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Hospice Volunteers

Hospice Volunteer in Minneapolis

Our goal is to provide excellent end-of-life support to each patient and family

Whether it’s providing companionship to a person in the final months or weeks of life, offering support to family members and caregivers, providing assistance in the office or helping with community outreach, the contributions of volunteers are an essential part of Interim HealthCare's Twin Cities Hospice Program.

Hospice volunteers are at the heart of our goal. Serving people at the end of life’s journey allows hospice volunteers in Minneapolis and St. Paul to make a difference to someone in need every day.

Are you ready to help those in need find peace?'

Click here to become a hospice volunteer

Being a hospice volunteer, is an intensely rewarding experience. Once you complete the required pre-training interview and orientation class, you'll be ready. Surviving family members or friends wishing to join the volunteer staff will be strongly encouraged to wait a minimum of one year following the death of their loved one.

As a volunteer, you will have access to ongoing educational opportunities to ensure you feel comfortable with your role. Hospice education covers:

As a hospice volunteer in the Twin Cities, you will be given the choice as to what types of things you want to do and how much time you want to contribute.

Typical volunteer responsibilities include:


Support for Patients:

  • A hospice volunteer in St. Paul reads to her new friendReading
  • taking walks
  • Writing letters
  • Visiting with pets
  • Bringing in music
  • Vigil sitting

Bereavement Support:

  • Hospice Volunteer helps her client make cookiesAssisting in support group
  • Memorial Service Participation
  • Office Work & Other
  • Assisting with mailings
  • Computer data entry
  • Administrative duties
  • Making special craft items
  • Baking

Support for Families:

  • Respite relief
  • Shopping and errands
  • Meal preparation
  • Light housekeeping
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...During the entire duration of her RN visit you could tell by her words, her actions, and her behavior that she wasn’t there because that was her job.  She was there because she genuinely cares and enjoys what she does and her heart was radiating on her sleeve.  I wanted you to know you did a great job picking her to be a part of our team.  I am very proud to call her my coworker and to be representing our company. 
Molly E.