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ORGANIZATION: Gentiva Hospice

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Gentiva Hospice-Carthage, MO is seeking Companionship Visitor Volunteers to serve Nevada and Sheldon, MO:

Gentiva Hospice offers volunteer opportunities for caring individuals who wish to make a difference in the lives of patients and their families. Here are some ways you can serve as a visitor volunteer:

  1. Companionship: Spending time with patients by offering a smile, holding their hand, sharing stories, listening, reading, or singing.
  2. Care Giver Respite: Offering scheduled breaks for caregivers, allowing them to rest, manage personal tasks, or simply recharge.
  3. Veteran-to-Veteran Support: If you are a Veteran, you can support fellow service members during their end-of-life journey.

As a Companionship Visitor Volunteer, you will be given choices as to how much and what types of things you want to do. Volunteers have flexibility; the opportunities may be once monthly to once weekly depending on your availability.

Our patients reside in private homes, local nursing facilities, and assisted living facilities. Some examples of typical volunteer duties are:

  • Listening to a patient’s concerns
  • Being a comforting and supportive presence
  • Engaging in the patient’s hobbies, for example, playing a board game or discussing current events
  • Reading or writing down memories for the patient or helping with correspondence
  • Telling other hospice staff, the needs of the hospice patient and family/inner circle
  • Running errands or doing light housekeeping for those receiving hospice care at home
  • Encouraging the patient to tell their life story.
  • Providing time for the caregiver to take care of her/himself.

Our Volunteers are 'hands off' and no medical training is required; all you need is a compassionate heart Gentiva’s complete volunteer training covers grief counseling, emotional support, and end-of-life care, to ensure Volunteers feel comfortable with their tasks.

Put your time and talent to wonderful use by lending a helping hand and making an impact in your community, today! Your gift of time provides immeasurable rewards!

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About Gentiva Hospice



Mission Statement

To honor life and offer compassion to individuals, and their families, when facing a life-limiting illness.


We are committed to clinical excellence in hospice care. We see each individual as more than a patient. Our skilled professionals and volunteers design an all-encompassing program, customized to each patient that addresses not only the physical needs but also the emotional and spiritual needs of the patient and family. Our hospice teams provide compassionate care for individuals and their families when life matters most.


Community, Faith-Based, Seniors


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Multiple locations Nevada, MO 64772



  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care
  • Relationship Building


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexibility is yours; we have patients in need of monthly visits, and weekly visits alike. We will work with your schedule to find the best fit for your availability.
  • Completed onboarding and training prior to meeting with patients and families.

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