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Become a Hospice Volunteer

Volunteering at a Most Meaningful Time

Volunteers are an important part of the care provided by CentraCare Hospice. They can bring joy and comfort to patients and their families during the last stages of life.

What Do Hospice Volunteers Do?

Volunteers can help patients and families in the following ways:

  • Give respite and emotional support to the patient and family
  • Provide caring companionship to the patient
  • Listen to the concerns and fears of patients and family
  • Provide transportation or help with shopping and errands
  • Read to the patient
  • Write letters for the patient
  • Perform light house duties
  • Provide grief and bereavement support to families and caregivers in the months following the death of their loved one

Volunteers should be sensitive, mature, flexible, patient, reliable, compassionate, respectful and able to have difficult discussions about death and dying.

If you’re interested in becoming a hospice volunteer, please call 320-259-9375 or 800-835-6610 (toll free).

Volunteer Highlight

EvieEvie Bancroft, CentraCare Hospice volunteer and a former nurse, sewed 1,033 masks during the pandemic, which she donated to CentraCare and the local community. Evie’s mask project is a perfect example of how our dedicated volunteers care for others. Her 1,033 masks took:

  • 100 yards of fabric
  • Four spools of thread
  • 14,862 inches of elastic
  • 15,495 minutes