Join our team of hospice volunteers to provide comfort and support.

Hospice recognizes the importance of companionship at the end-of-life, that’s why it provides non-paid professional volunteers to support patients and their families during this delicate time.

Volunteer Opportunities
Each volunteer experience is unique; however there are general areas in which services may be provided:
• One-to-one companionship with patients
• Respite support or a short break for caregivers
• Physical presence during the final days and hours of life
• Veteran pinning ceremonies
• Pet therapy visits by a registered Pet Partners team

Time Commitment and Location
• Volunteers serve in areas of the metro that are most convenient to them
• 1-4 hours per week for at least 6 months
• Volunteers create their own schedule based on a time that works best for the patient and family
• At any time, volunteers may request a leave of absence

Hospice Training
The journey to working with terminally ill patients and their family members in their own home requires careful preparation. That is why we have an extensive online training program designed to prepare you for the experiences ahead. The convenience of online learning allows you to access the information anytime, anywhere, and to work at your own pace.

In addition, volunteers:
• Complete a criminal background check
• Provide two favorable references
• Are screened for Tuberculosis

Is Hospice Right for You?
As a volunteer you will be invited into the lives of patients and their families at a very delicate and meaningful time. Serving others at the end-of-life is one of the most profound gifts one can provide.
• Are you at least 18 years old?
• Do you enjoy being around people?
• Are you comfortable with death and dying?
• Are you a good listener?
• Do you have a high commitment to volunteering?
• Are you comfortable completing training online?
• Do you have internet access?

If you answered yes to these questions, then we would love to hear from you! Please complete the applicantion form and click the "continue" button at the bottom of the page to submit. Once we receive your application, we will contact you with more information. Thanks so much!

Name & Address

Emergency Contact Information

Demographic Information


Skills & Experience

What qualities (skills, talents, knowledge, and experience) would you like to share in your volunteer work? Check all that apply:

What is your availability?

Other information for Volunteer Assignments

Geographic Areas

Check all cities where you are willing to visit patients:

Polo shirts

HealthPartners Hospice & Palliative Care volunteers are encouraged to wear a green polo style shirt. Please indicate your shirt size:

Please identify two professional references below

Volunteer Consent

I affirm that the information I have provided in this application form is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that misrepresentation, omission or falsification of facts in connection with this information may be sufficient cause for cancellation of consideration for becoming a volunteer with HealthPartners Hospice & Palliative Care or termination whenever discovered.

I understand that as a condition of participation in this program, I will be required to provide the following: a completed State of Minnesota Criminal Background Study form and/or Bureau of Criminal Apprehension form, proof of negative TB, and two professional references.

I authorize an inquiry regarding this information if I am considered for participation in the program, and release HealthPartners, Inc. and related organizations from liability for seeking such information. I understand that failure to cooperate with any background check or unsatisfactory results may result in withdrawal of application for consideration of participation in the program.