Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice philosophy. Hospice volunteers are there to hold a hand, listen,read, write a letter, run errands and or even help out in our 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 ones have passed away. No matter what your skills are, talents or motivation, we have a rewarding opportunity for you to help. While the subject of death and dying can be understandably overwhelming, death is essential to life. Help us provide a 'circle of hope’ for individuals who are entering their final stages of their journeys. Your services are deeply appreciated, and always welcome.
Provide administrative/clerical support including filing, answering phones, mailings, etc. Some tasks can be done from your home.
Provide bereavement support to families through supportive phone calls, mailings and visits.
Patient Visitor Volunteers:
Make friendly visits to hospice patients in their homes or long-term health care facilities, and provide companionship and support to the patient and their families.
Pet Therapy Volunteers:
Make supportive visits to patients with their registered therapy dogs. The pet therapy volunteer team must be registered or be willing to become registered through an organization such at Therapy Dog, Inc., Therapy Dog International, etc. We can help you with the process of getting registered.
Make weekly telephone calls to check on patients/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, art/crafts, life review video, spiritual support, handyman, etc. Also, those who want to share professional skills such as art and music therapists, beauticians and barbers and other professional services (volunteers must be certified, licensed or registered in the professional specialty).
- Veteran Care
- Hospice Care
- Music Therapy
- Bereavement Support
- Patient Care
Good Match For
Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- At least one visit a month
- Annual TB and drug test