University of Wisconsion - Eau Claire




Hospice Companionship Volunteer

30 hours

Community partner: St Croix Hospice
Supervisor: Missie Peterson
Beginning date:
Ending Date:

Service-Learning Proposal Description


Briefly describe the project and the community need to be addressed.

Answer St. Croix Hospice is looking for individuals to make companionship visits to our patients. As a companionship volunteer you can enrich the lives of terminally ill patients in your community. Visits may involve playing games, reading a book, watching a movie, a walk or just enjoyable conversation. Hours are extremely flexible. Become a friend/companion to a patient when they really need it most! If you have a little extra time and are looking for something rewarding to do, look no further. When assigned to a patient, we will review the details of the patient’s life before we introduce you to them. We provide you with all the training and any resources you may need.


What is the mission of the agency or organization?

Answer Not all hospices are the same. As hospice care providers, St. Croix Hospice listens to patients and families to understand their individual wishes for the end-of-life care journey. With a focus on comfort and quality of life, our hospice teams provide care with dignity and respect.


What skills are required for this project? 

Answer Organizational and people skills.


What are the objectives for the student learning and service?

Answer Learn about the end of life process and the people that go through it.


What are the availability requirements for the student?

Answer Very flexible schedules.


Additional information (not required).

Answer Interview, background check, TB test and online training (which is used towards hours for student) Very flexible schedule and a wide array of different tasks to choose from. Please visit Our Hospice Volunteer Program Opportunities | St. Croix Hospice ( to apply.  Once I receive your application, I will reach out to you to set up a time for a phone interview to explain our program, available opportunities, answer any questions you may have and review a handful of interview questions with you.  I would be more than happy to answer any questions via email, phone or in person, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. My name is Missie Peterson and I am the Volunteer Coordinator, my phone number is 612-476-5041.