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ORGANIZATION: Compassus Hospice

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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We are currently seeking qualified Reiki Practitioners, Music Therapists, Aroma Therapists, and/or Massage Therapists that have a desire to provide their specialized services to individuals on hospice in Hartford, Fairfield, New Haven, Litchfield, Tolland, and Middlesex Counties.

Volunteers are an essential part of the hospice team, as they contribute to the quality of life and fulfillment each patient experiences in their final days. If you are certified/licensed in your professional craft and would like to offer your services, please review the requirements below and apply to your preferred location.

Volunteer Training

All volunteers receive free training at a local office or virtually. 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

Health Screening and Background Check

All required testing and health screening is paid for by Compassus.

  • TB Testing
  • Background Check
  • Fingerprinting

Time Commitment

Minimum of 6 months to 1 year commitment. After completing training, volunteers determine the frequency of their visits/services and how much time they would like to spend at each visit/service they perform. 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

Hospice volunteers 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. 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 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 volunteers 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.

Listed below are links to apply at our local offices, please apply to your preferred location. Once your application has been reviewed you will be contacted via email to discuss the next steps.

Orange/Milford Office


Hartford/Rocky Hill Office:


Thank you for your interest! We look forward to working with you!

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About Compassus Hospice


612 Wheelers Farms Road, Suite 103, Milford, CT 06461, US

Mission Statement

OUR MISSION: Our mission is to advance well-being and honor quality of life. OUR VISION: Our vision is to transform lives as the most valued partner for person-centered care delivered where people live. CORE VALUES: Compassion - Care for everyone with empathy, kindness, humility, and dignity. Integrity - Consistently act with honesty, accountability, and high ethical standards. Excellence - Deliver outstanding outcomes through dedication and personal responsibility. Teamwork - Appreciate, respect, and empower every team member for collective success. Innovation - Find new ways to advance our vision with creativity, perseverance, and continuous improvement.


Compassus Hospice & Palliative Care provides for the end-of-life needs of the patients we care for. Our main office is located in Milford, CT. We serve those who are eligible for hospice care who reside in Fairfield County, New Haven County and Middlesex County. Hospice Compassus provides end-of-life care to those who wish to be under the care of hospice and who met the criteria. Hospice is for those whose life expectancy is six months or less. Our team is experienced in meeting the end-of-life needs of the patients with whom we work. Our goal is to provide compassionate care, psychosocial support, companionship, spiritual support and comfort to our patients to enhance the quality of their lives, remain comfortable and to die with dignity. With our patients and their loved ones, our team develops a comprehensive plan of care to best manage the patient's symptoms, values and wishes.

We believe that every moment of life is meaningful. We want our patients to live to their fullest abilities and enjoy their remaining time at the end of their lives. Our volunteers help us achieve this. Our volunteers are compassionate, caring individuals who offer our patients socialization, stimulation and companionship, as well as giving respite to our patients' loved ones.


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Multiple locations Milford, CT 06461



  • Massage Therapy
  • Aromatherapy
  • Spiritual Healing
  • People Skills
  • Music Therapy


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of 6 months to 1 year

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