St. John Hospice

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at St. John Hospice.  
At this time we are not accepting new volunteers.  We encourage you to check back in the summer for more updates.
(Update March 2024)



  • Must have completed 4 months of volunteering at one of our Providence health Care sites 
  • Must be 21 years or older
  • Successful completion of a Palliative Care Volunteer training program. We offer the opportunity to take the training 1x year, in the Fall
  • An interest to commit substantially to the care of the dying and supporting families that are grieving imminent loss of a loved one or at crisis
  • Experience visiting with patients or family in a hospital setting
  • Non-judgmental attitude
  • Mature, friendly, stable and dependable
  • Good listening and communication skills and being comfortable with silence
  • Understanding and adherence to the principles of confidentiality.
  • Experience with grief and/or significant loss
  • Last significant loss must be at least 1 year ago

In applying to be a St. John Hospice Volunteer, I confirm that:

  • I commit to volunteer a minimum of 1 year.
  • I consent to a criminal record check (Providence Health Care will provide web link required)
  • I am aware that volunteers are required to get an annual flu shot or wear a mask during flu season (December to April). 
  • I am vaccinated with the COVID19 vaccine and will follow all the protocols in place onsite.
  • I consent to my references being contacted.
  • I hereby certify that the information contained in this application is true to the best of my knowledge.
  • I understand that completing this application process does not guarantee my acceptance as a volunteer.

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Mission Statement


Inspired by the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, Providence Health Care is a Catholic health care community dedicated to meeting the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of those served through compassionate care, teaching and research.


Driven by compassion and social justice, we are at the forefront of exceptional care and innovation.


  • Spirituality – We nurture the God-given creativity, love and compassion that dwells within us all.
  • Integrity – We build our relationships on honesty, justice and fairness.
  • Stewardship – We share accountability for the well-being of our community.
  • Trust – We behave in ways that promote safety, inclusion and support.
  • Excellence – We achieve excellence through learning and continuous improvement.
  • Respect – We respect the diversity, dignity and interdependence of all persons.

St. John Hospice

 St. John Hospice is a 14-bed hospice with a home-like setting and 24-hour nursing care. It offers supportive end-of-life care for people with life-limiting illnesses. 

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