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Volunteers are an essential part of the mission at Our Lady of Peace. They support our staff and help enrich the experience of our patients. For those who want to help, many opportunities are available to suit most schedules and interests.

We have several entities within the Our Lady of Peace organization, and each has different volunteer roles available.

Our volunteers pose outside our Residential Hospice.
Please note: If you have lost a loved one recently, we ask that you wait one year to volunteer with the exception of special event volunteering. You must be 18+ to volunteer.

Residential Hospice

Volunteer at our Residential Hospice

Our Medicare-Certified Licensed 21-Bed Residential Hospice specializes in end-of-life care. Some of our volunteer positions include:

— Receptionist (evenings and weekends)
— Mealtime Volunteers (lunch and supper)
— Shift Volunteers (day and evening) *
— Pet Therapy (Pets must have completed an MN Licensed Pet Therapy Program and be approved by a volunteer coordinator.)
— Processing Donations
— Office Support
— Public Speaking and Professional Services

Training consists of a 2-hour orientation plus shadowing/training with an experienced volunteer for 1–2 sessions. Also, to visit OLP Residential Hospice with your pet, the pet must have completed obedience training and be approved by the volunteer coordinator.

*Training consists of an 8-hour class plus shadowing/training with an experienced volunteer.

Hospice & Home Health Care

Volunteer with Hospice & Home Health Care

Our Hospice and Home Health Care segments serve adults at their homes throughout the community, including personal residences and nursing homes. There are many opportunities for volunteers, including:

— Patient Companionship
— Vigils
— Pet Therapy
— Professional Services
— Bereavement
— Caregiver Respite
— Office Support
— Public Speaking

Orientation and training involves approximately 24 hours. To visit patients with your pet, your pet must have completed a recognized licensed Pet Therapy Program and be approved by the volunteer coordinator.

Highland Block Nurse Program

Volunteer with Highland Block Nurse Program

The Highland Block Nurse Program provides support to senior adults in the Highland community. Volunteers are needed for the following roles and duties:

— Friendly Visiting
— Caregiver Respite
— Errands and grocery shopping assistance
— Escorted rides to appointments
— Light yard work

Training consists of a 1-hour orientation.

Click here to learn more about the Highland Block Nurse Program.