions
  • As administrative volunteers

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteers are always needed in the following areas; however, specific duties may vary:

  • Home care volunteers
    Provide respite for caregivers
    Read, write letters, play cards or games
    Help shop for groceries and run errands
  • Bereavement volunteers
    Provide support to grieving families
    Provide telephone follow-up at scheduled intervals
    Assist at memorial services
    Serve as a grief support facilitator
  • Music volunteers
    Play musical instruments and sing (professional background not required) to provide enjoyment and relaxation
    Help create an environment that reduces stress and anxiety, manages pain and connects patients with favorite memories
  • Long-term care volunteers
    Offer emotional, spiritual and social support to patients in assisted living centers
    Accompany the patient to various activities or events within the care center
  • Pillars volunteers
    Assist staff with patient care needs
    Greet and welcome family members and visitors
    Assist with meal preparation and general household responsibilities
  • Administrative volunteers
    Help with mailings and special projects
    Assist with data entry and filing