The volunteer provides additional support to the hospice patient and/or their family under the supervision of the Volunteer Program Coordinator at the patient's home or residence at a facility. Patient care volunteers support the patient and/or their family in a variety of ways, including but not limited to the following:
- Serve as a companion to the patient (chit chatting, playing cards, watching movies, reading together, doing arts & crafts, etc.)
- Provide caregiver relief for the patient's caregiver so they are able to take a break and take some time for themselves.
- Provide light housekeeping, lawn care, snow removal, grocery shopping or errands.
- Provide licensed services including massage therapy, haircuts, photography, and more.
- Share your musical talents with patients either as one-one-one visits or larger performances for care facilities.
- Share your artistic abilities with patients by doing one-on-one art projects or by leading group activities at a residential facility.
- Bring your pet (cat, dog, rabbit, etc.) to visit with patients and/or their families. Pet must have all appropriate licensing, vaccinations, etc.
- Veteran Care
- Massage Therapy
- Patient Care
- Hospice Care
- Elder care
- Animal Therapy
Good Match For
Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 18+; pass a background check and TB test; a waiting period of one year after your own loved one dies