Become a Volunteer
Interested in becoming a Hospice of Dubuque Volunteer?

Those wishing to volunteer have many opportunities to help patients and their family members through difficult times. Whether you are interested in providing direct patient support, family grief support, or volunteering in other ways, your advocacy is important to the Hospice of Dubuque mission.

What is the volunteer onboarding process?

All volunteers who will be working directly with patients and families must complete Hospice of Dubuque's Volunteer Education Program. In this 4-week course which is offered each fall, volunteers learn hospice care concepts over a 12-hour curriculum. In addition to completing this program, patient care volunteers must be subject to a screening process that includes interviews and background checks.

Completion of the Volunteer Education Program is not necessary for those interested in volunteering in clerical, grounds-keeping, or fundraising roles. These individuals will be interviewed, subject to background checks, and receive information about the organization and their specific volunteer roles.

New Volunteer Orientation

Fall of 2024
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Hospice of Dubuque Theisen Education Center, 1670 JFK Road
For more information, please contact Kevin Dreessens, Volunteer Coordinator at 563-582-1220 or