Give Back by Volunteering
Volunteer Opportunities in West Central Minnesota
Knute Nelson volunteers play an instrumental role in growing the impact of our organization. Our generous volunteers have dedicated their time and talents over countless hours, which directly contribute to Knute Nelson’s mission of enriching the lives of everyone we serve.
What We Do – Knute Nelson Volunteers
Knute Nelson volunteers lend their helping hands in many capacities throughout our organization and we welcome you to join us! The mission of Knute Nelson volunteers is to enhance, through volunteer efforts, the quality of life of individuals served by Knute Nelson. There are many volunteer opportunities throughout our housing communities as well as hospice volunteer opportunities. Continue reading to learn more.
Housing Community Volunteer Opportunities
Interested in volunteering? There are numerous volunteer opportunities that you can get involved in the West Central Minnesota area. We can work with you to find opportunities that suit your interests and availability. Some volunteer activities might include:
Reading and writing
…and so much more!
Apply To Volunteer at One of Our Housing Communities
You can apply online to become a Knute Nelson volunteer. Simply choose the facility below that you are most interested in volunteering in. If you aren't sure or would like to be directed to wherever you may be most needed, please choose the "Greatest Need" application. Thank you for your interest in becoming a Knute Nelson volunteer!
Care Center Application (Alexandria, MN)
Grand Arbor Application (Alexandria, MN)
Nelson Gables Application (Alexandria, MN)
Crystal Brook Application (Park Rapids, MN)
The person who gets the biggest impact from my volunteerism is me. It’s made a big impact on me because, after retirement, I felt I needed to continue my service. I have found volunteering very rewarding, giving me purpose and joy.
—Meg Jones, Knute Nelson Volunteer and 2021 Renaissance Award Recipient
Hospice Volunteer Opportunities
It’s been said many times that “volunteers are the heart of hospice,” and it couldn’t be more true. Hospice volunteers are an integral part of our team and are invaluable assets to our patients, families, and staff. There are numerous ways that you can get involved. We can work with you to find opportunities that suit your interests and availability. Knute Nelson offers extensive training and support to all of our hospice volunteers. View some of our opportunities below:
Visiting, writing letters, playing cards or board games, going on walks or other outings, and providing emotional support.
For volunteers with experience and interest in music or singing; massage, aromatherapy or other complementary therapies.
Upon request from the patient and family, provide quiet companionship during the last anticipated 24-48 hours of a patient’s life.
Assist with mailings, make follow up phone calls, help set up refreshments and materials for support groups, and help with bereavement related events.
Household chores, shopping assistance, meal preparation, light housekeeping, child care, pet care, and yard work.
Office and Administrative
Assist with mailings, assembling admission packets, and doing other projects as needed in the hospice office.
Help with events hosted by or benefiting the Knute Nelson hospice program.