Community Home Care & Hospice’s volunteers provide emotional support and companionship, comfort, and respite to our patients and families. All of our patients have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness and have a prognosis of 6 months or less to live. They have opted for palliative care, rather than pursuing further curative treatment. We strive to enable our patients to live their last days in the most fulfilling manner possible, whether they choose to do so in their home or in a nursing facility.
Are you a good listener? Are you dependable? Do you have a desire to help others? If so, you can be a hospice volunteer. No medical background is necessary. Our volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds, professions, and age groups.
Not sure how you can help?
A few suggestions:
1. Sitting with a patient while the caregiver leaves the home to visit, shop, attend church, pursue hobbies/interests, attend meetings, or perhaps go to the barber shop/beauty salon.
2. Sitting with a patient so the family/caregiver can simply take a nap or rest.
3. Preparing and delivering meals to the patient and family.
4. Assist in preparing birthday or holiday cards for mailing.
5. Read to a patient.
6. Sing to a patient.
7. Laugh with a patient.
8. Simply sit by the bedside and hold the hand of a patient.
Volunteers can give as much or as little time as their schedules allow. There is not a set number of hours required. As patient/family needs differ so does volunteer hours. Whether you have a few minutes or several hours to give, this is a great program for you as it can be flexible.
- Administrative Support
- Elder care
- Bereavement Support
- Community Outreach
- Hospice Care
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- As much or as little as you can give
- Under 18 with parent/guardian