Recruiting Hospice Volunteers- Tucson & Surrounding Communities

Cause Areas


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


Tucson, Marana, Casa Adobes, Tortolita, Rita RanchTucson, AZ 85715


Enrich Your Life: Become a Health Essentials Volunteer

Health Essentials has a hospice volunteer program for those who want to make a positive difference in the lives of others. The commitment to help can last anywhere from weeks to months, usually involving visits during daytime hours. The focus is on relieving the family and providing comfort, support, and companionship for the patient wherever they may reside.

If you are searching for a valuable, heartfelt, and rewarding role, and are 18 years old and above, we welcome you to become a Health Essentials volunteer. You are a vital part of our team and we could not provide the quality care and service our patient's need without you.

Volunteer Opportunities

The following are examples of the many ways in which volunteers can participate with Health Essentials hospice program:

  • Provide administrative support in the hospice office

  • Visiting or sitting with patients

  • Prepare meals

  • Music therapy (play soothing music on piano or guitar)

  • Read, play games, or work on arts and craft projects with patients

  • Light housekeeping

  • Compile a tribute video with the patient to present as gift to the family

  • Creating special gifts for patients and families such as holiday decorations

Training and Support

The Health Essentials training program includes instruction in:

  • Health Essentials hospice philosophy

  • Goals and service

  • Communications skills

  • Patient and family rights

  • Pain and symptom management

  • Spiritual caregiving

  • Concepts of grief, death, and dying

  • HIPAA regulations

If you are interested in any of the above volunteer opportunities, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Erik Maiorano at

Please note: Volunteer training is required for those choosing to volunteer with patients and families. Volunteer orientation is required for those choosing to volunteer in administrative position.


  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills
  • Massage Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Administrative Support
  • Spiritual Healing

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour or more per week...
  • Friendly, outgoing and compassionate people!

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