Companionship Volunteer for Hospice Patients & Families

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ORGANIZATION: gentiva hospice

Companionship volunteers are needed to visit and enrich the quality of life for a patient with a life-shortening diagnosis who is receiving hospice care. This program, with adequate training, allows volunteers to be matched one on one with a patient. The volunteer will be able to have his/her autonomy to choose various ways to offer kindness through companionship, which may include general dialogue, reading, sharing musical talents, and at times just simply holding their hand. The volunteer can also set their own schedule that is convenient for both parties. Typically, a volunteer would make a companionship visit 2-4 times monthly from approx. 30 minutes to a couple of hours. Additionally, visits could involve helping the family cope by offering respite time as the family member runs errands or running errands for them, helping with light housework , or helping to prepare meals. Whether you are retired, a student needing volunteer hours, or just wanting to make a difference for others, this is an extremely meaningful and rewarding way to contribute to your community.

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About gentiva hospice


11835 Fishing Point Drive, Newport News, VA 23606, US

Mission Statement

"Our place is by your side"


Our place is by the side of those who need care. With the strength and empathy, our family of extraordinary clinicians and caregivers offer individualized care, including physical, emotional, and spiritual support, so that you and your loved ones can enjoy the best possible quality of life.


Veterans & Military Families
Community, Seniors, Veterans & Military Families


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Hampton, VA 23663






  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 months to a year minimum
  • TB Test, Drug test

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