How Do I Apply?

The first step in becoming a Mayo Clinic Hospice Volunteer is to complete the volunteer application. You can request an application by calling the Mayo Hospice office at 507-284-4002 or 800-679-9084 (toll-free).

When we receive your application, we will send a letter to the two references you provide. Your references will be asked to complete a short questionnaire and return it to our office.

You will be invited to interview with the Mayo Clinic Hospice volunteer coordinator. During the interview, you and the coordinator will discuss your interests, availability, and experience with death and dying. This will also be a good time for you to ask questions about the volunteer role and responsibilities.

The next step is to attend Mayo Clinic Hospice volunteer training. This comprehensive training is intended to increase your understanding of hospice care and provide you with the background needed to feel prepared for your first assignment. Topics will include the goals and philosophy of hospice, nutrition, communication skills, the family unit, comfort care, death and dying, and bereavement.

The final step is to select your area(s) of service. You may choose to do patient care, bereavement or program activities or share your professional skills as a resource volunteer.

Mayo Clinic Hospices needs volunteers in the following counties: Dodge, Fillmore, Olmsted and Wabasha counties in Minnesota and Buffalo and Pepin counties in Wisconsin.