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 a difficult time. 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 8-week course which is offered each fall, volunteers learn hospice care concepts over a 16-hour curriculum. In addition to completing this program, patient care volunteers must 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 role.

If you are interested in volunteering for Hospice of Dubuque in any capacity, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 563.582.1220 or

All volunteer activities were suspended in March 2020, and volunteers currently remain on stand-by. 
For the first time since 1983, Hospice of Dubuque canceled its annual Volunteer Education Program.
We hope to provide the course again in the fall of 2021!