Aspirus Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in becoming an Aspirus Volunteer!

The Aspirus Volunteers organization embodies many different walks of life and a wide variety of gifts and talents. Volunteers play an important role at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services, and Aspirus Family House providing service in more than 30 areas. The comfort and compassion provided by our volunteers helps to support and enhance the excellent care given to those in need.

Volunteering can open the door to new friends, skills and an appreciation for things which are taken for granted. According to one of our current Aspirus Volunteers, "There's no better feeling than knowing you helped someone."

Click here to see a full list of the Volunteer Opportunities in the Wausau area.

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Click on each opportunity below for more information.

Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services

Bereavement Support

Provide support to family members in the first year after a patient’s death. Volunteers make regular phone or mail contact with family members following the death of a loved one from the comfort of their home. Volunteers work with the Bereavement Coordinator who provides direction, guidance, and support for the volunteers.

Hospice House (Teens Eligible)

Volunteers help staff members at Hospice House by visiting with patients, making meals, gardening, cleaning, stocking cabinets, etc. More duties are assigned as needed.

Patient/Family Support (Home Care)

Volunteers provide emotional support to patients and their families. Volunteers can visit with patients in their homes or in community residences providing caregivers a short respite from daily living responsibilities and a comforting presence.

Program Support (Teens Eligible)

Program support volunteers assist with office duties and special projects. Volunteers can help with mailings, filing, gardening, yard work, annual events and more.

Aspirus Family House

Hospitality Volunteer

Hospitality volunteers help with the day-to-day operations of the family house to keep it looking fresh, clean, well-stocked, and most importantly, homelike. Basic duties include greeting guests, organize and stock the kitchen, assist with facility tours, dust and vacuum common areas.

Welcoming Volunteer

Welcoming volunteers meet and greet new families checking in to the house and assist in porting baggage. Help orient new families to the house, answer questions about the Aspirus campus, and assist with general clerical needs as they arise.

Aspirus Wausau Hospital

Coffee Shop (Teens Eligible)

Assist the barista by greeting and serving customers that include staff, physicians, families and visitors who come to the hospital. You will prepare coffee, serve customers, ring sales, handle cash, re-stock supplies and assist with general duties. Learning to prepare the tasty drinks is optional. Shifts are available between 6:30 am and 5 pm weekdays.

Gift Shop (Teens Eligible)

The Aspirus Gift Shop offers volunteers a rewarding role in a relaxing and friendly environment. Volunteers do not need prior retail experience. Opportunities include cashiers and display volunteers.

Knitting (Teens Eligible)

For more than three decades, the Aspirus Volunteers have been supplying newborns with knit caps and booties. Knitters handcraft hundreds of caps each year for babies born at the Aspirus Birthing Center. Volunteers also handcraft prayer shawls for patients and families at Aspirus. The prayer shawl ministry supports the belief in the power of healing through prayer along with the clinical aspects of health care. Patterns for baby items and prayer shawls can be obtained by contacting the volunteer office at 715-847-2848.

Palliative Care Unit (Teens Eligible)

Assist staff on the Palliative Care Unit at Aspirus Wausau Hospital by visiting with patients when family cannot be present. Other duties include stocking shelves, sprucing up waiting areas, answering phones, making craft items for patient rooms, and other tasks as needed.

Patient Registration (Teens Eligible)

Volunteers at Patient Registration greet patients and family as they are admitted to the hospital. Volunteers at this desk sort and deliver mail, deliver flower arrangements and may be asked to escort patients and/or visitors to rooms or other departments.

Waiting Rooms (Teens Eligible)

Volunteers staff desks in Day Surgery, Heart Care and Plaza Drive Radiology waiting rooms. These volunteers keep family informed of patients’ status while answering general questions about Aspirus Wausau Hospital and the surrounding community.


For Current Volunteers