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ORGANIZATION: Compassus Hospice and Palliative Care

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 30 people are interested

Patients and families often tell us that hospice volunteers are a treasure. Even if you work behind the scenes, you'll be helping others at a time of great need.

Patient Support

Volunteers provide companionship to the patient and respite for the caregiver. Ways to help include:

  • Friendly visits
  • Reading to patients
  • Light housekeeping
  • Running errands
  • Writing letters
  • Meal preparation

Bereavement volunteers are an invaluable resource for those who have lost loved ones, especially for family members without a solid support network.

  • Visit with the bereaved in person or by phone
  • Assist with grief support groups
  • Coordinate community resources
  • Help Bereavement Coordinator with mailings and calls

Administrative volunteers assist hospice staff, typically in the office. Ways to help include:

  • Copying, faxing, filing and other light office work
  • Sending birthday cards, sympathy cards, thinking of you cards
  • Making deliveries
Veteran-to-Veteran Volunteers

Compassus is proud to participate in the We Honor Veterans program. Many of our locations provide trained veteran volunteers who offer camaraderie and compassionate care for fellow veterans. Our veteran-to-veteran volunteers understand the unique needs of veterans because they ARE veterans.

11th Hour / Vigil Volunteers

Some local programs have 11th Hour / Vigil Volunteers. These are trained, non-medical volunteers who offer emotional support to patients and caregivers in the last hours of life. 11th Hour / Vigil volunteers are a compassionate presence during the last hours of life for hospice patients, in private homes or in facilities.

Supplementary Volunteer Services

We welcome other specialized volunteers to provide services to our patients, such as:

  • Reiki practitioners
  • Massage Therapists
  • Pet Therapy Teams
  • Art Therapists
  • Music Therapists
  • Hair Stylists

For all of these supplementary volunteer services, the volunteers must be certified or licensed.

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About Compassus Hospice and Palliative Care


243 King Street, Suite 239, Northampton, MA 01060, US

Mission Statement

Profoundly advancing the well-being and honoring the dignity of those we serve, helping make the world a better place--one family at a time.


Compassus is a nationwide network of community-based hospice, palliative and home health care services. Our mission is to offer comfort and hope to patients and families facing serious illness. We support that mission with a commitment to three core values: compassion, integrity, and excellence.

We are a Nashville, Tennessee-based company founded in 2006 with roots in hospice reaching back to 1979. Today, we have more than 150 locations in 31 states across the U.S. Our goals are to provide the highest quality care in every community in which we serve and to be both the provider and employer of choice.


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


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20 North Maple StreetHadley, MA 01035



  • Massage Therapy
  • Bereavement Support
  • Case Work / Management
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 months to a year
  • COVID-19 Vaccine

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