Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice philosophy. Hospice volunteers are there to hold a hand and listen, read or write a letter, run errands or even help out in the office. Volunteers are there to step in when a family member needs a break, and are there for the family and friends after their loved one has passed away. No matter what your skills, talents or motivation, we have the opportunity for you to get involved.
Kindred Hospice cares for patients in facilities and homes throughout Massachusetts. Volunteers can choose where, when and how to give their time.We offer in-person and at home orientations and trainings to fit your busy schedule.
Administrative Volunteers: Provide administrative/clerical support including filing, answering phones, mailings, etc. Some tasks can be done from your home.
Patient Visitor Volunteers: Make friendly visits to hospice patients in their homes or long-term healthcare facilities. Provide companionship and support to the patients and their families.
Pet Therapy Volunteers: Make supportive visits to patients with their registered therapy dogs.
Tuck-In Volunteers: Make weekly telephone calls to check on patients and families to assess their needs. These calls can be made from your home.
Other Specialty and Professional Volunteers: Volunteers who want to provide specific support including music, vigil, arts & crafts, spiritual support, bereavement, beauticians, barbers, handyman, etc.
- Administrative Support
- Music Arts
- Hospice Care
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- A minimum of 2-4 hours per month
- Access to a vehicle or public transportation