Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Hospice needs volunteers

VIRGINIA – Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Hospice is looking for volunteers—people dedicated to providing compassionate care to patients so that they may live as fully and comfortably as possible.

Essentia trains volunteers in hospice philosophy, spiritual care, grief and bereavement, infection control and symptom management, among other things via online training and face-to-face meetings. Hospice volunteer opportunities include patient and family support, office support, phone calling and house support at Solvay Hospice House in Duluth.

There is an especially great need for volunteers all along the North Shore to Silver Bay, the Superior area, Grand Rapids and the Iron Range, and for people with musical skills and volunteers for military veterans.

Anyone who is interested is welcome to complete the free training. For more information, call: Katie Neff Dawson (Duluth Area) at 218-786-4020 or email; or Katie Bird (Virginia Area) at 218-749-7975 or email

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