Make A Difference, Volunteer with Jacob's Ladder Today

Join our compassionate community of volunteers and become a vital part of the Jacobs Ladder family. Your time and dedication make a meaningful impact, bringing comfort and companionship to those in their final journey. Together, let’s create moments of warmth and support that lasts a lifetime. Volunteer with us and be a source of light in someone’s end-of-life journey.

Donate Your Time

Volunteers with Jacob’s Ladder assist our patients and organization in a variety of ways but with one common goal — improving the end-of-life experience for individuals and families in Southwest Missouri.

We’re honored that you’d like to share your gift of time with us. We’ll provide you with the appropriate training and guidance to help you make the most of the time you spend assisting our patients and their families at Jacob’s Ladder.

If you’re interested in any of the volunteer opportunities listed below, download, complete, and submit a volunteer application to: jacobsladdercare@gmail.com You may also mail applications to Jacob’s Ladder, 2343 North Delaware Avenue, Springfield, MO 65803.

Current Opportunities

Garden Care and Landscaping

Assist with beautification of outdoor seating areas (create or maintain flower beds, watering, and/or providing upkeep to our koi pond) 

Community Awareness

Become educated on the social model for end-of-life care and assist with public education to let others know we are here to serve them and their loved ones. 


Visit with our patients and sing, read, spend time with them as they continue onto the last of their journey. 

Grant Writer

Use your writing expertise to help our Growth exponentially by searching and writing grants that will propel our cause further towards the future. 

Home Maintenance

Sign up with your availability to participate  in the upkeep of our home. This includes skills like plumbing, electrical,Pest Control, etc. 

Cleaning Services

Make a difference by assisting us in the upkeep of our home. This includes skills like plumbing, electrical,Pest Control, etc. 


Help us greet/seat our guests, prepare our venues, help us clean up and be a part of our upcoming events. 


If you or a loved one have on your hearts to help in a way not listed above please feel free to fill out a application below. 

Volunteer Phone Tree

Help Jacob’s Ladder without agreeing to a minimum time commitment! We are looking for individuals that are interested in providing companionship to our guests, comforting our families, doing chores around the house, landscaping, completing minor repairs, etc. 

To sign up, send an email to jacobsladdercare@gmail.com with your name, home address, and mobile number. We will send you a confirmation text that you’re registered. You will then be added to our Volunteer Phone Tree. When we have a volunteer need, the Volunteer Phone Tree will be activated and a text message will be sent out to those who have signed up. You may give as little or as much time as you would like and any help is greatly appreciated.