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Shepherd Home is grateful for the many volunteers who donate their time and compassion to support our home and most importantly, our residents.

Shepherd Home complies with CDC/NYSDOH Guidelines, as well as the HERO Act to ensure volunteer safety. COVID-19 Vaccinations are required for everyone who enters our home, including volunteers.

There are many ways you can volunteer:

Resident Care
Our Resident Care volunteers provide personal care to our residents and extend support and hospitality to the residents’ family and friends.
Prospective volunteers have the opportunity to shadow our nurse, and other volunteers to acquaint themselves with the care given at Shepherd Home.
Requirements: All you need is a compassionate heart and a drive to help those who are terminally to live their best life. We will teach you the rest.

Do you enjoy home maintenance and gardening ? We are always in need of volunteers to help with yard work, flower bed maintenance, plumbing, electrical work, simple repairs, snow shoveling and general home upkeep.

Shepherd Home relies on fundraising events to generate a large percentage of our annual budget. Do you have event planning experience? Or ideas and enthusiasm to create memorable events for an important cause? Come join one of our committees and help us to continue our mission and to build community awareness.

Per Diem Nurses
We welcome nurses with hospice experience to join our on-call team. If you have availability to fill an occasional eight hour weekday shift; as well as, take on-call a few weekends a year, we would love to hear from you.

Board of Directors
We seek applications from caring people to serve on the Board of Directors, particularly those with expertise in development, IT, public relations and fundraising.
The board holds a fiduciary responsibility for the home; as well as, ensuring the organization is meeting the 501(c)3 requirements of being a non-profit. The board has set policy and procedures ensure that the organization has adequate resources to carry out its mission. If you are interested in learning more about joining the Board of Directors, please contact

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Mission Statement

Rooted in faith and love, we provide comfort and compassionate care to members of our community with a terminal illness, in a way that cherishes the dignity of each individual and meets their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. We provide support to families and friends and foster community acceptance that dying is an integral part of living.


Shepherd Home is a two-bedroom home in Penfield, NY that operates under the hospice philosophy, providing 24-hour care for the terminally ill in a residential setting. Shepherd Home offers physical, emotional and spiritual support to those facing the prospect of death. We also provide hospitality and support to family members and friends as well as bereavement counseling and community education.

Advocacy & Human Rights
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1959 Five Mile Line RoadPenfieldPenfield, NY 14526



  • Hospice Care
  • Patient Care
  • Nursing


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time Commitment varies depending on area of volunteer work. For patient care shifts, we schedule in 4 hours shifts with some flexibility.
  • Shepherd Home complies with CDC/NYSDOH Guidelines, as well as the HERO Act to ensure volunteer safety.  COVID-19 Vaccinations are required for everyone who enters our home, including volunteers. 

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