Make a Difference-- Become a Regional Hospice Volunteer!
Family Support Volunteers Family Support Volunteers offer support and companionship for patients and their families in their home, assisted living residence, skilled nursing facility, or the Center for Comfort Care and Healing. They provide companionship for patients and much-needed respite for caregivers. These special volunteers are an integral part of our multi-disciplinary team, providing support to bring joy to patients and ease the burden of families.
Veteran-to-Veteran Volunteers Regional Hospice aims to pair hospice-trained Veteran Volunteers with hospice patients who have been identified as Veterans. Once paired, Veteran Volunteers have the unique ability to relate and connect with each patient at the end of life, promoting life review and healing.
Spiritual Care Volunteers Spiritual Care Volunteers complete hospice training, they have a special interest in providing faith based support for patients and family. They volunteer under the direction of the spiritual care manager, who also manages a volunteer-based choir and music ministry to offer to our patients.
Bereavement Volunteers Bereavement Volunteers work under the direction of professional bereavement counselors to offer support to adults and children who have experienced the death of a loved one. Our Healing Hearts Center for Grieving Children & Families is well known for it’s award-winning volunteer-focused programs. Opportunities also exist for volunteer support group facilitators.
Integrative Therapies Volunteers Integrative Therapies Volunteers offer patients their expertise in massage therapy, reiki, music, or art. Massage therapists are licensed in their specialty, carry insurance and are professionally trained for their role with hospice patients.
Pet Partners Volunteers Pet Partners Volunteers visit patients to offer animal assisted therapy. Pet Partners must have completed training with Delta Society, Therapy Dogs International or locally through ROAR. All Pet Partner Volunteers also complete hospice volunteer training.
Administrative Volunteers Administrative Volunteers help with office support, including filing, data entry, mailings or other clerical activities. They are oriented to their task, but do not need to complete volunteer training.
Fundraising Volunteers Fundraising Volunteers have a variety of opportunities to help Regional Hospice and Home Care raise funds that allow our agency to provide our important programs and services. Fundraising Volunteer opportunities include:
Chapter volunteer - become a member of one of our town-based fundraising chapters
Third party event volunteer - organize and host your own fundraising event or join the committee of one of our existing events
Administrative/data entry - help our fundraising department run smoothly by helping with data entry or other administrative tasks
Center for Comfort Care and Healing Volunteers
Lobby Greeters Lobby Greeters welcome patients, families, and visitors to our in-patient hospice facility, the Center for Comfort Care & Healing. Shifts are 4 or 5 hours each from 8am-9pm, 7 days a week.
Kitchen Volunteers Kitchen volunteers help our Chef at the Center for Comfort Care & Healing by doing food prep, baking, cleaning, and "working the window" to help serve meals to patients, visitors, employees, and volunteers.
Garden Volunteers Garden volunteers help tend to the garden at the Center for Comfort Care & Healingby weeding, pruning, and providing other garden maintenance as needed.
Floral Arrangement Volunteers Volunteers are needed twice a week to design floral arrangements for the Center for Comfort Care & Healing.
For information on any volunteer opportunity, call 203.702.7415 or apply online.
All interested volunteers must:
* Fill out an application online (http://RegionalHospiceCT.org/volunteer/online-volunteer-application/)