TRU Hospice of Northern Colorado volunteers are dedicated to the well-being of our community. Our volunteers are the backbone of our organization and play a vital role in the success of our agency. Hospice of Northern Colorado ensures that volunteers are screened and trained in order to offer the best in compassionate care to hospice families. Potential volunteers must complete an application, background check, and TB skin test. Liability auto insurance is also required. Volunteers will undergo comprehensive training to cover all aspects of hospice care. This will include the confidentiality of patient information, nursing, psychosocial, spiritual, and bereavement care.

Our volunteers provide a number of important services. They offer direct patient support with compassionate, practical, and caring help. Volunteers often assist the primary caregivers by sitting with the patient to provide the caregivers with a respite from the often overwhelming task of providing care for a loved one. Assistance can include running errands, assisting with chores, reading to patients, or making phone calls. A volunteer provides emotional support by lending an ear, holding a hand, or just by being a positive presence for the patients.

Volunteers also assist in the office with various tasks such as answering the phones, helping with fundraisers or special events, and aiding our bereavement counselors.

As a volunteer, we request that you make a commitment of 2-4 hours per week for one year. 


Please follow the process below to become a volunteer at TRU Hospice of Northern Colorado:

  • Step One: Application

Complete and submit an application.

  • Step Two: Interview

We will contact you for a personal interview. During the interview, we'll learn more about your skills and interests to find a position that is fulfilling for you and beneficial to the patients and families that we serve. 

  • Step Three: Orientation & Training

Volunteers will be required to participate in orientation both online and in person and will receive specialized training tailored to specific areas of service.


Upcoming Patient Care & Grief Support Volunteer Training

Note: Applications for an upcoming training must be received a minimum of three weeks prior to the class date and are considered on a first come, first serve basis. Any applications received within three weeks of the upcoming training date will automatically be considered for the next training class. All online training modules assigned must be completed prior to attending role-specific training. Please contact the TRU Volunteer Department with any questions at 303.604.5226. Thanks!

TRU Hospice of Northern Colorado (HNC) Patient Care Training 2018

  • Friday, March 8: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Friday, July 12: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Friday, November 8: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm