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Hospice volunteer opportunities

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Become a hospice volunteer: The life you change may be your own

To volunteer with Allina Health Hospice simply:

Volunteer quote

"I feel very positive about my experiences. I look forward to my volunteer time and have enjoyed working with so many wonderful people. This has been very grounding and valuable for me."

Mary, hospice volunteer

It is the little thing we do that make the biggest impact in the lives of others. As a volunteer you will be able to leave lasting impressions on hospice patients, their family and caregivers. Build your skills or share your talents with hospice patients in a variety of volunteer opportunities and the life you change, just may be your own.

Read how hospice volunteers made a difference for Earl Hadley and his family in Margaret's story.

Become a part of our team.
Call to learn more, in the
Twin Cities metro 612-262-7108
Hutchinson/Glencoe area 320-234-5031
New Ulm area 507-217-5111
Owatonna area 507-446-0936

Direct patient volunteers

Volunteers visit patients in private homes and residential care facilities. They provide companionship, respite for the family, help with errands or transportation, play board games, read to patients, provide a listening ear and a friendly presence. Other duties may include helping with life reviews, memoirs, walks, meal preparation, haircuts, manicures, letter writing or phone calls. We are also looking for certified volunteers to provide massage and pet therapy. Ten hours of free training, flexibility, ongoing support and education are provided.

To become a direct patient volunteer, complete and submit the direct patient volunteer application.

Residential hospice volunteers

Volunteers at the J.A. Wedum Residential Hospice play a special role with patients at the end-of-life, as well as their caregivers and family members. We are looking for friendly individuals to be the warm and welcoming face that all who enter the residence will see. Duties will include greeting and welcoming visitors, providing information about the facility, answering phones, delivering food and other items to residents, some light cleaning and companionship for patients and families. Volunteers at the residential hospice work in four hour shifts from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and are available seven days a week. Three hours of on-site orientation is provided after direct patient training is completed.

To become a residential hospice volunteer, complete and submit the direct patient volunteer application.

Support volunteers

Support volunteers help in ways that support the entire organization. Opportunities include volunteering in our St. Paul office helping out with administrative duties and can include, data entry, mailing projects, and project assembly. Scheduling for these opportunities are flexible. Other opportunities could include assistance in planning special events in our development department.

To become a support volunteer, complete and submit the support volunteer application.

Thrift store volunteers

The Care Connection Thrift Store, located in Glencoe Minnesota, is run entirely by volunteers to support the hospice services in the communities of Hutchinson and Glencoe. Volunteers are needed to receive, sort and price donated items, make sales, maintain merchandise displays and perform light housekeeping duties. Volunteers are needed during thrift store hours.

If you are interested in becoming a thrift store volunteer, pick up an application at the Care Connection Thrift Store or call 320-864-8007.

Volunteer wish list

  • Veterans to volunteer with other veteran patients
  • Volunteers available Sunday mornings
  • Volunteers available during the day, evenings and weekends
  • Pet therapist
  • Massage therapy volunteers
  • Hair dressers who can cut hair in the patient’s home
  • Musicians
  • Fund raising special events (golf tournaments, raffle, gala)*
  • Clerical volunteers to work in our St. Paul office on 280 and University*

*training not required for these volunteer opportunities

Current hospice volunteers:

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