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Remember when you wanted to make a difference in the world? You still can! Our hospice patients often need a friendly face to help brighten their days. You can dramatically improve their mood by listening to their life stories, running errands, playing cards, or by quietly sitting with them. Sharing your talent also makes a difference. Playing an instrument, singing, sewing or even a handy man skill all benefits our patients.

Or if you enjoy being more social you might want to think about assisting with our Veteran Pinning, educational events, celebrating patient birthdays, or holidays. We have a place for you! Elara Caring provides specialized end-of-life care.

Our volunteers play a vital role in our services. They assist with administrative duties, patient companionship visits, pet therapy, Veteran outreach, documenting our patient’s legacy, and providing respite for our patient’s families. You decide the amount of time you can volunteer. You can assist or help a couple of hours a day, a week, or a month. It is up to you, and we will work with your schedule. Elara Caring Hospice serves patients in Summit, Stark, Portage, Medina and Tuscarawas counties.

Our volunteer program is supervised by a dedicated Volunteer Coordinator who provides hospice orientation, training and ongoing support to our volunteer team. We offer individualized volunteer training catered to your schedule. A two step TB test, background check and orientation (all provided by Elara Caring) are also requirements to become an Elara Caring Volunteer. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Melissa Schlimm at 330-608-7257 or via email at mschlimm2@elara.com for more information or to set up a date and time for the volunteer interview. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!!!

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About Elara Caring


1530 West Market Street, Akron, OH 44313, US

Mission Statement

We provide you the appropriate type of care wherever you call home. Our team’s understanding of a patient's health needs allows us to deliver proactive, customized care that improves quality of life and keeps you comfortable and safe at home. ‚Äč Elara Caring Hospice volunteers are compassionate, giving individuals from all walks of life who share the most precious gift they have - their time - to enhance the lives of others.


Elara Caring is one of the nation’s largest providers of home-based care, with a footprint in the Northeast, Midwest and South. Elara brings together three award-winning organizations - Great Lakes Caring, National Home Health Care, and Jordan Health Services - into one transformational company, which provides the highest-quality comprehensive care continuum of personal care, skilled home health, hospice care and behavioral health.

Elara Caring leads patients through the post-acute care journey by providing the appropriate level of care, delivered wherever our patients call home. The company’s intimate understanding of its patients’ needs allows it to apply proprietary platforms to deliver proactive, customized care that improves quality of life and keeps patients in their homes.

The company, comprised of 35,000 caregivers serving over 60,000 patients and their families daily, in 225 locations across 16 states, is focused on providing patients with the right care, at the right time, in the right place.


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


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Akron, OH 44313



  • Massage Therapy
  • Music Arts
  • Administrative Support
  • Animal Therapy
  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • Our schedules are flexible and we work around our volunteer's schedule.
  • Proof of COVID vaccination or weekly COVID testing prior to patient visits.

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