Volunteering at Fairview Hospice

An opportunity to make a difference
Fairview Hospice is able to provide many of its services because of the generosity of our volunteers. Serving as valued members of the health care team, volunteers enhance the patient and family experience by meeting specific needs. Explore a list of the different ways you can volunteer.
Frequently asked questions
How do I become a volunteer?

1) Fill out an online application here or request an application be mailed to you by contacting the Volunteer Department

2) Ask two people to complete references and send them to the Volunteer Department. The reference forms should be given to someone who knows you professionally (co-worker, teacher, volunteer coordinator, clergy, etc.)

3) Submit MN Department of Human Services background study form at your interview.

4) You will be contacted to complete an initial screening interview

5) Complete hospice volunteering training.

How long until I start volunteering?
The application, screening and training process takes about three to four weeks

How does volunteer training work?
Volunteer training is offered two ways: group sessions or self-study. Our group sessions are held on weekday afternoons in January, June and September in Minneapolis. Self-study can be completed any time by watching videos online. The self-study wraps up with a three hour session in Minneapolis. Wrap up sessions are held once a month. Volunteer training in Princeton is arranged on an individual basis. Total training time is 16 hours for patient support volunteers. Office volunteers complete a two hour training.

Are there costs involved?

  • Basic training and health screenings are provided at no cost to you
  • There is no mileage reimbursement for volunteers

Do I need medical experience or training?
No, all of the training you need will be provided by Fairview Home Care and Hospice.

Do I have to be a volunteer for a minimum number of hours?
  • A typical volunteer works 2-4 hours weekly. Scheduling is flexible.
  • Volunteers must give at least three months of service.  
  • Volunteers must give at least 50 hours of service per year.  

Where will I be volunteering?
  • Our patients are located throughout the Twin Cities metro and Princeton areas. They live in their private homes or in care facilities.  
  • You must have a car that you can use to transport yourself to the patients’ homes.
  • You will choose your own assignments and can volunteer close to home
  • Office volunteers will work at the office in Minneapolis at 2450 26th Ave. S.
  • If you want to volunteer at a hospital, that is a different program. Find information about hospital volunteer programs.

Interested in Volunteering at Fairview Hospice?
Use the links above or call 612-728-2408

Volunteer Services
Fairview Home Care and Hospice
2450 26th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
FAX 612-728-2400
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