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ORGANIZATION: Hosparus Health

One in four dying Americans is a veteran, and we believe that every veteran deserves a peaceful ending. Hosparus Health offers comprehensive care for armed services veterans facing serious illness, as well as support for their families. We thank our veterans for their generous service to our country, and we are proud to care for thousands of veterans every year.

In order to continue providing compassionate care to our veterans, we have an urgent need for veterans of the armed services, spouses of veterans, and others with a longstanding connection to the military who want to honor and support our heroes. Upon admission to our care, we offer veterans a recognition visit by a trained volunteer who is also a veteran or supportive family member of a veteran. This is a one-time visit and is often arranged for the patient's loved ones to attend. The veteran in our care is presented a customized certificate of appreciation and a handmade patriotic care blanket.

If this is an honor you'd like to bestow upon a dying veteran, keep in mind that for each recognition visit, you will need to be able to stop by our office during business hours to pick up the certificate and blanket and have scheduling flexibility to coordinate presentation to the patient within a day or two of the request.

The zip code on this posting is a central location for the Louisville area - not always the location where services are provided. Our patients live throughout Louisville and surrounding counties and across Southern Indiana in nursing facilities and homes.

We serve patients wherever they call home - in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and in the patient's own home. You can visit with a patient in your neighborhood, nearby, or wherever you feel called to help. We have a particular need for volunteers who would be willing to make visits in Louisville's West End, the Dixie Highway corridor, and Bullitt County. A volunteer manager will work with your visit preferences and provide you with ongoing support. All costs for training, including the background check and TB tests, are covered by Hosparus Health.

If you're ready to get started, visit hosparushealth.org, and click on the volunteer tab to apply. Be sure to list on the application that you'd like to honor veterans.

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About Hosparus Health


6200 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, KY 40205, US

Mission Statement

Volunteering with Hosparus Health may become one of the most meaningful experiences of your life. Helping our mission of enhancing the quality of life for those impacted by serious illness will be rewarding and enhance your own well-being and feeling of gratitude. Connection to others with compassion and dignity will strengthen your sense of community. You will feel proud by giving back to others, which you’ll be able to do based on your schedule and how you decide to offer assistance within our organization.


Since 1978, Hosparus Health has provided hospice and advanced illness care to tens of thousands of patients and their families in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Started by volunteers, we’re a fully accredited not-for-profit with care teams nationally recognized and respected for their innovation and expertise addressing the most complex health issues. In addition to hospice and advanced illness care, we also offer grief counseling, respite care, and medication management.

Hosparus Health cares for patients of all ages and backgrounds - regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, handicap or ability to pay. Care is delivered through a team-oriented approach and is tailored to each patient’s needs and wishes. Our support extends to the patient’s family, caregivers and other loved ones. Hosparus Health is committed to helping people in our community live better, longer. We truly believe that the earlier you call, the more we can help.

To learn more, visit hosparushealth.org or call our 24/7 support line: 1-800-264-0521


Health & Medicine
Veterans & Military Families
Health & Medicine, Seniors, Veterans & Military Families


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Louisville, KY 40220



  • Hospice Care
  • Law Enforcement
  • Veteran Care
  • People Skills


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Each patient has a plan of care, and when a volunteer is requested to provide a vet recognition, you'll be included in the patient's care plan. Typical vet recognition visits last about an hour plus travel and coordination time.
  • Must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19. We provide a detailed orientation to the hospice model of care, so you will fully understand our mission and be prepared to assist patients and their families. A volunteer manager will offer ongoing guidance.

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