Volunteer Spotlight: Tanner Hovland

At Hospice of the Red River Valley, we’re fortunate to have many dedicated volunteers. We celebrate their contributions to the organization and the ways they enrich our patients’ lives.

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Tanner Hovland


Volunteer: Tanner Hovland
Location: Valley City, N.D.
Volunteering since: 2014

Why do you volunteer with Hospice of the Red River Valley?
I was a member of the Men’s Track & Field and Men’s Cross Country teams at Valley City State University before being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. After overcoming the cancer, I wanted to give back by volunteering. I am a pre-med student, and my Pre-Professionals Club adviser suggested that I volunteer with Hospice of the Red River Valley.

What’s your favorite volunteer memory?
My favorite memory is my first match. The experience and patient visits will stay in my mind forever.