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Be a veteran volunteer with someone seriously ill in your neighborhood at their home

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ORGANIZATION: Hosparus Health

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Visit with a veteran patient to provide companionship, relieve loneliness, and share interests with a one-time veteran recognition. During your visit you will often sit and talk with a seriously ill patient, with your primary role to provide presence and support. You might play games, cards, or read. Sometimes, you might simply be present and sit in silence with a patient who is too ill to converse. You won't be providing any hands on care, such as feeding or moving a patient and volunteers never handle medications.

This would be a one-time visit to a veteran patient. You'll be able to choose the time you'd like to visit when you first meet your patient. Evenings and weekends are great times to schedule a visit.

You can visit with a patient in your neighborhood, or wherever you feel called to help. Our patients live throughout Louisville in various nursing homes and homes.

After you submit your volunteer application, we'll be in touch to schedule training. We provide a mix of online modules and a concise in person training session, with monthly continuing education and an informative weekly e-newsletter.

A volunteer manager will work with your visit preferences and provide you with ongoing support.
All costs for training, 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.

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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 40205



  • Bereavement Support
  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building


  • People 55+


  • 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 companionship, you'll be included in the patient's care plan. Typically, volunteers are requested for a one-time veteran visit. 2 hours per month; 24 hours a year
  • Must be fully vaccinated for flu, and come to our office for tb skin tests. We provide a detailed orientation to prepare you to assist patients and their families. A volunteer manager will offer ongoing guidance.

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