Volunteer spotlight: Which role is right for you?

Volunteers are a very special part of the hospice team. Some volunteers directly provide support with patients while other utilize specific skills. There’s a volunteer role to match everyone’s talents and available time. Which role is right for you?

Patient care volunteers provide companionship to patients, which may include reading, visiting and other one-on-one activities, or help with errands or light housekeeping.

Respite volunteers relieve family caregivers for short periods of time so they may take a break.

Pathway volunteers are present at the bedside of a hospice patient who is actively dying.

Courier volunteers pick up and deliver supplies and medications to hospice patients.

Office volunteers greet visitors and assist with filing, data entry, mailings and other clerical duties.

Special event volunteers assist at fundraising events and host booths at health and wellness fairs.

Heirlooms Thrift & Gift volunteers work at our store, Heirlooms Thrift & Gift, and help with sorting items, merchandising or working the cash register.

Do you have a special skill? We are always looking for volunteer hairstylists, pet therapists and massage therapists to provide additional comfort and care to our patients.

Can you sew? Celebration Bears volunteers sew bears made from a hospice patient’s clothing for the family or loved ones as a keepsake to celebrate the patient’s memory.

At Hospice of the Red River Valley, we’re fortunate to have dedicated volunteers of all ages and backgrounds throughout our service area. Want to become a volunteer? We need you! Whatever your skills and interests, we have a role for you! Learn how to get started.

Apply to be a volunteer