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Palliative Care Unit Volunteer - Last Watch

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ORGANIZATION: Minneapolis VA Health Care System

  • 5 people are interested
Dept of Veterans Affairs

Do you have experience working in a hospice setting? Are empathetic and compassionate words used to describe you? If so, then volunteering in our palliative care unit may be right for you.

Ideal volunteers in this role will:

  • Be comfortable talking with patients and families that are experiencing grief, loss, illness, and death.
  • Have the ability to listen without judgment.
  • Compassion displayed during bedside manner.
  • Comfortable being in the inpatient medical environment.
On-Call Monday through Sunday. Volunteers must be available to come in and sit with a veteran on an on-call basis. Volunteers in this role are required to wear a medical face mask and face shield while on inpatient units. Volunteers on this unit will be routinely tested for COVID-19.

With current OSHA and VA safety policies and procedures during the COVID pandemic, all Volunteers are required to wear a medical face mask when in the facility. VHA Directive 1193 and VA Handbook 5019 requires that Volunteers in this role have a documented COVID-19 vaccine and Flu vaccine.

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About Minneapolis VA Health Care System


One Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417, US

Mission Statement

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans.


Minneapolis VA Health Care System is a teaching hospital providing a full range of patient care services with state-of-the-art technology, as well as education and research. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary care, tertiary care and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics and extended care. The Minneapolis VA Health Care System provides for the health care needs of Veterans in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the Medical Center. Posted here are just a few of the open opportunities we currently have. Please contact us for further information or to inquire about other opportunities available.


Thank you,
The Center for Development & Civic Engagement (formerly Voluntary/Community Resource Service)


Veterans & Military Families
Faith-Based, Seniors, Veterans & Military Families


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1 Veterans DriveMinneapolis, MN 55417



  • Nursing
  • Customer Service
  • Bereavement Support
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • A commitment of 4 hours per week for a 6-month time period is required.
  • Candidates must pass a background check, and complete required training including patient privacy awareness.

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