Volunteer opportunities

Hospice volunteer opportunities

Volunteering with hospice has many rewards for you as well as the patients and families that we serve right here in the Owatonna community. We offer a variety of opportunities utilizing your special talents and skills.

Direct patient volunteers

Hospice volunteers are sensitive, respectful and caring individuals with a desire to help patients and their families. There are numerous ways that volunteers can help, such as staying with a patient while a caregiver has a chance to take a break, visiting, or doing errands for the family.

Being a hospice volunteer enables you to help others at a special time in their life, build your skills, and experience a great deal of self satisfaction. Eighteen 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.

Volunteer wish list

  • hospitality greeters at Homestead House
  • meal servers at breakfast and lunch for patients at Homestead House
  • meal delivery from Owatonna Hospital to Homestead House
  • bakers at Homestead House
  • certified pet therapists
  • certified massage therapists
  • certified music therapists.

Current hospice volunteers

VicNet online access for Hospice volunteers

Contact us

Call 507-446-0936

A volunteer sits and talks with a hospice patient

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