Established in 1979, Community Hospice of Northeast Florida is the first and only locally based nonprofit hospice provider to service residents of the First Coast. Each day through the support of 910 employees and 930 volunteers , the organization helps approximately 1,250 patients and their families to live better with advanced illness. During its 35-year history, Community Hospice has served more than 91,000 adults and children in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties--at home, in long term care and assisted living facilities, in hospitals and at its six inpatient care centers conveniently located throughout the area. The organization is committed to improving the quality of life for patients and their families and to be the compassionate guide for end-of-life care in our community. No one is ever denied care due to an inability to pay.
Community Hospice volunteers are vital members of the hospice care team. And whether they offer companionship and a listening ear to patients and family members, help with pricing donated items at the Thrift Shop or assist at fundraising events, there's a volunteer opportunity for everyone!
Many volunteers visit patients in their homes, at nursing homes or assisted living facilities, or at Community Hospice inpatient care centers while receiving short-term, acute care.
They spend quality time reading, taking walks, writing letters, or simply enjoying conversations with patients. They also offer family caregivers a chance to run personal errands or otherwise take a break from their day-to-day duties.