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271-11 76th AvenueNew Hyde Park, NY 11040


Parker Jewish Institute’s Comprehensive Community Hospice has been providing highly specialized care to terminally ill patients since 1997 and welcomes volunteers of all ages and backgrounds. Hospice volunteers are a special group of people that use their time and talents to enrich the quality of life for our patients and their families as the end of life approaches. Hospice volunteers enhance the quality of life and help reduce the burden for family caregivers by providing support, assistance, in patient’s homes, in nursing homes, and assisted living facilities.

To be a volunteer, there is no special requirement other than a sincere desire to help people and the ability to listen. The most important thing you can do is be there for patients to reassure them they are not alone. It is not an easy undertaking, but it can enrich your life well as patients and families.

Hospice volunteers can commit to as little or as much time as they wish. Some volunteers provide several hours of service each week while others commit to a few hours each month. Serving as valued members of the hospice team, for just a few hours of your time you can make a significant impact on the lives of patients and their loved ones.

There are many opportunities to share your time and talents as a volunteer and support patients, their loved ones dealing with end of life. Opportunities include:

  • Hospice Doulas
  • Bereavement/Grief
  • Patient Friendly Visits
  • Legacy Projects
  • Administrative Support
  • Community Education
  • Help Recruiting Other Volunteers

Note: We ask that those who have recently lost a loved one wait a year before becoming a hospice volunteer. You are welcome to participate in our bereavement programs during this time.

All hospice volunteers receive extensive training. Depending the type of volunteering, training is can range from 6-18 hours. All volunteers must complete our new volunteer orientation. Those volunteers who choose to work directly with hospice patients or their loved ones must complete additional hospice specialized training.


  • Hospice Care
  • Elder care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Spiritual Healing
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Family Therapy

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible

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