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Participate. Find your niche with
our skilled team of volunteers.

“Volunteers give our patients and families strength, relief, support, practical assistance and human connection.
Their impact is truly significant.”
~Mary Neel, Director of Volunteer Services



Join nearly 300 volunteers who support the Hospice mission. With hearts of service, volunteers further the mission of Hospice of North Idaho. Help ensure that all our community members receive expert care during the end of life and grieving process. Choose a flexible schedule and a service that fills your heart.

Many volunteers have Hospice stories of their own and choose Hospice of North Idaho as their place of volunteer service.

Over 33,640 hours were donated to Hospice of North Idaho in 2016, with a financial impact of over $709,888!

Patient Care Volunteers

Patient care volunteers attend a week-long, 24-hour training, need to pass a criminal background check, and take a Tuberculosis test.
Administrative volunteers are encouraged to attend trainings.

Give support for patients and their families. Visit, read aloud, take walks, play games or play music. Volunteers also help with shopping, errands, and practical household chores.

Volunteers can help facilitate bereavement support groups, participate as a counselor in Camp Kaniksu, a free grief camp for kids and teens, help set up for bereavement memorial events, and support those who have been touched by loss.

Provide spiritual comfort and companionship to our patients and their families. Works closely with our Spiritual Care Coordinator.

Certify your pet through The DeLong Animal Companion Program and Bright & Beautiful. Learn about visiting hospice patients with your pet. Certification is offered through Hospice at no charge.

Administrative Volunteers

Hospice Wine Taste is our largest and only fundraising event of the year. The black-tie affair held each February takes months of planning. The event features a live auction, raffle, and prize-winning games. Help secure prizes, find sponsors, and invite our community.  Desk work, phone calls, decorating, procuring, and flier posting are common ways to support our event.

Answer phones, file records, produce mailings, and provide general administrative duties. Gentle customer care and working knowledge of computer programs are needed.

Help visitors feel at home with gentle customer service. Answer phones, greet visitors upon their arrival,  introduce our amenities, help find resources and information, and visit with patients and their families.  The Schneidmiller House is a place of peace and comfort. Volunteer to be an outstanding host.  

Join our team in Coeur d’Alene or Post Falls Stores. Under the direction of the Store Manager, arrange displays, sort donations, prepare items for sale and provide customer service. Volunteer drivers use our moving van to pick up large items for the stores.

Other skills and certifications are also welcomed.   

There are many more opportunities to donate your time to Hospice of North Idaho, depending on your skills or interests.

To speak to our Director of Volunteer Services, Mary Neel, call (208) 772-7994.