Hospice Volunteer for Cooley Dickinson -Training Starts January 10, 2018


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


168 Industrial DriveNorthampton, MA 01060
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Become a Hospice Volunteer for Cooley Dickinson- Training Starts January 10, 2018

Make a difference in someone’s life while doing something deeply rewarding. Become a Hospice volunteer.

Cooley Dickinson Hospice is currently seeking new volunteers for its Hospice program and is running a training session starting January 10, 2018. There are many ways to volunteer:

  • Patient Companionship - - Sharing stories, reading, playing music, games or cards, singing, watching TV, holding hands, sitting quietly, or being a caring presence.
  • Family/Caregiver Support - Providing respite breaks or helping with errands.
  • Complementary Therapies - Providing certified Massage, Reiki, music, pet or other certified complimentary therapy.
  • Veteran Support - Seeking veterans to provide companionship and support for our hospice veterans. Assisting with our veterans program.
  • Bereavement Support - Making bereavement calls, sending out mailings as needed.
  • Administrative, Fundraising and Outreach - Assisting with administrative or outreach efforts as needed.

TRAINING DATES: Wednesdays, Jan. 10, 25, and 31, 8:30AM - 1:00PM AND Thursday, Jan. 17, 1-5:30PM

No experience necessary, full 18-hour training provided. If you (or someone you know) would like to give back to your community, meet people from all walks of life, and be an important part of someone’s end-of-life journey, we’d love to talk with you. Must be 18+, attend full training, have own transportation, agree to CORI check and health screening, and commit to one year of 1-4 hours/week. Please submit an application through the Cooley Dickinson Hospice Volunteer website, or contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Carol Devine for more information: 413-582-5354, cdevine4@cooleydickinson.org.


  • Massage Therapy
  • Hospice Care
  • Music Therapy
  • Bereavement Support
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Patient Care

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-4 hours per week (average). One year commitment
  • Must have vehicle, valid driver's license, car insurance, agree to CORI check and health screening

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