Become A Hospice Volunteer!
What is a Hospice Volunteer?
Hospice volunteers are exceptional people. They donate their time and efforts to provide care and comfort for someone with a life-limiting illness – a labor of love that requires a special person with just the right touch. They have a passion for helping others and make a profound difference in the lives of the patients, families, and communities we are privileged to serve.
What role do volunteers play?
Provides office support for direct patient care (creating patient/family teaching material, mailings, filing, etc.).
Provides program support through arts and crafts for patients or bereaved, community events, health or community fairs, fundraising, community speaker events, education, public relations, and volunteer recruitment.
Provides in-person activities and companionship (reading, life review, listening, watching a patient’s favorite shows, playing board or card games, scrapbooking, yard work, animal care, respite, etc.).
Provides in-person, phone, or office support for the bereavement program and interacts with the family in a caring and compassionate manner. Assists with arrangements after death, agency memorial services or activities, and community education on end-of-life issues.
This may include hospice interdisciplinary team and complementary alternative integrative health services roles.