Personal History Recorder


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Franklin and Surrounding CountiesColumbus, OH 43215


Volunteers are at the heart of hospice and play a vital role in the total care of the patient. There are many ways to use your talents in lending a hand to those in need at the end of life.

St. Joseph’s Hospice is looking for caring people to record patient stories and histories. Personal History Recorder Volunteers are friendly visitors who provide companionship and socialization while learning more about our patients. Volunteers are placed one-on-one with patients to assist them with their life review by reocording their lives. Histories can be recorded using an array of media and technology that both the patient and volunteer are comfortable with. While this is a very therapeutic activity for patients, the end product is one that families cherish for years.

This volunteer opportunity would be an excellent fit for someone interested in journalism, creative writing, scrapbooking, videography, photography, history, etc.

St. Joseph’s Hospice provides care wherever a patient calls home, so volunteers serve at residences, assisted living facilities, and skilled nursing facilities. We ask that volunteers make a one year commitment to St. Joseph’s Hospice and meet all the training requirements before being placed with a patient. A hospice volunteer must demonstrate maturity and compassion.

If you are interested in becoming a Personal History Recorder, please contact Charity Eilerman at St. Joseph’s Hospice, (614) 456-0070 or

Volunteers are encouraged to wait at least one year following the death of an immediate family member before volunteering.


  • History
  • Hospice Care
  • Journalism
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Reading / Writing
  • Visual Arts

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 year; 1-4 times per month
  • drug screening, TB test

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