Hospice Ecumen Companion Volunteer

Office of Health Professions

Companion Hospice Volunteer

 As a volunteer, you are an important part of our multi- disciplinary team, offering comfort, support, friendship and presence to our patients and their families at an important stage of life. A Companion volunteer provides a personal interaction, comforting presence, and small moments of joy. Companions can also offer caregiver respite and/or practical help around the home.

Listen to our podcast with Brieyanna Krug, Volunteer Ecumen Hospice Specialist to learn more HERE


To ensure you are an effective and confident team member, there are initial screening and training steps required, typically taking 3-4 weeks to complete.

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

If yes to all of the above, the following are steps to getting involved: o Interview with a member of the Hospice Ecumen volunteer services team
o Submit to background and reference checks
o Complete online training, available to do at your own pace o Attend a final wrap-up session


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.

Currently serving and looking for volunteers in the following communities: Mankato and St Peter, and surrounding communities.


Brieyanna Krug, Volunteer Specialist
w. (320)-221-7338 | brieyannakrug@ecumen.org