Comfort Hospice Patients
City of Santa Fe
All in-person volunteers receive COVID education, tests and PPE. COVID has greatly increased the isolation of patients in hospice and volunteers are needed now more than ever.
- Companion Volunteers: volunteers who visit in the home or facility with a patient, normally an hour or longer, providing either companionship and/or socialization.
- Respite Volunteers: volunteers who provide companionship and/or socialization to the patient to give relief or respite to the caregiver, normally between 1-4 hours.
- Vigil Volunteers: volunteers who go through specialized training to sit and be present with patients who are actively dying in either their homes or in facilities.
- Bereavement Volunteers: volunteers who assist the bereavement coordinator in her/his role. This may be in office assistance, phone calls or facilitating bereavement support groups utilizing the volunteer’s gifts and talents.
- Music/Your Song Volunteers: volunteers who go to patient’s in homes or facilities and either sing or provide music for patients. Part of the Your Song group in Santa Fe are also Your Song volunteers for Ambercare Santa Fe.
- Office Volunteers: volunteers who perform various office duties such as mailings, filing, collating and putting together packets.
- Pet Therapy Volunteers: volunteers with certified pet therapy pets who visit patients in their homes or facilities.
- Craft Volunteers: Volunteers create holiday cards & other gift items for delivery to our hospice patients.
- We Honor Veterans Volunteers: Veteran and interested volunteers who assist with the We Honor Veterans program for pinning ceremonies. These volunteers may participate in the pinning ceremonies and/or may put together treats for the ceremonies for the veterans on our service. These volunteers may also help in developing supporting program materials.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About City of Santa Fe
1121 Alto Street, PO Box 909 Santa Fe, NM 87504-0909, Santa Fe, NM 87501, US
Santa Fe RSVP is part of a nationwide organization designed to recruit, place and support people age 55+ in volunteer service to the Santa Fe community. We help you utilize your experience, skills and interests to give back to your community. Volunteerism is proven to reduce depression, chronic pain, stress, risk of disease and social isolation, while increasing physical fitness, mental functionality, sense or purpose, social connection and longevity.
For decades, the Santa Fe RSVP program has been recruiting and placing volunteers in local non-profits. With the financial support of the federal government, the State of New Mexico, and the City o Santa Fe, we are able to provide many benefits to volunteers, such as mileage reimbursement to our volunteers who drive their vehicles to and from volunteering ; a free supplemental insurance policy that covers you and your vehicle while you are volunteering; invitations to annual volunteer recognition banquets; volunteer appreciation gifts: reimbursement for taking the AARP Smart Driver Class; and enrollment fees (and transportation) to educational opportunities such as the annual New Mexico Conference on Aging.