Avalon Hospice - West Des Moines
"The joy in hospice volunteering comes from opening my heart to vulnerability and the burden of worry, sorrow or pain and transforming that energy back into a nurturing, quiet and gentle presense." - hospice volunteer.
If you are interested in giving back in this very meaningful way consider volunteering with Avalon Hospice. We have opportunities in Polk County and surrounding counites to work with patients where they live - in their homes, assisted livings and nursing homes as well as opportunities in our office:
- office administrative work
- companionship to patients
- providing respite to caregivers
- delivering flowers to patients
- pet therapy
- light housekeeping/ running errands
- reading to patients
We will work with your schedule and availability to find a meaningful opportunity for you!
In person visits require the use of PPE and social distancing. We have virtual opportunities as well!
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Avalon Hospice - West Des Moines
4601 Westown Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50266, US
To honor life and offer compassion to individuals, and their families, when facing a life-limiting illness.
Avalon Hospice - West Des Moines is committed to clinical excellence in hospice care. We see each individual as more than a patient. Our skilled professionals and volunteers design an all-encompassing program, customized to each patient that addresses not only the physical needs but also the emotional and spiritual needs of the patient and family. Our hospice teams provide compassionate care for individuals and their families when life matters most.