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ORGANIZATION: Compassus Hospice

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How To Become A Hospice Intern

A volunteer coordinator works directly with you to identify opportunities to match your goals and abilities. Hospice interns work behind the scenes at the office and with the hospice team out and about. For more information about interning in hospice care at Compassus, call 765-405-9641 or just respond through Volunteer Match.

All volunteers and interns receive free training at a local office. In the volunteer orientation, you will learn about the following:

  • The goals and philosophy of hospice care
  • The physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of death and dying
  • Listening and communication skills
  • Patient and family rights
  • Professional boundaries
  • Family relationships
  • Grief and loss
  • Spiritual and cultural diversity
  • Patient confidentiality
Time Commitment

After completing training, volunteers determine the time they commit to service. Whether you give two hours a month or six hours a week, all efforts are appreciated and needed. Compassus will work around your schedule.

The Qualities Of An Effective Hospice Volunteer/Intern

An effective hospice volunteer should have a compassionate and kind attitude toward their patients. They should strive to provide comfort and support for both the patient and their family members. They should be reliable, punctual, and prepared for the tasks assigned to them. Good communication skills are essential in this role, and hospice volunteers should have a good understanding of hospice services, as well as the hospice philosophy of care, taught during training. Finally, hospice volunteers should be non-judgmental and respectful towards patients and their families.

Additional qualities of an effective hospice volunteer/intern include:

  • Good listener
  • Dependable
  • Patient
  • Flexible
  • Empathetic and open
  • Willing to serve, whether directly with families or behind the scenes

By having these qualities, hospice interns can provide quality care to those in need of hospice services, as well as support for their families. Their presence can be a great source of comfort and help to both the patient and family members during this difficult time.

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About Compassus Hospice


311 S Berkley Rd, Kokomo, IN 46901, US

Mission Statement

OUR HIGHER PURPOSE 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. OUR VISION Compassus is leading the transformation of healthcare delivery: continuously and measurably improving the quality of person-centered, physician-driven, team-based care.


Compassus hospice volunteers touch the lives of our patients every day! Whether it is providing companionship to a patient or reading to them, volunteers brighten the lives of the patients and families we serve. Whether you choose to work behind the scenes and complete clerical work or working one to one with patient and families, volunteers are valued members of our team. Volunteers receive free training at our local office or virtually via Zoom.


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Multiple locations Anderson, IN 46012



  • Mental Health
  • Nursing
  • Bereavement Support
  • Case Work / Management
  • Hospice Care
  • Social Work


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Entirely up to your availability and goals!

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