A Medical Student Opportunity in Hospice

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Heartland Hospice Serving Delaware & Chester Counties

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Heartland Hospice is looking for nursing students and premed students who are interested in expanding their knowledge of death and dying. By coming along side of a dying patient, you will experience the needs, desires and the satisfaction of supporting someone who has only a few days or months to live. The unscripted experience of witnessing someone's death can be a lesson for our own life choices and personal growth. Ultimately understanding the meaning of 'a good death' and 'a life well spent' will provide a platform for addressing patient need as your career unfolds.

This opportunity is in the role of a 'friendly visitor' with no 'hands on care'. Hospice volunteers do not make judgments nor do volunteers offer advice. A volunteer's role is to be an extra layer of social support to the patient and/or their family.

Hospice is regulated by Medicare. There is a required training of 14 hours. Training dates are flexible to accommodate volunteer schedules.

Volunteers state that they get more out of their experiences than they feel they give. Patients and families state that they are so grateful for the support of their hospice team and especially their volunteer!

Volunteers ARE the heart of hospice.

Please Be Assured that I do answer ALL inquiries! IF you don't hear back from me, there is a glitch in the email system! PLEASE call my cell OR email me directly!

Debra Toole at debra.toole@heartlandhospice.com for more information.
DEBRA'S cell: 302-593-4649

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About Heartland Hospice Serving Delaware & Chester Counties


5 Christy Dr, Suite 103, Chadds Ford, PA 19317, US

Mission Statement

We promise to care for the mind, body and spirit in a way that is comforting and compassionate.

We promise to be the difference in our customers’ day, working to make every connection a personal one and creating memorable moments that define their Heartland experience.

We promise to discover what is important to our customers, respect their choices and customize our service specifically to their needs.

We promise to be leaders in care delivery, corporate responsibility and community action.


Heartland Hospice is part of the HCR ManorCare family, a leading provider of home health care, hospice care, skilled nursing, memory care and post-acute care.

We deliver care in 25 states and are the third largest hospice provider in the nation.

At Heartland, we proudly provide hospice care wherever you call home: the house you've lived in for decades, a skilled nursing center, an assisted living facility or anywhere else you find the greatest comfort. Why Heartland Hospice? Check out our brochure to see what makes us different and to view more information.


We'll work with your schedule.


Chester County, PAChester County, PA 19382



  • Hospice Care
  • Elder care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Relationship Building
  • Patient Care
  • Nursing


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 - 4 hours each month
  • One year commitment desired

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