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Hospice Vigil Support in Milwaukee County

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ORGANIZATION: Allay Home and Hospice

  • 7 people are interested

The purpose of the Vigil Program is to support fragile patients, who may otherwise be alone, during their final days or hours. The emphasis is on bringing a sense of peace and calm to the patient at this time.

Volunteers create a serene environment by reading a comforting poem or prayer, listening to soothing music or just sitting quietly holding the patient’s hand. Simply being present with the patient is the main focus at this time.

Vigil volunteers are most often requested for those patients who are likely to be alone; however, volunteers may also be asked to support family members who need to take a break from the bedside of their loved one or would like the emotional support of a caring person.

Since the Vigil Program is an "on-call" type of opportunity, we do take into account the volunteer's personal schedule and location when attempting to fill a vigil request.

Volunteers receive training in the philosophy of hospice, the role of the volunteer and other staff members and helpful skills for meaningful visits with hospice patients and their families. Additional training specifically related to the vigil visit is provided.

Contact Peggy, Volunteer Services Manager, for more info: 262-317-5233 or pczarnik@allayhh.com

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About Allay Home and Hospice


325 N Corporate Dr, Suite 260, Brookfield, WI 53045, US

Mission Statement

Allay Hospice consistently strives to provide the best, most compassionate care that can be experienced through the last phase of life's journey. Our goal is to ensure that those with a life-limiting illness live each day to the fullest in comfort and dignity. At Allay, we are committed to taking care of our patients and families as we would our own.


Hospice is not a place, but a special way of caring that promotes one's quality of life and death with dignity. When medicine cannot provide a cure, Allay Hospice offers patients and their families the comfort, compassion and assistance necessary to maintain the best possible quality of life.

Allay is a locally owned hospice with offices in Brookfield, Waterford, Jackson, & Sheboygan to serve all communities of Southeastern Wisconsin.

*Our volunteers work side by side with Allay's experienced hospice team in providing comfort and care when it is needed most. For all of our volunteer opportunities, the amount of time you give is flexible and assignments are based on your availability and location; we do our best to assign volunteers within or near their own community.


Health & Medicine
Health & Medicine, Seniors


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various locations throughout Milwaukee CountyOak Creek, Hales Corners, GreenfieldWest Allis, Wauwatosa, CudahyMilwaukee, WI 53215



  • Hospice Care
  • Elder care
  • Healthcare
  • People Skills


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers are scheduled in shifts of 2-4 hours.

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