Friendly Visitor Volunteer


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


821 3rd Ave. SESuite 15Rochester, MN 55901


Volunteers are the HEART of Heartland Hospice! We are looking for special individuals who live in Rochester and surrounding communities, to join our growing team of superstar volunteers!

Our volunteer program is dedicated to providing quality care to our patients and families. This includes special programs, and helpful tools to provide comfort to those under Heartland’s care. Below is a list of -volunteer opportunities. Days & times are very flexible and we work with the each volunteer's schedule.

Volunteers usually commit to a minimum of 6 months of volunteering with 2 hours per month minimum. Please give me a call to set up an interview. We require all of our volunteers to complete an interview, fill out an application, provide us with three references, pass a criminal background check, TB test, and complete our volunteer training. You may reach me at 507-292-1170 I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Volunteer Opportunities Available:

Friendly Visitor Volunteers

Companion volunteers bring the gift of friendship to our patients. They enhance quality of life through regular visits by offering support, companionship and assistance with non-medical tasks to ensure that patients spend their final days in dignity and comfort.

Administrative Volunteers

Administrative volunteers offer support to office staff by assisting with filing, answering phones, putting together admission materials and other office-related tasks. This role is crucial to our team and provides much needed assistance to our mission.

Vigil Volunteers

The role of the vigil volunteer is to be with patients, in their last hours of living, who would otherwise be alone. While they do not assist with direct patient care or transport family members, vigil volunteers provide support to the family at the patient’s bedside.

Vets for Vets Volunteers

Similar to the companion volunteer role, our veteran volunteers are matched with a veteran patient who may have a similar background. These volunteers receive specific training focused on a veteran’s needs.

Pet Visitor Volunteers

This opportunity allows you to share your pet’s unconditional love with hospice patients! Pet visitor volunteers draw on the bond between animals and humans in order to help improve daily function and enhance quality of life for patients.

Volunteers will receive:

  • Training
  • TB testing
  • Ongoing educational opportunities

Please include your phone number with your contact info. Some emails go unread due to being sent to spam folder.


  • Administrative Support
  • People Skills
  • Elder care
  • Veteran Care
  • Community Outreach
  • Hospice Care

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of 2 hours per month for at least 6 months
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