Are you looking for a way to serve others in your community? Hospice of Northeast Missouri may have that opportunity. Hospice of Northeast Missouri is a specialty care service providing compassionate physical, spiritual, and emotional end-of-life care, that utilizes volunteers to be a part of their multidisciplinary team approach.

Volunteer roles may involve working directly with the patient by offering comfort, support and companionship. Examples may include sharing stories, playing cards/board games, mowing yards, singing, or playing music. Volunteers also assist by offering respite care to the caregivers allowing them a much-needed break.  Volunteers may also choose to work in the administrative office on various tasks such as mailings, filing, answering phones, and special projects.

Hospice is also looking for Veterans who are willing to volunteer as part of the We Honor Veterans program.

Anyone 18 or older interested in serving as a Hospice volunteer must formally apply by completing the application.  They must also fill out, and send to the Hospice of Northeast Missouri office, a signed Family Care Safety Worker Registration form. This authorizes Hospice of Northeast Missouri to conduct a mandatory background screening. Hospice will send in the registration and the fee associated with the screening. A copy of your driver’s license, social security card and current auto insurance verification will be needed for your file.

After receiving your application, the Volunteer Coordinator will reach out to schedule an interview. This interview provides the opportunity to learn more about the hospice mission, ask questions, and discuss areas of interest and how your talents fit with the organization.

A health assessment (no charge to applicant) must be completed by the Team Health nurse at one of several medical providers.

Once the above steps are successfully completed, the Volunteer Coordinator will coordinate training options that may include some face-to-face training as well as online. Final approval is given by the Volunteer Coordinator and the Executive Director of Hospice of Northeast Missouri.

Volunteers make a huge difference in the lives of our patients and their families, and they are an essential part of our team.

For more information on the requirements to becoming a volunteer email or call (660) 627-9711.

Volunteer Application

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the form below or download the volunteer application and mail it to:

Hospice of Northeast Missouri
ATTN: Volunteer Coordinator
201 S. Baltimore, Suite C
Kirksville, MO 63501