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Volunteers are essential to Agrace! See the many ways you can help fulfill our mission of compassionate care.
You can be an important part of fulfilling Agrace’s mission! By volunteering in one of our many roles, you can make life just a little easier for our patients and their families, or help support Agrace’s staff and programs. Volunteering for Agrace might be a great fit for you if you’d like to:
If you’re ready to learn more about becoming an Agrace volunteer, please call (608) 327-7163 or email Volunteer Services. If you email, please include your phone number so we can call you.
We have opportunities for volunteers age 14 and older. Some volunteers work directly with patients and families, while others prefer to help Agrace in other ways, such as helping with office work, hospitality, special events or customer service at our thrift stores (take a look below for much more detail on common volunteer roles).
You do not need to have experience working or volunteering in health care.
You do need to be able to pass background checks for the protection of our patients and organization.
We encourage diversity.
You can volunteer at our offices, thrift stores, inpatient units/residence, or with our patients–in their homes or in long-term care facilities across southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
You can choose opportunities to suit your schedule, including days, evenings or weekends. Most roles require a 50-hour per-year minimum time commitment. Averaging just one hour a week can make a difference!
You can also participate in one-time activities as an individual or with a group. Please call and talk with our staff about your interests and availability.
You’ll get free training to prepare you be successful in your role. Training starts with a four-hour orientation, where you’ll learn about hospice and palliative care, and about our organization. Additional training is required and provided if you plan to volunteer directly with patients or with people who attend Agrace grief support groups.
The orientation and training sessions also give you a chance to meet other volunteers who share your passion for Agrace.
Thank you, Agrace Volunteers! Below is your access to VIP (the Volunteer Information Portal), as well as Home Care visit reporting and online scheduling. VIP gives you access to information such as:
Contact Volunteer Services with any log-in questions.