End of Life Vigil Volunteer: North Branch and surrounding

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Ecumen Hospice

VIGIL VOLUNTEERS offer comfort and support tailored to a patient’s needs in the final days and hours. Vigil volunteers also offer respite to caregivers, giving them peace of mind that someone is present while they are unable to be by their loved one’s side. Vigil volunteers may be present at time of death.

Vigil volunteers serve on an on-call, as-needed basis (agreeing to be on our call list when needs arise, but not required to agree to every vigil visit we ask about). Typically 2-6 hours per vigil visit.


Our hospice services are provided wherever one calls home, which could include a private home or care community, such as assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing facilities.


First, ask yourself:

  • Are you at least 18 years old?
  • Can you commit to a minimum of four hours a month for six months?
  • Are you comfortable with death and the dying process, or have an openness and willingness to learn?
  • Are you dependable and able to work independently?

If yes to all of the above, the following are steps to getting involved, typically taking 3-4 weeks to complete:

  • Interview with a member of our volunteer services team
  • Submit to background and reference checks
  • Complete online training, at your own pace
  • Attend final wrap-up session


  • A flexible schedule at a location that is convenient for you
  • Consistent and accessible staff support
  • Ongoing guidance and education to ensure you are comfortable and effective in your role
  • Ability to take a leave of absence at any time

For more information: Please visit our website at www.ecumenhospice.org/volunteers or call us at 651-714-0200

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About Ecumen Hospice


7561 9th St. N, Ste 200, St. Paul, MN 55128, US

Mission Statement

To provide care that exceeds the expectations of those that find themselves in the later stages of life by providing a level of comfort and quality of life that makes each person feel honored and supported as their life continues to have significance.


Hospice is an incredibly personal experience. It’s about love and support, as well as making someone comfortable. At Ecumen Hospice, we believe that each person continues to have great significance, and deserves respect and honor in their final season of life. We provide care that empowers people to live each day as vibrantly and as fully as possible. We also walk alongside and support families through this journey, and during the 13-month bereavement period after their loved one dies.

Service Area: We serve patients in their residence, which may include private homes, skilled nursing, assisted living, or independent living facilities. Many of our patients live in Ecumen owned or managed communities. **We serve the entire Twin Cities metro area. Our current highest needs are Brooklyn Center, Apple Valley, Chisago City, and North Branch**

We need...

**Companion, vigil and pet therapy volunteers to provide one-on-one comfort, support and friendship to hospice patients and families in their final months, weeks and days;

**Life Review volunteers to help document our patient's lives (through video and/or photography) as a keepsake for families;

**Office and Admin volunteers to provide support to our care team out in community;

**Have another way you'd like to impact the life of a hospice patient and their loved ones? Contact us to discuss more!


We'll work with your schedule.


38794 6th AveNorth Branch, MN 55056



  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours a month for 6 months

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