Heart and Hands of Hospice

Volunteers are an integral part of the Seasons Hospice team, providing compassion and care when it is needed most. The heart and hands of hospice, they provide a special kind of caring to patients, families, and staff through helping to make the hospice experience manageable and rewarding.  Men, women, and young people of all ages and backgrounds volunteer for Seasons Hospice in a variety of roles.

 

Ways to Volunteer

Patient/Family Care

These volunteers work with staff to provide supportive care and services for patients and families.  Services may include offering companionship, transportation, assistance with chores, running errands, or providing respite for the family caregiver.

If you are interested in being a patient/family care volunteer, training is required and is offered as a two-day in-house training at the Seasons Hospice administrative office. Or you may participate in an online training program.
 

Hospice House Volunteer

Volunteers are a welcoming presence at the hospice house, providing hospitality for patients and guests.  Duties range from light housekeeping, baking, cooking, and providing companionship to patients.
 

Hospice House Outdoor Grounds Volunteer

The hospice house grounds are filled with beautiful gardens that require the tender loving care of our grounds volunteers to maintain.  
 

11th Hour Volunteer

These incredible volunteers give the gift of presence when death is imminent so that no one should have to die alone.  
 

Grief Support

Volunteers working with the Center for Grief Education and Support are an essential part of the team. They provide grief support aftercare services for family members through phone calls, cards, clerical support, assisting with grief support groups, or providing personal support.

Office and Special Projects

Office volunteers offer clerical assistance with filing, answering phones, computer entry , mailings and working on community events such as our annual gala.
 

Facility-based Care

Seasons Hospice cares for our patients wherever they call home and our patient volunteers often visit patients in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, group homes, and other residential facilities.
 

Pet Therapy

These highly trained pet therapy teams visit patients wherever they may reside, bringing joy, contentment, and solace.  We have both dog and horse pet therapy teams. View pet therapy video below.


We Honor Veterans Volunteer

Veteran volunteers provide an extraordinary kind of support and companionship to our dying veteran patients. Through bedside visits, these men and women offer a final salute and thanks for their service to our country.
Learn more about We Honor Veterans →
 

Prairie heart singers

This special group of volunteers come together as a community hospice choir that sings for patients at the Seasons Hospice House twice a month.

 

Volunteers in Action

 
What I enjoy most about being a Seasons Hospice Volunteer is to witness the power of presence as my therapy dog offers comfort and unconditional love to those he visits.
— Sally and Max, Pet Therapy Volunteer Team
 
 

Apply to be a Volunteer

Fill out our online application or contact Chris Humble, Director of Volunteer Services:

Call: (507) 285-1930 ext. 1201
Email: chumble@seasonshospice.org