Volunteer Program

Share your time, your compassion, your support to enhance quality of life for hospice clients and families.

Our hospice philosophy affirms the belief that is important to make every moment of life as meaningful as possible, from the first days of a life-limiting illness to the last…to validate the qualify rather than quantity of life. With our dedicated interdisciplinary team and volunteers, Minnesota Hospice provides caring support for the client and their family.

Our Volunteer Program

Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice philosophy, volunteers are there to support our clients and families by reading or writing a letter, to hold a hand and listen, run errands or even help in our office. Whatever your expertise, ability or inspiration we have opportunities for you to help.

What is expected of a Minnesota Hospice Volunteer

  • Compassion and care for others
  • Flexibility
  • Maturity, self-understanding
  • Confidentiality
  • Dependability
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Empathy
  • Acceptance of moral and cultural differences
  • Ability to work considerately with others
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Ability to accept supervision and evaluation
  • Comprehensive hospice volunteer training
  • Annual TB testing
  • Submit to and pass a criminal background screening
  • Submit to and pass a drug screening

There are no restrictions concerning race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, handicap or national origin.

Volunteers receive training appropriate to their respective volunteer position.

Minnesota Hospice cares for clients all over the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. Volunteers can choose where, when and how they share their time.

Administrative Volunteers

Provide administrative/clerical support including filing, answering phones, mailing, ect. Some tasks may be done from your home.

Bereavement Volunteers

Provide bereavement support to families by supportive phone calls, mailings, and visits.

Client Visitor Volunteers

Make friendly visits to hospice clients wherever they call home and provide compassionate care and support to the client and their families.

Tuck-In Volunteers

Make weekly telephone calls to the client/families to assess their needs. These calls can be made from your home.

Other Specialty Volunteers

Provide specific support through music, arts/crafts, life review video, spiritual support, ect. Also, those who want to share specific professional skills such as, beauticians and barbers (volunteers must be certified, licensed or registered in the professional specialty).

Interested in Volunteering?

Download an application here. Fill out and fax to Minnesota Hospice at 952.898.4006 or scan to info@mnhospice.com.

Volunteer Application Volunteer Application (100 KB)


Hospice – Affirms life, but never denies death. Recognizes dying as a normal process of life. Honors wishes. Offers choices. Brings commitment and compassion. Strengthens families. Is about faith, hope and caring.

“We do not remember days, we remember moments.”

Cesar Pavese

“People die, but love does not die.
It is recycled from one heart,
from one life, to another.”

Harold S. Kushner